STEM Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM   |  www.stemsantafe.org

Mission

STEM Santa Fe advocates for, develops and provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming, mentoring and resources for all youth, especially under-represented groups in STEM, to realize their potential and expand their opportunities in a dynamic world.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Dr. Lina Germann

Main address

P.O. Box 33103

Santa Fe, NM 87594 USA

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EIN

82-2358193

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

STEM Pathways for Girls

A monthly program, specifically for 5th-8th grade girls, focused on sparking and boosting the girls’ interest in STEM education, kicks off with a fall conference for 200 girls, followed up with monthly workshops, all led by professional women in STEM. Our goal: targeted approach to keep girls engaged in their STEM education while providing a local support system of like-minded friends and STEM women role models.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals (JRMF) for 6th - 8th grade boys and girls
JRMF offers students thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere with problem sets, games, and puzzles with mathematical themes. STEM Santa Fe holds multiple festivals per year, annually at Santa Fe Community College and at other locations. Our goal: to engage students at any level in math activities in a social, cooperative and lively atmosphere.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

STEM Summer Day Camps for students in 5th – 12th grade
In 2019 STEM Santa Fe offered its first camp on app development. In Summer 2020 the camps were virtual and continued to be project-based and innovative with real-world application. A variety of topics offered virtually in 3D design, Engineering, App Development, Math Puzzles, and Bioinformatics. Our goal: to motivate middle and high school-age students to select high-level STEM courses in school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A weekly STEM program, in collaboration with Northern New Mexico College, SF Community College, LANL and Santa Fe Public Schools, mentoring students in STEM projects that are culturally and locally relevant. Our goal: to equip them with STEM skillsets and encourage pathways into STEM internships, careers, and certificates.

Population(s) Served

Advocacy, Mentorship and Support through collaborations, outreach and partnerships
STEM Santa Fe advocates for and supports STEM educators as well as student teams/clubs participating in STEAM competitions and challenges such as Congressional App Challenge, NM Electric Car Challenge, RoboRAVE, and Mathcounts. Our goal: to strengthen the culture of competitiveness and resiliency through academic clubs and activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year for New Mexico Excellence in STEM 2018

Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Students and teachers in Northern New Mexico, mainly 5th-12th grade. We also work closely with local college students on being mentors for younger students.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Teachers and students needed laptops in their classrooms to better perform on the mentorship program we provide in their classrooms. We bought a set of laptops that is dedicated to those classrooms to use over the school year.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    There is a collaborative atmosphere with our funders and community partners where we share resources such as space, know-how and volunteers.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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STEM Santa Fe

Board of directors
as of 1/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Randy Flores

Katherine Gomez

Jeanne Patrick

Lina Germann

Steven Rudnick

Randy Flores

Joseph Noll

Joseph Sanchez

Olga Serafimova

Jenna DeCastro

Douglas Medin

Mary Beth Kuderik

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/16/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Middle-Eastern
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/16/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.