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June 1, 2014
Habitat for Humanity volunteers help a family get a home of their own.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers help a family get a home of their own.

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Expression of interest due for Supercomputing Challenge’s Summer Teacher Institute

Each summer the Supercomputing Challenge project offers a weeklong institute for middle- and high-school teachers who plan to help their students participate in the next student challenge. The summer institute’s teacher participants receive a stipend plus room and board; become part of an established, professional learning community; and receive mentoring throughout the challenge year for themselves and their teams. As in recent years, the 2014 summer teacher institute will take place on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro. To express interest, email consult@challenge.nm.org. For further information, consult the Supercomputing Challenge’s Summer Teacher Institute webpage. 

“Atomic Bomb Photography” evening lecture by Peter Kuran: June 11

Peter Kuran is the award-winning producer-director of "Trinity and Beyond (The Atomic Bomb Movie)," an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing. Kuran started his career as an animator on the original "Star Wars" movie in 1976 and has since worked on over 300 theatrical motion pictures. Bradbury Science Museum, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., 1350 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.

“Electricity Night” at the Bradbury Science Museum: June 13

The Bradbury Science Museum will stay open late in recognition of Downtown Friday Night and to allow visitors to explore Snap Circuits, Little Bits, and Squishy Circuits. 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., 1350 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.

Saturday Science Cinema: June 14, 21, 28

Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Bradbury Science Museum features a short science film ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. Since the film’s topics vary in age-appropriateness, check the museum’s calendar for further details on what’s playing on a particular Saturday. The museum is located at 1350 Central Avenue in Los Alamos.

Application deadline for LAESF’s Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships: June 16

The Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships offered by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) are granted to students in two-year degree and certification programs. For details, go to LAESF’s How to Apply web page and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

“Science on Tap” lecture and discussion: June 19

The Bradbury Science Museum is participating in the Los Alamos Creative District’s  new “On Tap” series of lectures and discussions by hosting a “Science on Tap” event every third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Manhattan Project Restaurant, 1789 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.

LAESF Campaign ends: June 20

Monies for the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) scholarship program are largely pledged by Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, with a generous match of up to $250,000 provided by the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, but the community at large can contribute funds as well by visiting LAESF’s Make a Pledge page.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting: June 20

Taos County Chambers, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also see the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets to support regional initiatives entry in this issue’s In Other News section.

Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity: June 21

No special skills are required to volunteer for the construction of two new homes in the Habitat for Humanity subdivision at Camino Habitat, located just south of Espanola on State Route 30 (Los Alamos Highway). Look for the large Habitat sign. Work starts at 9 a.m., finishing up around 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided, but volunteers are encouraged bring their own water bottle and snacks. For additional information visit the local Habitat for Humanity website or call Habitat’s Yvonne Maestas at (505) 747‑2690 or (505) 614-5853. You also might like to read the Volunteering is for everyone article in this issue. 

“Astronomy Night” at the Bradbury Science Museum: June 27

The Bradbury Science Museum will stay open late in recognition of Downtown Friday Night and to allow visitors to see the museum’s portable planetarium and discover what they might be missing in the summer night sky. You’ll have a chance to meet a real astrophysicist and ask questions about the stars. 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., 1350 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.

Application deadline for MANA del Norte scholarships: June 30

Designed to assist regional Hispanic women to continue or complete their post-secondary education, the MANA del Norte scholarships are $1,000 awards given to 11 nontraditional students, such as single heads of households. For complete information, visit the MANA del Norte website.

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, help sponsor the above events, campaigns and activities.

To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, please email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the proposed calendar item is connected to Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or Los Alamos National Security, LLC.


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