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Scholarship application deadlines; Teen Biz Challenge; Los Alamos ScienceFest; and more
June 1, 2015
Sainie Atencio of Santo Domingo Pueblo, one of last year’s Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship recipients.

Sainie Atencio of Santo Domingo Pueblo, one of last year’s Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship recipients.


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Apply to LAESF’s two-year scholarships:  Now
The Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) offers Regional College/Returning Student scholarships for two-year degrees and certificates. Applications are accepted in June and December of each year, with the next deadline scheduled for June 15, 2015.

The two-year scholarships were created for motivated students returning to a formal education after a hiatus or other pursuits. Scholarship applicants may have interrupted their studies for business or the military, for example. To apply by June 15, go to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s How to Apply web page.

Apply to the Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship:  Now
The Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship is designed to help Native American communities enhance their business and economic development opportunities and meet the growing tribal needs for qualified accountants, business administrators, financial analysts and management information system professionals. To apply by July 20, go to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s How to Apply web page.
Register for Northern New Mexico College’s free Summer Bridge classes: Now
Northern New Mexico College invites incoming students of all ages to attend free-of-charge math and English classes in an eight-week Summer Bridge learning academy. Both classes will begin on June 8 and meet twice a week for 2.5 hours. For further details and application materials, email SummerBridge@nnmc.edu or call (505) 747-2150.
Attend the Española Valley Teen Biz Challenge:  June 5
Teenagers with existing business ideas and those who are looking for inspiration have a chance to learn from business mentors and win cash awards during the 2015 Española Valley Teen Biz Challenge. The Challenge is sponsored by the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Small Business Development Center, Northern New Mexico College, Rio Arriba County and the City of Española. The winners from the event will move on to the regional competition in Taos.

Teenage residents of Rio Arriba County and North Santa Fe County are eligible to compete. To register, go to the Espanola Valley Chamber of Commerce website and click on the "Teen Biz Challenge: Teen with a Dream" link. Event time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Event location: Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo De Oñate, Española. For questions, call (505) 753-2831 or email info@espanolanmchamber.com or Vangie@lanl.gov.

Learn about the Curiosity rover’s Mars expedition:  June 18
Nina Lanza, geochemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will discuss the latest science results from the Mars mission. The event, which is part of the “Science on Tap” series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, will begin with an informal 10- to 15-minute talk and then switch to an informal group discussion. Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location: UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. Science on Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, each time featuring a new topic. To learn more about the Bradbury’s other events and activities, visit the Bradbury Science Museum website.
Plan to attend the Los Alamos ScienceFest:  July 16-18
The Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the history and science of Los Alamos through engaging events and activities for people of all ages. Last year, more than 6,500 attendees enjoyed the festival.

The event is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet in partnership with many community organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Los Alamos Creative District and more than 200 volunteers. For details, check the Los Alamos ScienceFest webpage.

Market your goods or services to the Laboratory:  Anytime
Qualified companies interested in procurement opportunities with Los Alamos National Laboratory are invited to register their business with the System for Award Management, the primary supplier database for the federal government. Once done, the companies then should email their completed Supplier Information Form (pdf) to Los Alamos’ Small Business Program Office at business@lanl.gov and attach their company capability statement. To learn more, see the Marketing your goods or services to the Laboratory article in Community Connections’ May 2015 issue. 
Request a Lab volunteer:  Anytime
Los Alamos National Laboratory participation in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through the 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
Los Alamos National 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 (LANS), 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 the Laboratory and/or LANS.