UNM Rainforest Innovations

SandraBegay_HeadshotThe New Mexico Technology Council has announced their 2021 Women in Technology honorees, including UNM Rainforest Innovations Board Chair Sandra Begay. The annual Women in Technology Awards recognizes outstanding women who represent STEM industries in New Mexico and show an exemplary commitment to mentorship and community impact. This year’s event will be held virtually on June 10. The New Mexico Technology Council is an association of professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico’s technology business sectors.

Sandra Begay serves as a Principal Member of the Sandia National Laboratories Technical Staff and is a member of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents. She has mentored over 40 young Native Americans through the energy program she created at Sandia and the Department of Energy. Ms. Begay is a former Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former chair of the AISES Board of Directors, and the recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award. The mission of AISES is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in STEM studies and careers.

Learn more and register for the Women in Technology Awards here: https://nmtechcouncil.org/annual-women-in-technology-celebration/.

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