Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos STEM Challenge registration due April 12

Submission deadline April 30.
April 1, 2013
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Videos, posters, apps and essays are all possible submissions for the upcoming STEM Challenge for students.


  • Community Programs Office
  • Kurt Steinhaus
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Students are encouraged to envision what the future will look like 70 years from now.

Students are encouraged to imagine 70 years into the future as they develop a poster, video, app or essay inspired by current Laboratory work for the upcoming STEM Challenge.

The competition is open to students in grades 6 to 12 from the seven counties of Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Mora, Taos and Sandoval. Winning team members can snag a Kindle Fire or iPad mini for themselves, and could help their teachers win a $300 cash prize for school supplies.

Held in conjunction with the Lab’s 70th anniversary, this STEM (short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity encourages students to develop 21st century skills that can be applied to real-world challenges.

Teams select from among the following subject areas for their submissions: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, physics, robotics and space technology.

Deadline for registration is April 12, and all entries must be uploaded by April 30.

Contact Janelle Vigil-Maestas, with the Lab’s Community Programs Office at vigil-m@lanl.gov or call (505) 665-4329 for specific questions.