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Luján Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winners, Press Release, December 7, 2020.

A summer of virtual STEM activities, LANL Community Connections, August 2020

Education funding at risk as New Mexico Legislature meets, Associated Press, June 18, 2020

Making Math Fun, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 21, 2020

Congressional App Challenge 2019 Top Winner from New Mexico Congressional District 3, Congressional App Challenge, January 16, 2020


Problem Solving, STEM Santa Fe wants to ensure no young scientist is left behind, Santa Fe Reporter, August 27, 2019

Silverline Teambuilding Results in Donation to STEM Santa Fe, June 19, 2019

STEM Santa Fe in the News 2019 JRMF Mathematics Festival At NNMC May 17, Los Alamos Monitor, May 10, 2019

STEM Santa Fe CEO Lina Germann on KDCE Radio “Live@Northern” Show, May 8, 2019

STEM Santa Fe CEO Lina Germann on KSFR “Living on the Edge” Show, May 2, 2019

STEM Santa Fe CEO Lina Germann on KRQE TV discussing the need for STEM Education and what STEM Santa Fe is doing about it, April 17, 2019.

Celebrating the third anniversary of STEM Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 3, 2019



Expanding Your Horizons conference a success in Santa Fe By David Moore, LANL Community Connections, November 7, 2017

SFPS Newsletter, February 2017

SFCC Hosts the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, January 30, 2017


The Prize On The Horizon By Roger SnodgrassLos Alamos Daily Post, October 20, 2016

Girls encouraged to pursue STEM careers By Whitney Spivey, LANL Community Connections, November 1, 2016


STEM Related Articles

School Closures – Let’s Talk STEM For Parents, March 2020

5 Ways Society Sabotages Girls’ Interest In Science And Math, June 2019

How to Keep Women Invested in STEM? Start Early, September 2018

How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers, July 2018

After-school STEM programs inspire kids to keep learning, PBS NewsHour, November 14, 2017

Santa Fe student wins $25,000 STEM prize October 24, 2017

Teaching Persistence is Key to STEM Learning June 18, 2017

The exact age when girls lose interest in science and math February 2017

Why STEM Education Is The New #1 Corporate Investment? June 2016

What is STEM? May 2016

So What Exactly Is a Math Circle? March 2016

Raising STEM Daughters March 2016

The Math Revolution March 2016

Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills February 2016

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing March 2015

STEM Workforce No More Diverse Than 14 Years Ago February 2015

STEM 101: Intro to tomorrows jobs March 2014

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus March 2014

STEM Related After-School Program Activities and Associated Outcomes on Student Learning 2014

STEM Clubs and Science Fair Competitions: Effects on Post-Secondary Matriculation 2013

Middle School Girls’ STEM Education: Using Teacher Influences, Parent Encouragement, Peer Influences, And Self Efficacy To Predict Confidence And Interest In Math And Science 2013

What is STEM? – American Society for Engineering Education 2011

After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It 2008

Problem-Based Learning: What and How Do Students Learn? 2004

Extracurricular Participation and Student Engagement 1995

Interesting websites:

techbridge -STEM “Role Models Matter” Online Training Toolkit

Free Computer Science Classes


Outreach and Appearances

April 10, 2021, Radio interview on KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe, on “Living on the Edge” –  Listen to six girls from our STEM Pathways for Girls program as they discuss the impact of the program on their career and college path.

March 11, 2021, SFPS STEAM Innovation Expo – Watch students discuss our STEM Scaffold Santa Fe program provided for them in their classes

February 20, 2021, Discover STEAM Virtual Event – Exhibitor on Youtube Live

February 6, 2021, 5th Anniversary Celebration 2021Eat, Play Learn featuring Chef Fernando Ruiz, Cookbook Author Cheryl Jamison, Chef Andy Barnes

November 22, 2020: Fall into Place 2020 Conference – New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network Virtual conference. Presentation by Dr. Lina Germann titled: Virtual Puzzle Solvers.

July 11, 2020: Los Alamos ScienceFest 20/20: Eyes on the Future – Students and instructors presented a sample of what they are learning virtually at our summer camps.

Awards and Testimonials


STEM Santa Fe is the proud recipient of the 2018 Non-profit of the year for the New Mexico Excellence in STEM Award

Air Force Research Lab New Mexico Press Release

STEM Santa Fe Press Release

Home Video

STEM Santa Fe was a finalist in the Close It 2019 Talent Trios Competition.


STEM Santa Fe offers a variety of easily accessible programs to the youth of northern New Mexico at various times of year that help students develop a greater awareness of the wide-ranging opportunities available to them in STEM education and career pathways. My daughter has been participating in these programs since she was age-eligible and has definitely had her eyes opened to areas within STEM that she hadn’t before realized she might be interested in, e.g., engineering. I am so grateful to founder Lina Germann and her team at STEM Santa Fe for providing these programs and models to my STEM-focused daughter. Santa Fe is relatively small and we don’t have many of the learning opportunities here that are available in larger cities. Anything that ignites a child’s interest and curiosity in ways that are fun for them and grows their intellectual interests and capacities is so welcome; STEM Santa Fe achieves both these goals without question. So thank you, STEM Santa Fe! I am excited that my daughter will soon be able to participate in some of the math and science programs designed for teens.

Bonnie Schwatz, mom to Willow Schwartz Szeto, 8th grader

This organization is stepping up to serve in ways that makes me so excited. Though we have a lot of work to do where education is concerned, it’s organizations like this that make me feel hopeful. Thank you STEM Santa Fe for being a beacon during these challenging times!

Rubina Cohen, Founder & CEO, Firefly Strategies

The STEM Santa Fe 3D camp was a great learning experience for our son. The staff and teachers were organized, they kept the campers engaged, provided challenging but realistic projects that made for exciting results in the form of 3D forms! We would love to do this again and highly recommend it to others with an interest in 3D.

Jennifer & Khristaan Villela, Parents

“Buenas noches,  quiero expresar mi gran respeto a Uds por el trabajo tan lindo que hacen para los niños, personalmente Samantha experimentó un nuevo conocimiento que le permitió aprender de tecnología e información.Realmente ella disfruto muchísimo y yo como madre me hace sentir orgullosa. Les deseo éxitos para que puedan seguir adelante con sus proyectos y sean parte de motivación para las nuevas generations.”

Good evening, I want to express my great respect to you for the beautiful work you do for the children. Samantha personally experienced a new knowledge that allowed her to learn about technology and information. She really enjoyed it very much and I as a mother makes me feel proud. I wish you success so that you can continue with your projects and be part of the motivation for the new generations.

Jessica Corrales Quirós, Parent

As a whole, the mentorship was a challenging, yet fulfilling experience. Creating the Smart Greenhouse was extremely informative, and a creative method to become more eco friendly. I learned a variety of skills including: how to be precise, coding, patience, how to effectively communicate, and especially teamwork. The most difficult aspect of the mentorship was learning how to effectively code, be precise, and accurate. When writing code, making a single mistake can disrupt the whole programming system and will not produce the desired results. Overall, this was an excellent learning experience and we highly recommend it to other schools.

Alexandra Mendoza, Capital High School student

STEM education for girls is incredibly important to me. As a father of daughters and a leader in technology, I advocate for under-represented groups in tech and engineering. STEM Santa Fe walks the walk when it comes to fighting for resources to educate girls in STEM programs. Eliana was able to compete and place, in a congressional coding camp challenge because of this awesome organization.

Jeremy Lovato, Parent

What a treasure trove of learning my students have experienced while in the STEM Scaffold Santa Fe program these past three years! I have watched them grow from nervous sophomores trying to simply comprehend what an Arduino does, to seniors full of confidence asking STEM professionals to explain what their day-to-day work responsibilities look like. They’ve improved their teamwork skills, their analytical skills, and STEM is no longer just another abstract career choice beyond their reach. Thank you for providing my students and me with the support we need and the inspiration to challenge ourselves!

Karen Squires, AVID Teacher at CHS

STEM Santa Fe has allowed me to explore my interests, and encouraged me to push my boundaries and think outside the box. STEM Santa Fe’s programs have given me and many girls the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I met many students with similar interests and I was given the chance to learn about the many amazing jobs and careers available to pursue.

Vinaya, 8th grade student in Santa Fe

My sons, Max and Desmond Garcia, participated in STEM Santa Fe’s summer camps offered during this unique and challenging pandemic summer. This was our first experience with STEM Santa Fe and we were so excited to be able to take classes and learn something new while quarantining. Our family lives in Espanola and online learning has made things much more accessible for us. The programs offered were concise for ease in learning but also had a depth that allowed for out of classroom ideas, practice, and discussions.

Mother Jessica From Rio Arriba

This was my first time learning about STEM and attending a STEM conference. I took two workshops, one of which was Soil Engineering. I learned that it is important to know what is underground because the building will not be sturdy, it might fall, or it will be crooked. I really enjoyed this conference. I would like to join a STEM conference again as it was fun, entertaining, fascinating, and it gave me a new career path that I might want to take, that I didn’t think about before STEM. The second workshop I attended was Plants, Water, and Climate. What I learned is that it is important to know what the climate is for your plant because your plant might die because of the climate at the matter. I would do this conference again because all these workshops are about 1 or 2 hours long and in that time I learned so much.

Nalia E., 5th Grade, San Juan Elementary, Ohkay Owingeh