STEM Santa Fe offers coding camp for girls

STEM Santa Fe is partnering with the Chicago-based educational organization Brave Initiative to bring a one-of-a-kind summer day camp to Santa Fe. The camp for girls who will be in grades eight and nine in the fall will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

This weeklong summer day camp, which will be held at Santa Fe Community College, will feature hands-on immersion into computer coding and application development. No coding experience is required. The camp will culminate with qualified apps being submitted to the Congressional App Challenge, an annual event in Washington, D.C., that aims to have students learn to code by having them develop their own apps.

Space is limited. Applications are available online at, or by calling 505-570-5402.

Child trauma expert to speak at conference

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and Santa Fe Community College have partnered to present a September conference featuring Dr. Bruce Perry at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

The event, on Sept. 16 and 17, includes one day dedicated to an Early Childhood Development Symposium and one day devoted to the annual New Mexico Home Visiting Summit.

Perry is a prominent child psychiatrist and the author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a noted book on extreme child abuse. He is Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, where he has a practice and conducts research focused on high-risk children. He has consulted on high-profile school shooting cases, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and is regularly called upon by media to give expert commentary, including on the Oprah Winfrey Show, according to a news release.

The cost to attend the two-day conference is $275. Participants who want to register only for the Sept. 16 symposium may do so for $200 while those who only want to attend the Home Visiting Summit can register for $100. Lunch and convention center parking are included. To register, visit

Considering a career in respiratory care?

Santa Fe Community College will introduce the community to its Respiratory Care Program during a “Meet the Department” event from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in Room 433 of the Health and Sciences Center on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.

Get information, advising and assistance with filing an application. If possible, bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

Respiratory therapists who earn a degree find good jobs with excellent salaries in hospitals and emergency rooms, the college says in a news release.

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 1. For more information, visit SFCC’s respiratory care webpage at or call 505-428-1723.