Encouraging women in science, engineering, and allied professions through outreach and networking
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Volunteer to Help Judge the NMNWSE Special Awards at the State Science Fair!
Volunteers to help judge the NMNWSE special awards at the State Science Fair at New Mexico Tech are welcome! Please contact the Board if you wish to help judge.
- April 6, 2019 at NM Tech in Soccoro, NM
- 7:30 am: NMNWSE Award Judging, Fidel Student Center, NMT, Socorro, NM
- 12:30 pm: Award Winner Selection, Jones Annex, Room 101, NMT, Socorro, NM
- 1:30 pm: Board Meeting, Jones Annex, Room 101, NMT, Socorro, NM
- New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair
- NM Tech map page
Thank you, NMNWSE members, for another amazing year!
The NM Network for Women in Science and Engineering (NMNWSE) continues to encourage women of all ages to enter into science, engineering, and allied professions. In the past year, our Network has provided expansive and dynamic support for:
- The NM Science and Engineering Fair, including $500 in monetary awards, backpacks, and other swag to twelve (12) outstanding young female researchers for impactful STEM projects
- The IMPACT! Award to recognize an outstanding NM woman for her extraordinary efforts in furthering the goals of the Network. Congratulations, Casey DeRaad! Keep up the great work.
- Five Expanding Your Horizons Conferences, serving young women in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe – including over $3,000 in grant dollars, backpacks, and materials -- reaching over 900 girls in grades 6 – 10.
- The top performing all-female team at the Supercomputing Challenge and Expo, including $50 gift certificates, backpacks, and swag.
- AAUW Tech Trek – New Mexico
- Serving as the fiscal agent for AAUW Girls CAN! to expand fundraising opportunities, in order to continue to serve over 300 6th grade girls in Dona Ana County.
As NMNWSE members, we have lead projects in research, development, networking opportunities, and expansion of STEM education, outreach, and services. We have held information tables at conferences, hosted workshops, led STEM discussions, coordinated conferences, published papers, and directed teams in regional and national industries. And we continue to serve as primary caretakers for family members, running households, and maintaining order in the midst of potential calamity.
Thank you for all you do! What an honor it is to be a part of this professional group.
Rebecca Galves, NMNWSE President
Casey DeRaad honored as IMPACT! Award winner
The New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering is honored to announce Casey DeRaad as the 12th Annual NMNWSE 2018 IMPACT! Award Winner. Ms. DeRaad is an electrical engineer and serves as lead for education and community outreach activities with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Albuquerque.
Having successfully expanded services through the Phillips Scholars program, for STEM-focused intern students with AFRL, and Starbase La Luz Academy, providing educational support and outreach for students across NM, Casey applies her engineering training and tireless enthusiasm to expand programs, policies and practices, and increase networks to broaden the participation of all students, targeting under-represented groups, in STEM.
See the NMNWSE Impact award page.
Join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting
The NMNWSE Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for technical, professional, and outreach discussions in a supportive environment; as well as professional development and networking opportunities.
See the Annual Meeting webpage or the Annual Meeting brochure (PDF) for more details.
October 19 - 21, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Looking forward to seeing you there!
NMNWSE Awards at the Supercomputing Challenge 2018
At the Supercomputing Challenge Award Ceremony in Los Alamos, NMNWSE bestowed their annual Supercomputing Challenge award to the Melrose #34 team. THe team was made up of two young women, Madison Garrett from Melrose High School and Evelyn Garrett from House High School, addressing the topic of ocean ecology with their project "Beyond the Shore". Their coach this year was Alan Daughtery from Melrose High School. The students were awarded NMNWSE bags, $50 gift certicates and science tools.
Congratulations to the NMNWSE Award winners!!
We wish to also congratulate all the students who participated in the Supercomputing challenge, 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!
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!
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.