LAS CRUCES – Nothing can get in the way of New Mexico State University’s Society of Women Engineers’ mission to inspire the next generation of women in STEM. Not even a global pandemic.
For the past three years, SWE members visit fourth- and fifth-grade girls in Las Cruces to promote STEM careers through an interactive science program called SWENext. But with the pandemic moving school activities online, SWE had to get creative.
Veronica Trujillo, SWE president and electrical and computer engineering student, had the idea of conducting interactive virtual presentations.
“I thought it would be beneficial to do things online with the students so that they don’t lose out on doing fun stuff that’s educational,” Trujillo said.
In a normal school year, SWE would visit the students in the fall through the…