NMNWSE Members Receive YWCA Women on the Move Award

The 2013 New Mexico YWCA Women on The Move Awards were announced on April 3, and include two NMNWSE members: Rebecca Galves and Irene Lee. Both Rebecca and Irene have chaired NMNWSE EYH conferences, and are well deserving of this recognition.

Quoting the Apr 7 Albuquerque Journal article:
  "Rebecca Galves coordinates Young Women in Computing, a program at New Mexico State University, where she mentors the next generation of computer scientists, many who are young women from cultural and social groups underrepresented in computer science. Through her work with middle and high school students, all have gone on to college, and 62 percent have majored in computer science."
  "Irene Lee has mentored scores of young women in computing and technology throughout the state and works with several committees and organizations to enhance this work. In 2012, a national award recognized her efforts in educating minorities and women."

For a full list of winners, see the Apr 7 Journal article. For more about this award see the YWCA website. The NMNWSE Board welcomes suggestions for women to nominate for future "Women on the Move" and similar awards - email your suggestions to NMNWSE_Board-L@list.unm.edu