Vista del Soul: Ethan's Farewell

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As a STEM Expansion VISTA for the New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) I have spent an entire year trying to understand the barriers that keep young women and people of color from pursuing careers in STEM. I have read countless academic articles, infographics, and I even took a month long training on how to foster equity and inclusion in a STEM learning environment. Despite all of this work, I learned the most from reading the personal accounts of young New Mexican women pursuing a career in STEM.

Mentorship and the Opportunity Gap for Young Women in New Mexico

When examining the importance of mentorship for young women in STEM, a stark disparity in opportunities available to young women depending on their geographical location in New Mexico emerges.

How Out-of-School Time Benefits Young Women in STEM

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Out-of-School Time (OST) STEM activities are quality STEM learning opportunities that can provide young women with representation, community support, and mentoring opportunities. 

What is the Gender Gap in STEM?

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Women and people of color are consistently underrepresented in computer science and engineering, two of the largest and highest paying sectors in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This lack of diversity hurts the industry by suppressing innovation, and hiring bias creates an untapped pool of talented workers. In addition, there is a significant gender pay gap across the highest paying STEM jobs.

Guest blog from Suzanne Eisenberg

To celebrate International Day of the Girl, STEM Next asked one of NMOST's Advancing Young Women in STEM scholarship recipients to share her STEM learning journey. Thanks to STEM Next and Suzzane Eisenberg for creating this wonderful blog post.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Academic STEMM

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This March the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a consensus study report, “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine.” The report on five academic studies found what many had already suspected: that the COVID-19 pandemic had a disproportionately negative effect on women in academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) fields.

Leveraging Out-of-School STEM Programming to Support Education Recovery

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The passage of the American Rescue Plan provides historic levels of funding for out-of-school time programming, with $30 billion set aside for afterschool and summer learning. While school closures in New Mexico have resulted in unfinished learning across disciplines, STEM learning has been particularly affected.

Women Who Made History: Mathematics

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In celebration of Women's History Month, this post features four women who paved the way for women in mathematics throughout history.

Women Who Made History: Engineering

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In celebration of Women's History Month, this post features four women who paved the way for women in engineering throughout history.

Women Who Made History: Technology

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In celebration of Women's History Month, this post features four women who paved the way for women in technology throughout history.



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