Los Alamos National Labs with logo 2021

STEM Education

Los Alamos is committed to investing and partnering in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives and programs that have a positive impact on student achievement while addressing community pipeline and regional workforce needs.
September 17, 2021
2018 Julia Robinson Math Festival

Contacts  

  • Director
  • Kathy Keith
  • Community Partnerships Office
  • (505) 989-6908
  • Email
Support of education matters because a substantial part of our workforce is drawn from Northern New Mexico.

Investing in the future

Los Alamos National Laboratory is committed to providing a positive and sustainable impact on our region by leveraging direct and indirect community investments in education. The success of the Laboratory and the region as a whole depends on a skilled workforce. To help produce better education outcomes for students, the Laboratory supports initiatives from elementary school through higher education, including robust teacher professional development initiatives

Recent Highlights
  • The Laboratory’s Math and Science Academy (MSA) completed the third year of work with Pojoaque Valley School District and New Mexico Highlands University on the Regional Partnership School program, providing in-class support, and monthly professional learning opportunities for teachers and principals
  • 40 students in grades 6-9 (along with 5 teachers) took part in a free Mindset Math Summer Camp in the summer of 2021, co-ordinated by MSA
  • 1,154 summer student interns worked virtually at the Laboratory in 2020 (58% from New Mexico).
  • $743,000 in scholarships awarded to Northern New Mexico students
  • 321 Lab employees volunteered 3,018 hours of time to nonprofit and educational organizations in Northern NM, impacting an estimated 6,420 students, teachers and community members
  • The Lab’s Bradbury Science Museum Summer Science on Wheels program reached 153 students and 4,043 students in 2021
  • 40 girls from Northern and Central NM participated in a  two-week virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women
  • The Laboratory was one of many industry partners who supported the 2nd annual New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge