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Scientist Ambassadors

Converse with a Scientist Ambassador during a Scientist in the Spotlight event or meet one during your visit to Bradbury galleries. Or you might like to request that one of our Scientist Ambassadors come to your class or your science fair!
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    Nicole Lloyd-Ronning — Supernovae and Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Nicole is an astrophysicist studying gamma-ray bursts – the most energetic explosions in the universe – at Los Alamos National Laboratory. READ MORE

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    Teri Roberts — Computers

    A certified software quality engineering and computer software development specialist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Teri hopes to inspire a new generation of children to embrace science. READ MORE

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    Steven Hayden — Nanoscale Gold

    A chemist at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Steven studies both synthetic and natural nanomaterials. READ MORE

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    Nicole Jeffery — Sea Ice

    Nicole is an oceanographer with a background in physics and a member of the Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. READ MORE

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    Mandie Gehring – Nuclear Fission and Fusion

    Mandie is a nuclear chemist, physicist, and postdoctoral research associate with the Nuclear Chemistry and Physics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. READ MORE

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    Chuck Mielke – Magnets

    Chuck is the Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos, the facility that holds the world record for the highest non-destructive pulsed magnetic field. READ MORE

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    Mitzi Boswell – Cosmic Radiation

    A nuclear physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mitzi is a certified non-metal miner whose research takes place mostly in mines. READ MORE

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    Verena Kleinrath – Visualizing Radiation

    As a nuclear physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Verena is involved in the experimental effort to commission a new detector system in-beam and investigating fundamental fission physics. READ MORE

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    Jane Clements – Aquatic Biology

    Jane is a biologist and zoologist specializing in aquatic biology. She believes that science is an everyday experience. READ MORE

Scientist Ambassadors are trained to be really great at science conversations with learners of all ages.

Scientist Ambassador Academy

Have you always wanted to talk with an actual scientist or engineer, and ask them questions about how things work on the atomic scale, or how a nuclear reaction happens, or how computers work? Maybe you'd like this, if you could be sure that they would talk your language so that you could really understand them. If so, you are in luck!

The Bradbury is building a corps of Scientist Ambassadors who are trained to be really great at these conversations with learners of all ages, about topics that they are passionate about.

How to make use of Scientist Ambassadors

You might encounter Scientist Ambassadors during your visit to Bradbury galleries. Or you might like to request that a Scientist Ambassador come to converse with your class or group, perhaps at a science festival or during a science fair at school. All of our Scientist Ambassadors are Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists or engineers, working actively in their fields. Read about the current Scientist Ambassadors and the subjects they'd like to talk with you about.

Request a Scientist Ambassador

If you would like to request one for your group, send an email to bsm-saa@lanl.gov describing your event (when—date and time, where, for what audience) and which Scientist Ambassadors you'd like to request. We'll email you back promptly.