UNM Rainforest Innovations

There’s a new project at the Center for High Technology Materials with the goal of supporting women scientists at the center. Called CHTW, the project works to increase presence, recognition, success, and satisfaction for women scientists. The Center for High Technology Materials promotes research and education in photonics, microelectronics, and nanoscale materials and devices and their applications. They also foster interaction between the University of New Mexico, federal laboratories, and industry while promoting an entrepreneurial spirit for economic development.

“Historically, women have been underrepresented in STEM fields,” said Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer at UNM Rainforest Innovations. “We are excited to see projects such as CHTW because they support the growth and recognition of women at the university who are doing important work in this area. This is also important for the next generation of scientists of the university, who may lack female role models in these fields.”

CHTW currently organizes seminars, workshops, informal lunchtime discussions, drop-in hours, and more. Visit their website to learn more and explore their different resources at: https://chtw.unm.edu/index.html

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