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From the Los Alamos ScienceFest to volunteering at the Mesa Pietra Petroglyph Project
September 1, 2014
Retired Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Lee Bourdin volunteers at the nonprofit Mesa Pietra Petroglyph Project near Velarde, New Mexico.

Retired Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Lee Bourdin volunteers at the nonprofit Mesa Pietra Petroglyph Project near Velarde, New Mexico.

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Los Alamos ScienceFest: September 5–13
The Los Alamos ScienceFest will feature a full week of interactive activities, creative competitions, dynamic speakers, community tours, exhibits and educational social gatherings to engage individuals, families and youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. ScienceFest will culminate in a family-friendly ExpoDay at Los Alamos’ Ashley Pond on September 13. The festival is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County, the Los Alamos Creative District and many volunteers from community businesses and organizations. You can find a complete schedule on the Los Alamos ScienceFest website. 
Teen Startup Challenge in Santa Fe: September 6
The City of Santa Fe Economic Development Division, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the Laboratory’s management company, and the Regional Development Corporation, is sponsoring the Teen Startup Challenge in Santa Fe, a one-day event that supports New Mexico’s teen entrepreneurial ideas.  Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe (Santa Fe Railyard). The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends with dinner at 5:00 p.m. For additional information, go to the City of Santa Fe’s Teen Startup Challenge web page.
Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge: September 8
The Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge will bring together the winners of teen entrepreneurial events in Taos, Española, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. The teens will present their winning pitches to a panel of judges from the startup and investment community, who will select the top Teen Entrepreneurial idea in northern New Mexico. University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus (4000 University Drive, Los Alamos), Lecture Hall, Room 230, 5:00–7:00 p.m. The event is part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest.
Great Conversations with a Scientist: September 9
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will informally share their research expertise with participants. Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, 9:00–10:00 a.m. Registration is required before the event. To sign up, please visit the Great Conversations web page. The event is held in conjunction with the Los Alamos ScienceFest.
Deadline to submit proposals to the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program: September 10
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) is accepting small business leveraged project proposals to receive technical assistance from scientists and engineers at the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share technical challenges to request assistance collectively. For details, visit the NMSBA’s 2015 Leveraged Projects website.
ExpoDay: September 13
Designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, ExpoDay is part of the week-long Los Alamos ScienceFest this year. The family-friendly event is focused on science, art, sustainability, the natural world, engineering and entrepreneurship and also will offer food and entertainment. Ashley Pond park, Los Alamos, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Teacher workshops for Electric Car Challenge: September 13
Half-day teacher workshops for the New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge will be offered in Albuquerque, Española and Roswell. See the related entry in this issue's In other news section and visit the Challenge’s Teacher-Coach Workshop web page for times and directions.
Grand Opening for new Environment Exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum: September 17
The Bradbury Science Museum’s new Environment Exhibit will provide an overview of the environmental programs at Los Alamos National Labotatory. The Grand Opening's reception and first look at the exhibit will begin at 4 p.m., followed by opening remarks at 5 p.m. and a special lecture at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The museum, located at 1350 Central Avenue in Los Alamos, will be open late until 7 p.m.
Bradbury Science Museum:  Additional dates in September
For a quick overview of the Bradbury Science Museum’s events and activities throughout the month, visit the museum’s Happening Now website. To subscribe to the Bradbury’s monthly newsletter, visit the museum’s Mailing List web page. The museum is located at 1350 Central Avenue in Los Alamos. Admission is free and open to the public.
Volunteering at the Mesa Pietra Petroglyph Project: Anytime
The nonprofit Mesa Pietra Petroglyph Project near Velarde is in regular need for volunteers willing to help preserve what may well be over 60,000 rock images on the mesa or help with other tasks. For further information, visit the project’s Volunteer with Mesa Pietra web page.

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

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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