Education

Education

Investing in our future
Fifth- through eighth-grade girls take part at the Lab-supported Expanding Your Horizons conference organized by Los Alamos Women in Science, which included hands-on workshops and a STEM-related careers fair.

The success of the region and of Los Alamos National Laboratory depends on skilled people. To help produce better education outcomes for students, the Laboratory supports initiatives from elementary school through higher education. 

The Regional Partnership School program is in its third year with partners Pojoaque Valley School District and New Mexico Highlands University, providing:

  • In-class support by LANL Math & Science Academy team
  • Monthly professional learning opportunities for teachers and principals
  • Math Rocks after-school program for students in grades 7th-8th
  • Math Festival held at Pojoaque Valley Middle School 
  • Virtual Mindset Math Summer Camp for students in grades 6th-8th

The Laboratory provided support for the launch and operation of the New Mexico STEAMHub website (in collaboration with the LANL Foundation) offering access to online learning resources for students and teachers.

The Laboratory hosted a free two-week virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women for 21 high-schoolers from 15 schools in the region and in Hawaii.

The State of New Mexico announced an investment of $321K in a teacher residency program to train new teachers in the Regional Partnership School and additional school districts (Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Albuquerque):

  • Working with teachers (4th-8th grade) and student residents from NMHU to improve student learning
  • Professional development for teacher leaders and mentors

321 LANL employees provided 3,018 service hours to nonprofit and educational organizations in Northern NM, impacting an estimated 6,420 students, teachers and community members.