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STC Board Chair to Speak at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Sandra Begay, chair of the STC.UNM Board of Directors and principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Labs, is the guest lecture on Wednesday evening, May 17, at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, as part of its Voices in Science Events.  Ms. Begay’s talk, “Walking in Beauty in an Ever-Changing Path – A Navajo Woman Engineer’s Perspective,” is a reflection on her experiences as a Native American engineer.  For more details, see the program information below.

Voices in Science Events

Evening Lecture
Walking in Beauty in an Ever-Changing Path – A Navajo Woman Engineer’s Perspective
By Sandra Begay, Sandia National Laboratories

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for this talk by Sandra Begay. For more than 25 years she has developed natural resources through tribal renewable energy projects and nurtured Native American young people to take on challenges such as climate change and saving the planet.

Sandra Begay is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and leads Sandia’s technical efforts to assist Native American tribes with their renewable energy developments.  She worked at Lawrence Livermore National Labs prior to coming to Sandia. She is a former Regent (Trustee) for UNM, and has been honored with awards for her work. She has been awarded the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Life-time Achievement Award, UNM’s Zia Alumnus Award, UNM School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award, Stanford University Multicultural Alumni of the Year Award, and was a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Women from the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. She earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from UNM and M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

Held at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque 87104

$7 ($6 members, $4 students). Space is limited. Purchase tickets at NMnaturalhistory.org or (if seats are available) at the door the night of the event. Doors open at 5:45pm Questions:  jayne.aubele@state.nm.us or 505-841-2840