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STEM Symposium; Frontiers in Science talks; Native American Economic Summit; and more
April 1, 2015
The annual Native American Economic Summit is hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce and the State of New Mexico’s Indian Affairs Department.

The annual Native American Economic Summit is hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce and the State of New Mexico’s Indian Affairs Department.


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Register for the STEM Symposium for K-12 teachers: Now
New Mexico K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are invited to attend the New Mexico Public Education Department’s STEM Symposium on May 29 to May 30 in Albuquerque. Participants need to have a valid teaching license and be employed in a New Mexico public school or public charter school. Registration will take place via the school districts through April 3, then change to open registration beginning on April 4 if space is still available. For details and the registration link, consult the STEM Symposium flyer (pdf).
Attend Frontiers in Science talks: April 3 and 6
On April 3 in Santa Fe and April 6 in Albuquerque, Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Harshini Mukundan will discuss the re-emergence of tuberculosis in a lecture called “The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis.” The Frontiers in Science lecture series is sponsored by the Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory and is intended to increase local public awareness of the diversity of science and engineering research at the Laboratory. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. and are free of charge. Location in Santa Fe (April 3): James A. Little Theater of New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road. Location in Albuquerque (April 6): New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N.W. (You also might enjoy the related Today's Tuberculosis article in Community Connections’ March 2015 issue.)
KSFR to feature Lab scientists: April 7
The second of KSFR’s Radio Café (101.1 FM) interviews with Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will take place on Tuesday, April 7, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. For details, check the KSFR webpage.
Chat with scientists at the Bradbury Science Museum: April 11
Every second Saturday of the month, scientists will be available at the Bradbury Science Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to chat with visitors about their favorite science, technology, engineering or math topics. The conversations are intended for all ages. The museum is located at 1350 Central Avenue in Los Alamos. For a quick overview of the Bradbury’s other events and activities, visit the museum’s Happening Now website. To subscribe to the Bradbury’s monthly newsletter, visit the museum’s Mailing List web page.
Attend the Northern New Mexico Science Showdown in Española: April 19
The Northern New Mexico Science Showdown is a community event that will bring together hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and programs from across the state. The showdown is co-hosted by the Explora museum in Albuquerque and the Oasis of Peace Youth Group and is sponsored by Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Time: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location: Holy Cross Street, Española. For details, call (505) 929-2955.
Attend the Supercomputing Challenge in Los Alamos: April 20-21
The opportunity to work on the most powerful computers in the world is currently available to only a very few students in the country, but in New Mexico it’s just one of the benefits of being able to participate in the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. The Supercomputing Challenge encompasses the school year and asks teams of students to complete science projects using high-performance supercomputers. Each team of up to five students and a sponsoring teacher defines and works on a single computational project of their own choosing.

The year culminates at Los Alamos National Laboratory in April with a Project Expo and judging followed by an Awards Ceremony the next day. This year, the Project Expo will take place on April 20 and the Awards Ceremony on April 21. For further information, visit the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge webpage.

Participate in teen entrepreneur event: April 22

The Laboratory’s Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation will host a series of events over the summer for teenagers interested in entrepreneurship. The goal of the meetings will be to expose teens to the exciting career opportunities in business and the possibility of transforming their own great ideas into viable companies. At the end of the event series, teens will have a chance to participate in a business pitch competition. The first meeting will be held at Time Out Pizza in Los Alamos on April 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided. For additional information or questions, email the Feynman Center’s Isaac Schilling (ischil@lanl.gov).

Plan to attend the Native American Economic Summit: May 11-13
The annual Native American Economic Summit in Albuquerque brings together business owners; elected officials; state, federal and tribal government agencies from across the country along with representatives from Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for networking, sharing success stories and setting strategic goals. Last year, individuals from 67 cities and 17 states attended. For details, check the Native American Economic Summit website.
Request a Lab volunteer: Anytime
Laboratory participation in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, members of the community can complete a brief online request form. The form also can be accessed from the STEM Education Programs website.

An additional option for requesting Los Alamos experts and other volunteers is through the Laboratory’s Vecinos Volunteer Program, which partners with the national VolunteerMatch initiative.

Take advantage of the Laboratory's Speakers Bureau: Anytime
The Laboratory’s Speakers Bureau brings audiences together with scientists and experts whose ideas and science are changing and inspiring the world. The speakers offer free presentations on a wide variety of subjects and can tailor the content for a range of audiences. While the majority of possible topics are science subjects—from dark matter to quantum cryptography—some of the speakers are experts in related areas, including the Laboratory’s history. For details and examples of some of the available topics, visit the Speakers Bureau website.

Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, help support the above events and campaigns.

To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, please email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the proposed calendar item is connected to Los Alamos National Laboratory and/or Los Alamos National Security, LLC.