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From a summer reading program to ScienceFest, there’s plenty to do in July.
July 6, 2016
The 2016 Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program kicked off June 1 and runs through August 1.

The 2016 Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program kicked off June 1 and runs through August 1.

Contacts  

  • Director, Community Partnerships Office
  • Kathy Keith
  • Email

July 8, 15, 22, 29: Open observatory nights

Head to the top of Ivan Hilton Science Building at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas to observe the night sky—including our moon, star clusters, and planets—from 8 p.m. until late. Free and open to the public.

At this signature innovation event, carefully selected entrepreneurial-minded scientists will present their ideas in the tech areas with the goal of introducing the latest groundbreaking technology from Los Alamos and their inventors to entrepreneurs, investors, regional leaders, policy makers, and industrial partners.

July 14­: Scientist in the Spotlight

If a cache of stolen nuclear material is intercepted by a law enforcement agency, what would happen next? Christy Ruggiero, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division, will show some of the nuclear forensic "fingerprints" in the material that help answer what the material is, where it came from, and what it could be used for. This talk takes place at the Bradbury Science Museum from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

July 14­: DisrupTECH

A celebration of disruptive technology from the minds at Los Alamos kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course. At this signature innovation event, carefully selected entrepreneurial-minded scientists will present their ideas in the tech areas with the goal of introducing the latest groundbreaking technology from Los Alamos and their inventors to entrepreneurs, investors, regional leaders, policy makers, and industrial partners.

July 14­–17: Los Alamos Science Fest

Save the date for a free spy-themed weekend that includes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, historical tours, and a drone competition.

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Learn more about the Secret City during ScienceFest, July 14–16.

Through July 20: Back to School Drive

Donate a backpack filled with school supplies for elementary and middle school students. Information and drop-off locations can be found here.

July 21­: Science on Tap—Why dinosaurs needed fusion rockets, too

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite eat, and listen as Glen Wurden, of the Lab's plasma physics group, discusses fusion rockets. The talk takes place at UnQuarked in Central Park Square in Los Alamos from 5:30–7 p.m.

Through August 1: Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program

Elementary students in grades K–6 from Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe counties (including tribal schools) are invited to participate in this pilot program. Read more about the rules—and the prizes!—here.

August 5: Deadline (extended) for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship

The Northern New Mexico Tribal communities encourage Native students to pursue business-related degrees and use their education skills to be a part of their tribes’ long-range goals for enhancing economic development and business opportunities. Learn more here.

Lab Volunteers

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through the Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, complete a brief online request form.

Los Alamos experts and volunteers can also e requested through the Laboratory’s Volunteer Program, which partners with the national Volunteer Match initiative.

Speaker’s Bureau

The Laboratory has speakers with experience in a wide variety of subjects who can tailor their content for a range of audiences. Call 505-667-7000, and we'll try to find the right person for your audience. 

Calendar Submissions

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), help support the above events, programs and campaigns. To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the item is connected to the Laboratory or LANS.


Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy and expanding community giving in northern New Mexico.”


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