Tag Archives: science

Bringing Back STEM Grads

NMiF: Brain Drain

December 15, 2017 – The so-called “brain drain” of talented young professionals from New Mexico is a topic that comes up often in New Mexico. There are many ideas for making sure recent graduates can find jobs and opportunities here. But what about those professionals who have already left but want to return home?

Maggie Werner-Washburne, regents’ professor emerita at UNM, put together an upcoming event to connect STEM professionals with employers and potential investors. The New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM Symposium is taking place December 20-21 in Albuquerque.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with Werner-Washburne, recent UNM graduate and former Albuquerque mayoral candidate Gus Pedrotty, and UNM PhD student Jacqueline DeLora to talk about potential solutions for addressing the brain drain and ensuring students and young professionals know what’s available for them in New Mexico.

The Line: Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination at Sandia Labs

New Mexico in Focus: The Line Panel discuss gender discrimination lawsuit against Sandia Labs

February 17, 2017 - A lawsuit filed recently against Sandia National Laboratories alleges a pattern of discrimination against women in pay, performance evaluations, and promotions. The Albuquerque Journal reported this week on the allegations of three women: Sandia labs sued for discrimination against female employees. Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about the lawsuit and what could be done to support women in the STEM fields this Friday night at 7 p.m. on New Mexico PBS.


Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Enlace Comunitario