Announcing the 2019 NMOST Scholarships

for Advancing Young Women in STEM

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NMOST Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, September 20th, the New Mexico Out-of-School Time network (NMOST) hosted its first Advancing Young Women in STEM breakfast in honor of (left to right) Haley Hilborn, Abigail Pribisova, and Katherine Anderson — the recipients of our first annual Advancing Young Women in STEM scholarships for women pursuing a degree or certification in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

Women remain underrepresented in the STEM professions and there is a need to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. This event highlighted and celebrated young women entering the STEM fields and also acted as an open forum for those attending to network and discuss ideas on how to further STEM outreach for women. 

Guest speakers included: First Lady of Albuquerque Elizabeth Keller, PhD; Olivia Underwood, PhD; Rochelle Larson, PE; and Armelle Casau, PhD. The speakers shared stories of how each came to excel in their respective fields, along with suggested strategies for lifting up young women and girls interested in the STEM disciplines.

Scholarship Recipient Bios

Update on two of our scholarship recipients

Women in Science Who Changed the World: Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Caroline Herschel... These are just a few examples of female scientists who have made world-changing discoveries. Watch the video to hear their extraordinary stories.

Close your eyes and picture and engineer. You probably weren't envisioning Debbie Sterling. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.



The Surprising Reasons Animals Play Dead - Tierney Thys

From lemurs to lizards, ants to amphibians, sharks to chickens, hundreds of animals "play dead" as a survival tactic. But how and why do animals do this? Tierney Thys explains how this curious behavior, known as tonic immobility or TI for short, can be used as a defense or offense.

Introducing the Youth STEMbassadors…

These young women are the first participants in our youth ambassador program for high school and college-aged women interested in pursuing a career in STEM. The program's goal is to enrich the participants' knowledge of STEM culture, increase career awareness, network with STEM professionals, and develop skills that will help them succeed in the workforce.

If you would like more information or know someone that would like to be part of this group, please contact Alexandra Hoffman at or fill out our interest form here.


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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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