What STEM groups are at UNM?

At UNM, we’re lucky to have a variety of groups working to help women and minority students, staff and faculty do well in the STEM fields. Here are some of them and a little bit about what each one does.

Advancing Women In Science

Advancing Women in Science attend the women’s march in January 2017. The group consists of faculty, students and community members. Photo courtesy of Advancing Women in Science.

Advancing Women in Science is a group focused on the equal treatment of women in STEM careers. Its work includes being a support network, being present as role models, and mentoring younger STEM folks. The group is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

To get in contact:

Instagram: @awsunm

Facebook: @AdvancingWomenInScienceUNM

Society for Women Engineers

The UNM chapter of SWE attends a national conference in fall 2016. The group focuses on women engineering students. Photo courtesy of Society of Women Engineers.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) aims to boost the recognition and advancement of women in STEM careers. The student group participates in community outreach events and gives members a support system to navigate school.

To get in contact: Website  

Facebook: @sweunmchapter


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Lobos is a group that aims to further increase the diversity in STEM fields. The student organization reaches out to students beginning in elementary school in order to build their comprehension of science.

To get in contact: Website

Facebook: @SACNASLobosUNM


Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a student-led organization that advocates for an increase in women in the field of computing. They hope to send a few students to the Grace Hopper Conference, the largest gathering of women in computing that is primarily geared towards students.

To get in contact: Website

Facebook group

Advance at UNM

The co-PIs of the Advance at UNM grant stand in the Advance office space. The group focuses on recruiting and retaining women and minority faculty members in STEM fields at UNM. Photo courtesy of Advance at UNM.

Advance at UNM is a five-year National Science Foundation-funded project that promotes women and minority STEM faculty at the University of New Mexico.

To get in contact: Website

Facebook: @AdvanceUNM