Cristina Montoya, Nina Lanza, Teri Roberts and Diane Oyen were among a group of 17 women from across the state who were honored for their roles in motivating young women to pursue STEM education careers.
The New Mexico Women of STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, were honored this weekend at the Pete Domenici Health Center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
The honorees came from a variety of locations across the state, including the Albuquerque Public Schools district, the state’s Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico Tech and several other places.
Montoya, who, along with the rest of the group, works with Los Alamos National Laboratory, said she was “excited and honored to be among so many great women leading STEM efforts in New Mexico.
Each of the honorees received a Women of STEM poster featuring themselves along with a favorite inspirational quote, an award letter and a 16-month calendar.
Sponsors of the STEM calendar this year included the Albert I. Pierre Foundation, UNM’s STEM-H Center and the state’s Public Education Department, as well as private donors.