Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Girls in STEM

Supporting STEM education in the local community.

April 16, 2018

Part of the Girls in STEM Team: Tasha Hammond, Garrison Stevens, and Elizabeth Coronado (all Los Alamos National Laboratory); Madonna Hernandez, Director of Programs, Girls Inc, Santa Fe; Layne Kalbfleisch, Education Development Director, Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center

Girls in STEM Investigation Team  

  • Principal Investigator
  • Elizabeth Coronado
  • Email
  • Principal Co-Investigator
  • Kelsey Neal
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Girls in STEM is a 7-year program designed to improve girls’ attitudes towards the study and practice of STEM activities.

The program, which matches girls with individual mentors, includes the following: 

  • One on one assistance with STEM homework 
  • School-year support with both STEM and school topics 
  • A full week summer session with both lab and near-peer mentors at Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, and at various Los Alamos National Laboratory sites 

Girls in STEM program objectives

  • Ameliorate girls’ attitudes towards STEM study 
  • Increase the likelihood that girls will pursue STEM study and/or careers 
  • Develop leadership capacity through mentoring that supports continuous improvement in networking and academic achievement 

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