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.
At the annual day-long conference about 150 girls in 5th-8th grade get to attend a keynote address, hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) led by women professionals, and a STEAM and College Fair. The girls get a chance to meet STEM role models, like-minded peers, and expand their knowledge of what STEM careers are all about.
Registration for the 2022 conference is now closed. The conference was on November 5, 2022.
You can register for our monthly workshops as they become available. See below.
An inspiring monthly program dedicated for girls in 5th-8th grade from the seven counties and pueblos of Northern New Mexico. The program kicks off with an inspiring one-day conference for 200 girls usually on a Saturday in October/November. The conference is followed by 6 monthly in-depth workshops led by women in STEM.
Reveal Binary and explore binary encoding/decoding and learn about the binary logic of circuits, visual coding, textual coding. Then use all of that to command robots!
Teri Roberts is a technically competent professional with a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering background. She has applied many different technology products to produce a variety of software solutions for problem-solving in many different domains (research, data-mining, systems analysis, testing automation, and education and training to name a few).
April's workshop is titled "Smile Tower" and is going to be presented by Nicole Aragon, PhD. Girls will work in teams to build strong and tall towers with the added constraint of budget. The girls will be given time to plan their build, "buy" supplies, and work together to build their structure. Once built, the structures will be tested against the element of wind!
Nicole earned her PhD in mechanical engineering in May 2022. At her new job as a postdoc at Sandia, she applies her engineering knowledge to many projects with the goal of understanding materials and how they behave. She is extremely excited to share her passion for STEM with the participants!
Presented by Renee Galeano-Popp, the workshop is titled "Tree Identification and the Natural History of Pines" where students will learn about conifer trees and how to identify different species including firs, pines, junipers and spruces.
Renee is a retired botanist and forest ecologist with a B.S. in Botany and an M.S. in Forest Ecology from Northern Arizona University. She spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona and New Mexico including 3 years as Regional Botanist in Albuquerque. She spent 10 years in private environmental consulting in Colorado before returning to New Mexico to retire.
Students will work in teams representing their own environmental engineering firms. Together they will experiment with assorted provided materials to build filter systems while staying within a (hypothetical) budget. Water quality after filtration will be measured with a variety of tests to simulate how environmental engineers design wastewater treatment plants to clean water before it gets released into rivers, streams, lakes and seas.
Geophysicists, such as seismologists, rely on seismographs to record ground motion. This ground motion can be earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fluid movement under the ground, landslides, and more!
We can use these recordings to understand how much the ground moved and even image the subsurface!
This project will include making a seismograph and recording motion that we create!
Learn basic fluid mechanic concepts. How and where fluids are present in everyday life. The various degree fields fluids are applicable in, and how fluids are used professionally.
Create different types of fluids like slime and glitter lava lamps while exploring different build behaviors!
Presented by Therese Lujan.
Therese graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in May. she is currently working as a Research & Development Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and also pursuing a graduate degree at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology for a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Explosives Engineering.
Biologic Medicines are special medicines that save lives. You will be the scientist working with your team to make decisions to make as pure a "medicine" as possible using colored beads as a model. Do you try to make more medicine? Or do you make less medicine but make it more pure? Experience the excitement of seeing how the decisions your team make result in making a pure "bead-ologic medicine"
Presented by Jean McLarty, PhD.
Prior to retirement in 2020, Jean spent 20+ years in Research and Development at a Biotech/Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi. Her group developed life-altering and life-saving therapies for serious diseases. She has maintained a strong interest in outreach to and education for young people, to raise awareness of opportunities and careers in Science where they have the opportunity to make a real difference in quality of life for patients with these rare diseases.
Presented by Patricia Maslow, students will get hands-on experiences role playing as both Fisheries and Plant Biologists!
Be a Fisheries Biologist: Research a fishery that has been polluted by a nearby factory, examine the fish population, and test water samples to see if there has been any potential harm.
Be a Plant Biologist: Do some fieldwork outside of the laboratory! Examine different plants growing outdoors in order to assess which plants naturally thrive in our area which then can be used locally for landscaping, parks, and other public areas.
Presented by Patricia Maslow.
Patricia Maslow has a passion for science, health, and education for all ages. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from UNLV. She spent many years working as an advocate for health and nutrition, educating the public on new and innovative research to support longevity, as well as working as a peer mentor to help instill confidence in oneself.
An inspiring conference dedicated for girls in 5th-8th grade from the seven counties and pueblos of Northern New Mexico. The program kicks off with an inspiring one-day conference for 150 girls usually on a Saturday in October/November. The conference is augmented by monthly in-depth workshops led by women in STEM.
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25 (Indicate on this form if fee waiver is needed).
Cuota de Registro No- Reembosable: $25 (Indique en este formulario si necesita una exención de la cuota)
Includes Lunch & T-Shirt
incluye lonche y una camiseta
Once registered, an email will be sent to you with more details.
Una vez registrado, se le enviará un correo electrónico con más detalles.
A guardian email address is to be used for ALL STEM Santa Fe related activities (emails, Zoom log in, etc.). Please do not provide a school email address.
Dirección de correo electrónico del tutor que se utilizará para TODAS las actividades relacionadas con la STEM Santa Fe (correos electrónicos, inicio de sesión de Zoom, etc.). Por favor, no proporcione una dirección de correo electrónico de la escuela.**