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RoboRave Rally tests Northern New Mexico students’ critical thinking, teamwork skills

Teams from schools in Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties are scheduled to participate.
March 5, 2015
RoboRave Rally Northern New Mexico is on Saturday, March 7 at Northern New Mexico University in Española.

RoboRave Rally Northern New Mexico is on Saturday, March 7 at Northern New Mexico University in Española.

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"Introducing students at an early age to science, math, technology and engineering, the so-called STEM fields, is important for students and for the Lab," said Janelle Vigil-Maestas

Event sparks, nurtures interest in science and technology

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 5, 2015—Eighty-four teams of students from Northern New Mexico area schools test their critical thinking and teamwork skills building autonomous robots at RoboRave Rally Northern New Mexico on Saturday, March 7 at Northern New Mexico University in Española.

"Introducing students at an early age to science, math, technology and engineering, the so-called STEM fields, is important for students and for the Lab," said Janelle Vigil-Maestas of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Community Programs Office.

Students from grades 3 and above work in two-to-four person teams. Teams from schools in Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties are scheduled to participate. These teams also will participate in the RoboRave International competition April 30-May 2 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Northern New Mexico University and a number of other partners support RoboRave Rally Northern New Mexico. Participation in and sponsorship of science competitions also is part of LANS’ Community Commitment Plan education outreach pillar.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Northern New Mexico University and a number of other partners support RoboRave Rally Northern New Mexico. Participation in and sponsorship of science competitions also is part of LANS’ Community Commitment Plan education outreach pillar designed to spark and nurture an interest in science and technology that can lead students toward success in school and unlimited career opportunities.

About Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


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