Dr. Stephen Gómez, Santa Fe Community College - Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Sustainable Trades and Technologies. Dr. Gómez has worked on a wide range of biochemical projects in academia and industry covering topics from agriculture to medicine including; cancer biology, asthma/COPD research, mass spectrometry, membrane biochemistry, photosynthesis, plant-nutrition stress, controlled-environment agriculture and most recently biofuels research. Dr. Gómez is currently involved in research collaborations with Sandia National Laboratory in reclamation of produced water from the oil and gas industry, Los Alamos National Laboratory in harvesting algal biomass for fuel production, and as a member of NM-EPSCoR is developing a citizen-scientist program with the Girl Scouts to introduce middle school girls to STEM educational and career pathways. He developed a curriculum in Green Energy as part of the engineering program at Central New Mexico Community College. In addition to his duties as chair, Dr. Gómez also teaches biology courses in the School of Health, Math and Sciences.