At Flow Science, we take pride in solving the toughest CFD problems all over the world. Here in New Mexico, our commitment to science and engineering starts with our local community of future engineers, scientists and explorers. Over the years, we have contributed to the Santa Fe community by sponsoring and participating in March for Science, volunteering for Hour of Code™, and promoting other STEM events. In addition to our education outreach, Flow Science supports organizations working to improve lives and end homelessness and hunger in northern New Mexico, including the Food Depot, Kitchen Angels and St. Elizabeth’s Shelter.
Santa Fe Alliance for Science
Through the Santa Fe Alliance for Science, a group of our engineers participated as science fair judges at schools around Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Alliance for Science focuses on giving students the opportunity to talk to and interact with C-STEM professionals through tutoring, science fairs, science cafés and other social events. They rely on volunteers from the community to make these events a possibility. Diane Smogor, Executive Director of SFAFS, said of our Flow Science team members:
March for Science
March for Science is a global event that happens in more than 600 cities around the world, including Santa Fe. In 2017, Flow Science team members organized a booth showcasing how our software is used to accurately model fluids in order to understand and solve complex problems. It was a rewarding experience to see people of all ages, particularly kids, taking an interest in the science and engineering of fluids.
STEM Santa Fe
For six years running, Flow Science has been a sponsor of the annual STEM Santa Fe Event. STEM Santa Fe is a national organization that encourages young women to pursue STEM careers. The STEM Santa Fe Conference is presented by the New Mexico Network for Women in Science & Engineering and the American Association of University Women-Santa Fe. This conference offers 150 girls in grades 5-8 a day of hands-on workshops. In a fun, positive environment, girls meet other girls who are interested in STEM fields and learn from women who have established careers in fields such as cryptography, water resources, robotics, optics and engineering. Flow Science also sponsors the Northern New Mexico Expanding Your Horizons Chapter organized by the women scientists of Los Alamos National Labs.
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
In 2017, Flow Science was a proud sponsor of the first Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in Santa Fe, and has continued to sponsor and participate in the Festival every year. The Festival is a math skills-building event where students explore math-based challenges in a cooperative environment. The mission of JRMF is to expose participants to higher-level math challenges that encourage numerical discovery. The Festival began in California in 2007 to honor mathematician Julia Robinson’s legacy by encouraging more students to pursue mathematics.
Here in northern New Mexico, the Festival is hosted by STEM Santa Fe, an organization that advocates for, develops and provides mentoring and resources to youth, particularly those under-represented in STEM fields.
Hour of Code
Our employees code. A lot. In 2016, Flow Science team members volunteered to coach at the Hour of Code event in Santa Fe, partnering with New Mexico TechWorks. Hour of Code is an hour-long coding camp for kids that takes place during Computer Science Education Week every December, with thousands of registered events all over the world. A large part of our community involvement is dedicated to educating the next generation of programmers and volunteering with Hour of Code was a way for us to connect with those just starting out in computer science.
Volunteering at Capital High
In 2018, as part of the City of Santa Fe’s Global Entrepreneur Week, one of our Senior CFD Engineers taught programming for a day to the freshmen of Capital High School in Santa Fe. He introduced students to basic fluid mechanics and simple programming methods, emphasizing that coding has real-world applications that we rely on in our everyday lives, beyond video game design and app development. Through education outreach, we try to provide students who are interested in C-STEM fields with a broader understanding of what a career might look like by featuring the work we do at Flow Science.
Alongside our community involvement sponsoring volunteering with local STEM events, Flow Science has had a decades-long commitment to beloved causes in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. Donating annually to the Food Depot in Santa Fe, St. Elizabeth’s Shelter, Kitchen Angels, the Española Valley Humane Society and Youthworks, among others, we have been supporting our community since moving to Santa Fe in 2011. We are always looking for new opportunities to support both the STEM community and the community in need in Santa Fe. If you have a volunteering or donation opportunity for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.