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NMNWSE Awards at the 2018 State Science Fair
At the 2018 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, held April 6th at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NMNWSE awarded 11 outstanding students with $50 gift cards plus a certificate and tote bag with career materials. NMNWSE Special Judges also handed out honorable mention awards to 10 students consisting of a certificate and tote bag with career materials.
Senior Division $50 Award Winners
- Lillian Peterson, Los Alamos, Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite, Earth Science
- Riley Clavel, Roy, Who’s the Boss of the Moss?, Environmental Science
- Angelina Lopez and Breana Sotela, Rio Rancho, The Effects of Amino Acids on Stem Cell Growth, Microbiology
- Isabela Cenicero, Placitas, Effects of Geometry and Voltage on Ion Engine Design, Physics
- Makayla Gates, Peralta, Mimosa Pudica as Indicator for Comparative Adverse Effects of Topical Anesthetics, Plant Sciences
Senior Division, Honorable Mention
- Kalieyah Boyd, Kirtland, Do Magnets Affect Regeneration in Earthworms?, Animal Sciences
- Samantha Multari, Albuquerque, Can Seaweed Save the Coral? Part V, Animal Sciences
- Lien Tang, Albuquerque, Optimization of Lipid-Coated Mesoporous Silica, Medicine and Health Science
- Angelina Espindola, Sandia Park, Do Vitamins Enhance Herbs?, Microbiology
Junior Division $50 Award Winners
- Gianna Nilvo, Los Lunas, The Digestion of Cat Food, Animal Science
- Ksenia Sevostianov, Las Cruces, Play “Spot the Difference” to Fight Cancer, Chemistry
- Dominique Vigil, Taos, The Impact of Acidic Foods on Eggshells, Medicine & Health Sciences
- Cloe Godret-Miertschin, Albuquerque, On the Road to Harvesting Energy, Physics
- Isabella Griego, Albuquerque, Can I Build a Motorized Tricycle that can Benefit Disabled Children, Energy and Transportation
Junior Division, Honorable Mention
- Cassandra Sanchez, Taos, Fruit Fly Cafe, Animal Science
- Giselle Sarracino, Grants, Another Way of Seeing, Engineering
- Rose Osborne, Taos, Bio Power, Environmental Science
- Lucia Santoro-Velez, Albuquerque, The Protective Role of Marshlands in a Storm, Environmental Science
- Alexia Knittel, Carlsbad, Absorption: Dyeing Fabrics with Kool-Aid, Physics
- Haiven Schoolcraft, Carlsbad, Hydroponics Water vs. Soil, Plant Sciences
Congratulations to the NMNWSE Award winners!!
We wish to also congratulate all the students who participated in the State Science Fair, and their teachers and mentors! We hope these students continue to develop their potential as future leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) and allied professions!
Bonnie Frey honored as IMPACT! Award winner
The New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering, in cooperation with the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, initiated the NMNWSE IMPACT! Award in 2007 to recognize the contributions of women in New Mexico.
New Mexico is blessed to have Bonnie Frey as an active Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math citizen. She has contributed almost two decades to NM’s STEM capacity via research, teaching, training, leadership, and mentorship. Her STEM work is exceptional and impactful, particularly as a leader and mentor.
Bonnie is deserving of this award for many reasons - her commitment to the future of STEM in New Mexico, her mentoring of women in STEM, being a great role model through her persistence and confidence to achieve her own STEM degree and her career pathway in a male dominated field, and for increasing the participation and retention of women students in STEM – helping them build their own personal sense of belonging in the STEM culture.
See the NMNWSE Impact award page.
A note from NMNWSE President, Becca Galves
Click here for the 2017 Fall Newsletter
Online voting is open Oct 4 - 18 to elect the 2017-2018 NMNWSE board!
Please join us at the NMNWSE Annual Symposia!
- October 20 - 22, 2017 in Silver City, NM
- See website for more details
- Murray Hotel. Call to reserve your room today, 575-956-9400, just let them know you're with the Network.
- Registration is open! Click here. Consider submitting a presentation to share your work.
2017 IMPACT! Award Nominations Deadline Extended to Sept 20
The Network, in cooperation with the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, in 2007 embarked upon a new means to recognize the contributions of women in New Mexico. The IMPACT! Award strives to celebrate a New Mexico woman for her achievements and contributions in furthering the goals of the Network:
to encourage women to enter into and develop their careers in science, engineering, and allied professions.
- Postable Flyer
- Flyer, Cover letter, and Nomination Form packet
- The honoree is recognized during the Network's Annual Meeting and Technical Symposium.
Mercedes Agogino wins NMNWSE Lifetime Achievement Award
It is with great pride and pleasure that the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering is presenting a Lifetime Schievement Award to Dr. Mercedes Agogino. She truly merits this award for her extraordinary career and efforts in furthering the Network’s goals of encouraging women to enter into science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and allied professions (STEM-AP). Her lifelong passion and desire to increase the role of women in these fields through support of students in middle school through college is awe-inspiring and deserves to be celebrated.
Please join us for the Award celebration!
- Saturday, June 17, 2017
- Artichoke Café at 424 Central SE, Albuquerque
- 5:30 cocktail/social time, followed by dinner and award presentation at 6:30 pm
- Cost is $40 per person
- RSVP to Jeanne Banks at Jeanne.Banks@comcast.net or 505-239-2403
Mercedes has been a trailblazer for women, for STEM-AP, and for all underrepresented groups in New Mexico! As a long-time member of the Network, she has participated in many of our efforts over the years. She served as our State Science Fair Awards coordinator for many years. Mercedes enabled us to reward and encourage well over 200 students during this time at both the middle school and high school levels. We are very excited to hold this event in her honor and share her remarkable life and career.
If you can attend, please RSVP to Jeanne Banks at Jeanne.Banks [at] comcast.net or 505-239-2403 by June 14. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a card or congratulatory message to Mercedes, you may either use the email above or mail in care of Jeanne Banks, 14 Leah Lane, Placitas, NM 87043.
AAUW-New Mexico honors NMNWSE with Mission in Action Award
The New Mexico chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-NM) is pleased to announce NMNWSE as the first recipient for their Mission in Action Award. The award honors individuals or organizations that support and further the mission of AAUW in the state of New Mexico. AAUW-NM recognizes NMNWSE for supporting women and girls in STEM fields for almost forty years, decades before the term was created.
Sheila Portillo, Awards Chair for AAUW-NM presented the award on April 22, 2017 at AAUW's annual state convention in Los Alamos to Tinka Gammel a LANL scientist and long-time active NMNWSE member. A dozen current and former NMNWSE members were in attendance to celebrate.
Read the full press release on the LA Daily Post.
NMNWSE Award at the NM Supercomputing Challenge
Team JacksonMid-1 received the NMNWSE Award at the 2017 New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Expo, held April 24-25, 2017 in Albuquerque. Cheri Burch presented the award for NMNWSE.
The Gears are Turing wins NMNWSE Award
Team JacksonMid-1, Jackson Middle School
Team Members: Isabella Montoya, Munia Omer, Reyanna Fromme, Savannah Phelps
Sponsor: Karen Glennon
Congratulations to the team!
The team became interested in the Turing Test and asked the question, "can we successfully create a conversational machine that can imitate a human teenager?" The award recognizes the team's cooperation across campuses as the students attend three different schools. They demonstrated the conversational teenage machine at the Expo. Read their final report for details.
Each student on the team received $50 and an NMNWSE tote bag with career materials. The advisor received a tote bag with career materials. The judges for the NMNWSE Award were Cheri Burch and Dana Roberson.