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NMNWSE Awards at the 2019 State Science Fair
We are inspired and impressed with the excellent science and engineering projects presented at the 2019 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, held April 6th at New Mexico Tech in Socorro by enthusiastic young ladies! NMNWSE members look forward each year to talking with aspiring scientists and engineers while judging the projects for special awards. NMNWSE awarded 10 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 8 students.
Senior Division Award Winners
- Karin Ebey, Modeling the Effects of Invasive Species on Crocodilian Populations, Animal Sciences
- Nicole Puderbaug, Got Music?, Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Samantha Jones, Shine Bright Like Bleach, Chemistry
- McKenna Collins, Increasing Voltage and Ampere in the Aluminum-Ion Battery Through Cell Design, Energy and Transportation
- Rose Osborne, 6 Shield: Carbon-based Natural Textile Enhancement for Fire Resistance, Strength and Breathability, Engineering
- Miauaxoch Haskie, Clay Dyed Wool for Natural Sun Blocking Fabric, Physics and Astronomy
Senior Division Honorable Mention
- Sydney Anderson, Comparing Antibiotic Properties in Native American Traditional Methods and Modern Antibiotics, Biology
- Emma Foresi and Zoe Hughes, Investigating the Disruption of Time of Flight Sensors, Physics and Astronomy
Junior Division Award Winners
- Katie Petersen, How Easy is it to Read Simplified Spelling?, Behavioral and Social Science
- Julie Lopez, Death of an Orange, Energy and Transportation
- Sonja Ebey, Nonidentical Triplets, Mathematical Sciences
- Katie Crooker, The Hot Chocolate Effect: How Bubbles Affect the Acoustics of Water, Physics and Astronomy
Junior Division Honorable Mention
- Angelina Vozza, Does Music Help or Hurt Your Academic Achievement?, Behavioral and Social Science
- Francesca Benavidez, Catching Fire: Most Effective Fire Retardant, Chemistry
- Veronica Parra, What is the Radius of the Earth's Core?, Earth Science
- Elena Valdez, Which Wood has the Highest Bending Strength?, Engineering
- Shelbie Martinez, Would You Rather? Well vs. Tap, Environmental 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!
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!
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.