NM Regent and Rainforest Improvement Board Chair, Sandra Bege, among recipients
The New Mexico Expertise Council has teamed up with UNM Regent and Rainforest Improvement Board Chair, Sandra Bege, to present its 2021 Girls in Expert honorees.
The annual Girls in Expertise Awards recognizes outstanding girls who are a symbol of the STEM industries in New Mexico and present an exemplary dedication to mentorship and neighborhood impact.
Be courageous, be courageous, be you! The theme of this year’s Girls in Expertise Awards was The awards celebrated the ways in which this year’s honorees took risks and made bold choices in their careers. His contribution has created a niche and propelled his industries forward.
Achieving extreme levels of management for girls in technology requires courage and stamina. This year’s honorees not only earned their success, but they actively mentored and supported other women in their expertise, helping young women achieve their goals.
The New Mexico Expertise Council is an affiliation of execs working collectively to advertise the expansion and success of New Mexico’s enterprise areas of expertise.
Bege works as a key member of the technical staff at Sandia Nationwide Laboratories. He has mentored more than 40 young indigenous people through the Jeevan Shakti program created in Sandia and Jeevan Shakti Vibhag. Bege is a former Government Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former Chairman of the AISES Board of Administrators, and a recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award.
AISES’ mission is to significantly enhance the portrayal of American Indians and Alaska Natives in STEM research and careers.
Bege was a founding father of the UNM AISES chapter as a student major. In 2000, she was the recipient of the Stanford College 2000 Multicultural Alumni of the Month Award. She has also been selected as a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Girls from the New Mexico Fee on the Status of Girls.
Begay recently received the Alumni Circle Award from the Nationwide Motion Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) for her lifelong contribution to the development of Native American college students in science, specialization, engineering and math (STEM) schooling and careers.
Bege holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UNM and a Grasp degree in structural engineering from Stanford College.
Learn more about the Girls Specialization Awards here.