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NEWS Symposium December 20-21

December 1, 2017

December 20 & 21, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Science Math Learning Center
West side of UNM Main Campus

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Phone - 505.277.3609.

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What can you do to reverse the New Mexico Brain Drain?

Brain drain is the process in which a state, such as New Mexico, loses its most educated and talented
workforce to other states through migration for the lack of apparent opportunities. For New Mexico, this
is a problem because the most highly skilled and competent individuals, such as STEM professionals, leave
and contribute their expertise to other state economies. Brain drain is particularly distressing when the
skilled workforce truly wants to stay in New Mexico, but cannot due to the perceived lack of opportunities
for the highly skilled STEM workforce.
Currently, this is the case in New Mexico, which is seeing the economic effects and negative repercussions
of brain drain, which include:
- Loss of tax revenue
- Loss of future entrepreneurs
- A shortage of important, highly skilled workers
- Lack of confidence in the economy
- Loss of innovative ideas

Read more about the NEWS Symposium here.