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2018 New Mexico Women of STEM Calendar

Women of STEM Calendar


Twelve New Mexico women were chosen as models for young women to pursue STEM fields

The Supercomputing Challenge honored 12 women in their 2018 New Mexico Women of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) calendar. These women represent the diversity of New Mexico. They were chosen for the grace and grit at which they pursue life and career.

The theme for this year’s calendar is the Passion Flower, signifying the passion that guided these women to pursue their careers.

This calendar is sent to Middle and High School Math and Science teachers throughout the state to be used as posters that model successful women in STEM.

The honorees are:

  • Sandra Begay, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Karissa Culbreath M.D., University of New Mexico - Pathology
  • Anita Lee Gallegos, Leidos
  • Marisol Gamboa, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Sara Hartse, Delphix
  • Angela Palacios James, New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
  • Rochelle Larson, CDM Smith
  • Hanna Makaruk, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Marie Reyes, Phytolea Labs, South Valley Academy
  • Katie Richardson, Office of US Senator Martin Heinrich- State Science and Development
  • Valerie Romero-Leggott M.D., University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center/Office of Diversity
  • Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico Computer Science Department

This calendar would not be possible without the donations of Albert I Pierce Foundation, DataONE, EPSCoR, Lodestar Reinsurance, UNM STEM-H and the Office of Diversity, and two private donations. Coordinators donated their time. The calendar was sponsored by the Supercomputing Challenge.