STEM Santa Fe advocates for, develops and provides STEM programming, mentoring and resources for all youth, especially underrepresented groups in STEM, to realize their potential and expand their opportunities in a dynamic world.
STEM Santa Fe envisions a world filled with analytical citizens exploring complex issues for the betterment of society.
An inspiring monthly program dedicated for girls and nonbinary students in 5th-8th grade. The program includes an inspiring one-day conference for 100-150 girls usually on a Saturday, augmented by monthly in-depth workshops and camps led by professional women in STEM. The girls experience new STEM hands-on activities in small groups and engage in a friendly, safe environment to make long-lasting friendships.
Due to our funding restrictions, priority is given to students in Northern New Mexico in the following counties: Santa Fe, Taos, San Miguel, Mora, Sandoval, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos.
Our Summer camps and STEM Circles in-person and virtually are offered on a variety of topics for rising middle and high school students. These are designed to be one-week long with each focused on one theme such as: 3D design, App Development, Math Puzzle Solvers, Building Laser Harps with Arduino, Designing and building Drones, and many other STEM and STEAM topics, along with students presentations and showcase on Fridays.
STEM Santa Fe is proud to have brought for the first time in New Mexico the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in Santa Fe. This Festival is meant to inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The Festival introduces kids to the beauty of mathematics by providing interesting, inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking problems.
Our middle & high school programs supplement students’ STEM education with in-school, hands-on STEM & STEAM projects designed to engage & teach 21st century skills in small group settings with trained college students & STEM professional mentors. Our main goals are to increase students’ interest & curiosity in STEM courses or careers, build communication, teamwork, & problem solving skills, and for our high school students, increase enrollment in STEM college courses while in high school and/or beyond.
Advocating for STEAM programs through collaborations, outreach and partnerships. Mentoring and supporting STEM teams/clubs in STEM competitions: Congressional App Challenge, NM Electric Car Challenge, RoboRAVE, and Mathcounts. New in 2021-2022: STEM Saturdays @ Santa Fe Public Library – Southside Branch.
We were thrilled to successfully return to in-person programming in our 2021-2022 year. While this transition certainly presented challenges, we are proud to say that we kept all our programs going strong and grew our efforts to serve even more students than last year!