STEM Santa Fe, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advocates for, develops and provides STEM programming, mentoring and resources for all youth, especially under-represented groups in STEM, to realize their potential and expand their opportunities in a dynamic world.
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference focuses specifically on encouraging young women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers by providing women STEM role models and hands-on workshops and activities. EYH brings women from a wide range of industries and professions to work with girls in 5th-8th grade in an exciting hands-on environment. Over the course of the conference day, girls experience new activities and engage in discussions about current opportunities in STEM fields. This conference is often a once in a life-time opportunity for girls to engage with female role models working in STEM professions.
200 girls in 5th-8th grade from Santa Fe and Northern NM are expected to participate. The conference starts with a Keynote address, followed by 12-15 workshops run by STEM women professionals. Each girl attends two workshops, lunch and then all the girls attend a STEM Fair in the afternoon where about 15-20 STEM demos are being shown.
Every year at this conference one of the workshops needs microscopes and we have been borrowing them and hauling them carefully all the time. We would love to have our own set of microscopes for this conference. $1,000 would allow us to buy 5-7 good quality microscopes.
Funded by Santa Fe, NM (August 2018)