New Mexico Network for
Women in Science and Engineering
PO Box 1360, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87544 USA
NMNWSE encourages women to enter into, and develop their careers in, science, engineering, and allied professions through annual technical symposia, outreach, and local chapter activities.Who We Are trifold brochure
Please join us on April 23, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Flying Star Cafe in downtown Albuquerque for a short presentation by Dr. Laura Crossey of the UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Science, a discussion on what you would like to see the your NMNWSE Central Chapter do, and an opportunity to network.
See the central chapter webpage for the full announcement.
Conference website (not yet updated for 2014 - details anticipated late summer, 2014)
Note the Spring 2014 Albuquerque, Silver City, Santa Fe-spring (aka Los Alamos), and Las Cruces EYHs are over, but will be held again in the spring of 2015 - dates, contacts, etc will be posted on our EYH webpage as they become available. Thanks to all who helped make these NMNWSE EYH a success!
For additional information on NMNWSE EYH conferences and conference contacts, see http://nmnwse.org/eyh/.October 2013 NMNWSE Annual Meeting in Mountainair, NM.
Phyllis Baca's passion is to present STEM opportunities to low-income students, especially women and Hispanics. Around 2007, Phyllis began volunteering at Sante Fe Community College with a goal to double the number of women and Hispanics enrolled in the engineering department. Phyllis focused on revitalizing the Engineering and Engineering Technologies degree programs through clear career pathways tied to State and National career clusters and more than succeeded in her goal, quickly rising to department chair. "As a teacher, Phyllis has been an inspiration. She is a role model that I could understand. Her passion as an instructor has always shined through, from the first time I met her in my Introduction to Engineering course to her help and advice today." wrote Erika Arvizo, one of the first of the women to receive her Associates of Science in General Engineering at Santa Fe Community College. Through her teaching at Santa Fe Community College's engineering department and volunteering with numerous local, state, and regional agencies such as Project Lead the Way and Expanding Your Horizons, Phyllis has touched the lives of hundreds of NM educators and thousands of NM students, and has dramatically increased the number of women and Hispanics obtaining STEM degrees in New Mexico.
Also nominated in 2013 were Jan Frigo, Antoinette Gant, Martha Mitchell, Michele Nishiguchi, and Katherine Prestridge - all outstanding women well worthy of recognition.
The 2014 IMPACT! Award call is anticpated spring 2014, with nominations due in the August 2014 timeframe, and will be posted at http://nmnwse.org/ImpactAward when available.