Giving Back: Wildflower at STEM Santa Fe's Expanding Your Horizons Conference
Members of Wildflower’s technical management teams were honored to participate in STEM Santa Fe’s Expanding Your Horizons Conference on October 13th at Santa Fe Community College. As a Gold Sponsor alongside Los Alamos National Laboratory, Wildflower staff participated as volunteers as well as providing fun giveaways and the grand prize for the Expanding Your Horizons essay contest. Around 180 girls from grades 5-8 participated, and the event was kicked off with a keynote speech by the director of the National Science Foundation.
We were honored to meet Dr. France A. Córdova, the director of the National Science Foundation and astrophysicist with close ties to Northern New Mexico. Dr. Córdova began her career at Los Alamos National Laboratory before becoming the first female chief scientist for NASA, a university administrator, and now the leader of the “only government agency charged with advancing all fields of scientific discovery,” according to the National Science Foundation’s website. We are inspired by Dr. Córdova and commit ourselves daily to embracing and advancing diversity here at Wildflower.