Dr. Anna Llobet Leads Annual Physics Camp To Empower Young Women
Since 2016, Dr. Anna Llobet, a LANL scientist, has lead the annual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women with the help of many volunteers.
This camp came to be when Llobet and a group of others were thinking of how to increase the number of young women in STEM in New Mexico. They realized that young women need more STEM role models and to see and learn from women scientists in the state. They have worked closely with the superintendents of the schools focusing first on Pojoaque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos students.
The camp first got it start with a min-grant from the American Physical Society and through a partnership with New Mexico Consortium.
The camp hires public school teachers, engages a cadre of scientists and even pays the students a stipend to make sure attending was not a financial burden on them or their family. This last year they had volunteer scientists from LANL, Sandia, N3B, Oak Ridge National Laboratory as well as professors from Dresden, Germany and the University of California.
This camp is supported each year by the New Mexico Consortium.
Read the entire Los Alamos Reporter article to learn much more about it at: Dr. Anna Llobet Leads Volunteers Who Empower And Mentor Young Women Through Annual Physics Camp