May 2014 Central Chapter Update

 8/11/14: Monthly Central Chapter meetings will continue to be held each month on the 3rd Wednesday through the fall.   Details coming soon.


What: Central Chapter Summer Meetings
  April 23 Speaker: Laura Crossey, on her work and outreach (click for details)
  May 21 Speaker: Kenya Moore Dias da Cunha, on her work and outreach (click for details)
  Jun 18 Speaker: Bernadette Hernandez, Adventures in Chemistry: From National Laboratory Research to Community Outreach (click for details)
  Jul 16 Speaker: Carla Busick , STEM Leadership Group Discussion (click for details)
Future Speakers TBA
When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month
  Wednesday, May 21, 6:30p - 8:30p
  Wednesday, Jun 18, 6:30p - 8:30p
  Wednesday, Jul 16, 6:30p - 8:30p
  Wednesday, Aug 20, 6:30p - 8:30p
   Where: Flying Star Cafe - Downtown
723 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque

There will be a meeting each month for next several months to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy networking with some great women in science and hear about the inspiring work that they do. So far, they've all been great presentations! The day to remember is the 3rd Wednesday of each month, so mark July 16 and August 20 on your calendars.

We are meeting in downtown Albuquerque at The Flying Star at 723 Silver Ave SW from 6:30p - 8:30p. Each person simply goes through the line downstairs to order what they would like for dinner, then comes upstairs to the meeting room. The wait staff deliver your meal to the meeting room.

I would like to utilize the on-line Evite application to deliver the meeting notices each month so you can let us know if you are planning to attend. We want to make sure we have reserved a large enough room! You do not need an Evite account to reply to an invitation. Evite also allows you to include any guests that you are bringing or you can send them the invitation by simply using the Invite More button. If I only have .gov or a .mil email address for you, please send me your home email as Evite is not allowed through the government and military firewalls. I plan to get the first Evite out in the next few days.

Suggestions for speakers and other input for Central Chapter meeting planning are being solicited. Please email your suggestions to me, or use the "contact central" form.

All the best,
Jeanne Banks, for the Central Chapter
May, 2014
505-239-2403 (c), or Jeanne.Banks @

PS: Central Chapter Dinners are generally held every month on the 3rd Wednesday, so pencil that in on your calendar and periodically check this page for updates. You don't have to be a member to attend - anyone interested in learning about our organization is welcome to attend any NMNWSE event.