Our Mission and Vision


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.

We focus on and value:

1.  Initiating out-of-school enrichment and mentoring programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

2. Mentoring students to attend and enter STEM competitions in the region.

3.  Fostering teamwork, problem-solving skills, and resilience to prepare the youth for the future job market demand.

4.  Organizing STEM conferences and events to inspire students to remain engaged in school and in STEM fields.

5.  Engaging under-represented groups in STEM, mainly girls, Hispanics, and Native Americans to close the achievement and opportunity gap.

6.  Partnering with local groups, schools, and non-profits advocating for STEM education.

7.  Building a supportive network among students, teachers, STEM professionals, volunteers, and educators for productive collaboration.

 2018-2019 at a glance summary of STEM Santa Fe

 2017-2018 at a glance summary of STEM Santa Fe

 2016-2017 at a glance summary of STEM Santa Fe


Lina Germann, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lina Germann is the Founder and CEO of STEM Santa Fe. Since moving to Santa Fe in 1997, Lina has been a STEM advocate, serving K-14 students, spearheading large STEM events, leading afterschool STEM programs, teaching at Santa Fe Community College, and developing curriculum and conducting professional development for teachers. In addition, she worked in the technology industry as a chemist and a marketing specialist as well as served on local boards and committees. Lina is passionate about STEM education as a path for prosperity and diversity, especially for those under-represented in STEM careers. Her passion comes from being brought up in a modest family in Beirut, Lebanon and being first in her family to go to college. Many doors opened for her as she pursued her Chemistry major, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Boston College while doing her research at Harvard University with Nobel Laureate Dudley R. Herschbach. She later earned her MBA degree from the University of New Mexico. Lina enjoys new challenges, life-long learning, traveling, and Santa Fe’s sunsets.

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