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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.
NMNWSE Awards at the 2017 State Science Fair
At the 2017 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, held April 1st at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NMNWSE handed out awards to 10 students consisting of $50 plus a certificate and tote bag with career materials, plus we handed out honorable mention awards to 5 students consisting of a certificate and tote bag with career materials.
Junior Division award winners
- Isabela Ceniceros, Bernalillo Middle School, Perfect Produce: Canned, Frozen, Or Fresh
- Hannah Kim, Carlsbad Intermediate School, Can Probability Defy Reality?
- Angelina Espindola, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Do Minerals Enhance Herbs?
Junior Division, honorable mention
- Halle Barney, Carlsbad Intermediate School, Magnets in Motion
- Suzanne Eisenberg, Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, How Does Aperture Size Affect Photo Quality
- Mckayla Gilbert, Hermosa Middle School, Metallic Corn
- Kyla King, Heights Middle School, Waste to Watts
Senior Division award winners
- Lea Godret-Miertschin, Sandia High School, Investigating Effects of Vegetable Oil Saturation in Extraction of Quinine from Cinchona Succirubra
- Chali Simpson, Grants High School, Getting the Dirt on Diversity: The Genesis
- Sophia Li, Los Alamos High School, Nuclear Thermal Rockets: Mars and Beyond
- Andrea Chin-Lopez, Taos High School, Crabsorption: Absorption, Neutralization/Diffusion of Pharma via 1mm/1um Particulate Chitosan
- Ashley Martinez, Taos High School, Sweet Celltopia: Diabetic Counteragents Impact on Cell Viability/Function
- Amanda Livingston, Grants High School, Ion Propulsion
- Geena Tsosie, Navajo Preparatory School, Aero-Car
Senior Division, honorable mention
- Makayla Gates, Valencia High School, A Shroom with a View: Biofabricating Mycodomes for Disaster Relief
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!
Judges for the NMNWSE Awards were Diane Janni, Rebecca Galves, Yolanda King, Gary King, Clifton Murray, and Diane Oyen.
Carol Linder honored as the 2016 IMPACT! Award winner
NMNWSE honors the outstanding successes of Carol Linder, Ph.D.; the New Mexico Highlands University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Cell Biology. Carol received the 2016 IMPACT! Award at the NMNWSE annual symposium in October in Albuquerque, NM.
The NMNWSE IMPACT! Award recognizes NM women for their extraordinary efforts in furthering the goals of the Network: "encouraging women to enter into and development their careers in science, engineering, and allied professions."
We would also like to thank all who nominated someone and recognize all who were nominated. It makes one proud to learn of the many accomplishments and contributions of these outstanding New Mexico women.
NMNWSE Has New Mailing Address
NMNWSE's new address is:
PO Box 51926
Albuquerque, NM 87181