Category Archives: Education

PNM Annual Solar Car Race

I am a strategic account engineer here at PNM and I have been participating with the PNM Solar Car Races since I’ve been with PNM– about ten years. Employee volunteers go to local Pueblos and work with elementary students to design, build and race solar cars. The PNM Solar Car Races is one of my[…]
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Spring, I call it outage season

You probably call this time of year spring; I call it outage season. I’ve learned a lot about power outages after spending nearly a decade working “on call” for PNM. Thankfully our crews do an excellent job of keeping the power on but sometimes things happen, like a car accident or wonderful New Mexico Spring[…]
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Driving on Electrons

November of last year I purchased an Electric Vehicle (EV), and I am constantly approached by family, friends and random people on the street asking me, “what are you driving and why does it look so strange”? Well I choose to drive an EV for many reasons, and I am happy to share why. I[…]
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Got That Spring Cleaning Itch?

If you’re like me, once the daffodils start blooming and the birds begin chirping, I get that spring cleaning itch. I can’t control myself. I’ve got to crank up my rockin’ blues tunes, throw the windows wide open and start scrubbing like a mad woman. It’s an annual, frenzied ritual involving copious amounts of Pine-Sol[…]
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Let it bee

Bees are the crown jewel of the pollinators, and are critical for sustaining our food system. In the United States approximately one-third of our food crops benefit either directly or indirectly from bee pollination. However, bees also can be a nuisance, especially when they make their homes in inconvenient locations such as our equipment. But[…]
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PNM Navajo Nation Workforce Training Program

Last month I traveled to Farmington, N.M. to attend a reception honoring 46 students at San Juan College. The trip was a moving and memorable experience because it brought me closer to my own Navajo heritage and a deeper understanding of Native American culture. I also learned how the lives of people living in the Navajo Nation are economically tied to[…]
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