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Mercedes Agogino wins 2017 IMPACT! Award
It is with great pride and pleasure that the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering is presenting a 2017 IMPACT! 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 IMPACT! 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.
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.