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Power with STEAM

ROSES outreach program inspires New Mexico African-American youth to envision themselves working as scientists and professionals 

August 18, 2016
Students at Power with STEAM 2016

The Lab’s first Power with STEAM program event, held recently at the Bradbury Science Museum, brought students and some interns in the Los Alamos student programs together for fun and learning.


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Reaching out to New Mexico's African-American youth

One of the objectives of the Lab's Research on the Science & Engineering of Signatures (ROSES) consortium is K-12 outreach education. A new program developed by ROSES is Power with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). It was implemented to reach out and inspire New Mexico African-American youth to pursue these disciplines and to envision themselves working as scientists and professionals at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the future.

In August 2016, the program hosted 20 African-American students in grades 5-12 from Albuquerque in a two-day visit to Santa Fe and Los Alamos. While in Los Alamos, the students visited the Bradbury Science Museum, where they participated in an electro-static workshop, enjoyed a scavenger hunt on Los Alamos science and history, and attended panel discussions with both the Lab's ROSES and African-American Partnership Program interns to learn about college preparation and STEM disciplines.

Students were recruited through the Pre-college Science and Math Program, a community-wide program for K-12 students grades. Students that participated in this event attend various schools in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho school districts.

STEAM students 2016