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Girls Scouts fundraiser evening celebrates women in STEM

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is hosting its major annual fundraiser, a gala called the Enchanted Evening, at Sandia Resort and Casino this June with a theme of celebrating women in STEM fields and careers.

Dr. Jennifer Harris

The state is home to so many driven and talented women who are flourishing in STEM fields, organizers said in a news release. The public is invited to attend and spotlight “these amazing women while raising funds to support the next generation of women in STEM,” they said.

“Our girls absolutely love our STEM events and programs. They quickly fill up, so we are looking for ways to expand and diversify the content and locations of our programs,” Molly Garza, development director at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, said in a statement.

“We’d love to be able to spend more time with girls in our rural areas of New Mexico. Support for STEM initiatives is critical to our success,” she said.

bright spotThe June 29 semi-formal Enchanted Evening event for adults is from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature prominent women representing a diverse cross-section of STEM-related fields.

The keynote speaker is Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Dr. Jennifer Harris.

The proceeds will support GSNMT and their STEM initiatives.

To register or buy tickets, which are $150 per person, go to www.nmgirlscouts.org and click on the Purple Enchanted Evening Banner. Corporate sponsorships are still available.

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Dr. Jennifer Harris of Los Alamos National Laboratory

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