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Native American Economic Summit; LAESF application deadline for two-year scholarships; and more
May 1, 2015
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund’s 2015 Silver Scholar Mahalia Bohsali. The next application deadline for LAESF’s two-year scholarships is June 15.

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund’s 2015 Silver Scholar Mahalia Bohsali. The next application deadline for LAESF’s two-year scholarships is June 15.

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KSFR to feature Lab scientists: May 5
The next KSFR Radio Café (101.1 FM) interview with a Los Alamos National Laboratory science focus will take place on Tuesday, May 5, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. For details, check KSFR’s Science Radio Café webpage.
Attend the Native American Economic Summit: May 11-13
The annual Native American Economic Summit in Albuquerque brings together business owners; elected officials; state, federal and tribal government agencies from across the country; and representatives from Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for networking, to share success stories and set strategic goals. Last year, attendees included individuals from 67 cities and 17 states.

In addition, native high-school and college students are invited to attend the summit on May 12 and May 13 to network and enjoy IMPACT sessions focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, financial literacy, professional development and student resources. For further information, check the Native American Economic Summit website or contact the American Indian Chamber of Commerce’s Alicia Ortega (Alicia@aiccnm.com, 505-766-9545).

Learn about the risk drones pose to national security: May 21
James Privette, security analyst at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will discuss how the Laboratory counters the risk that unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) pose to national security. As the use of drones increases in popularity, so does their threat to the nation’s assets. The event, which is part of the “Science on Tap” series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, will begin with an informal 10- to 15-minute talk and then switch to an informal group discussion. Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location: UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. Science on Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, each time featuring a new topic.

To learn more about the Bradbury’s other events and activities, visit the Bradbury Science Museum website.

Attend the STEM Symposium for K-12 teachers: May 29-30
New Mexico K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are invited to attend the New Mexico Public Education Department’s STEM Symposium on May 29 to May 30 in Albuquerque. Participants need to have a valid teaching license and be employed in a New Mexico public school or public charter school. Open registration is currently underway as long as space is still available. For details and the registration link, consult the STEM Symposium flyer (pdf) or visit the Southwest Regional Education Cooperative website.
Apply to LAESF’s two-year scholarships: By June 15
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) annually awards Regional College/Returning Student scholarships for two-year degrees and certificates and accepts applications in June and December each year. Currently, the next application deadline is June 15, 2015.

The two-year scholarships were created for motivated students returning to a formal education after a hiatus or other pursuits. Scholarship applicants may have interrupted their studies for business or the military, for example. To learn more, go to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s How to Apply web page.

Request a Lab volunteer: Anytime
Laboratory participation in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, members of the community can complete a brief online request form. The form also can be accessed from the STEM Education Programs website.

An additional option for requesting Los Alamos experts and other volunteers is through the Laboratory’s Vecinos Volunteer Program, which partners with the national VolunteerMatch initiative.

Take advantage of the Laboratory's Speakers Bureau: Anytime
The Laboratory’s Speakers Bureau brings audiences together with scientists and experts whose ideas and science are changing and inspiring the world. The speakers offer free presentations on a wide variety of subjects and can tailor the content for a range of audiences. While the majority of possible topics are science subjects—from dark matter to quantum cryptography—some of the speakers are experts in related areas, including the Laboratory’s history. For details and examples of some of the available topics, visit the Speakers Bureau website.

Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security (LANS), 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 the Laboratory and/or LANS.

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