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Slip into summer with these events.
June 1, 2017
At the Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, daily activities include demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments, and discussions with female scientist and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

At the June 5–16 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, daily activities include demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments, and discussions with female scientist and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory.CREDIT: Dreamstime


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June 1: History on Tap

Learn about the Soviet side of the Cold War. UnQuarked Wine Room hosts this event from 5:30–7 p.m.

June 1–2: NMPED Stem Symposium

The Math and Science Bureau team at the Public Education Department (PED) once again hosts classroom teachers, STEM professionals, and informal educators during our state’s premier STEM education event. This year’s theme is “growing as a STEM leader,” and the event takes place at Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

June 5–16: Summer Physics Camp for Young Women

Boost your understanding of the physics of the sun, earth, and everything in between at Pojoaque Valley High School. The camp is free to high-school-age women who’ve completed Algebra I or a higher-level math class. Learn more here.

June 6, 13, 20, 27: Ted Talk Tuesday

Every Tuesday at noon, bring your lunch to ProjectY, watch a TED talk, and discuss. See each week’s topic here.


ProjectY is a collaborative coworking space located in Los Alamos that offers many events, including Ted Talk Tuesday, every month. Photo: Samantha D’Anna Photography.

June 8–9: Teen Biz Challenge

Teens: create your own business and win money at the Española Valley Teen Biz Challenge at the Española Valley Convento y Mision. Learn more here.

June 10: Los Alamos Chamberfest

Local businesses and nonprofits showcase their products and services to the public from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Entertainment includes live music and a car show. Learn more here.

June 10: Scientist in the Spotlight

Another fun Saturday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Join Sandy Frost as she talks about how software is integral to our lives, including coding (plugged and unplugged), its history, the Internet of things, and accessibility. She even has a home automation demonstration using Amazon Echo.The event takes place from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

June 10: Summer Fest at Pajarito Mountain

Celebrate summer at 10,000 feet. Details here.


Summer Fest at Pajarito.

June 15: Science on Tap—Space Weather

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite to eat, and listen to Laboratory scientist Geoff Reeves as he discusses how space weather impacts our planet. The talk starts at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked in Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

July 9–14: ASM Materials Camp

An event for teachers to learn how to engage students using simple, low-cost experiments. Four CEUs, demonstration materials, lunches, and snacks are included. The event takes place at Manzano High School in Albuquerque.

July 13–16: Los Alamos ScienceFest

Los Alamos’s signature event features live music and entertainment, STEM activities and demonstrations, historical tours and hikes, a beer garden, and more. Learn more here.


Gateway to Science Fest. Photo: Los Alamos County/Leslie Bucklin

Lab volunteers

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) 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, complete a brief online request form.

Los Alamos experts and volunteers can also be requested through the Laboratory’s Volunteer Program, which partners with the national Volunteer Match initiative.

Speaker’s bureau

The Laboratory has speakers with experience in a wide variety of subjects who can tailor their content for a range of audiences. Call 505-667-7000 to be matched with the right person for your audience. 

Calendar submissions

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), help support the above events, programs and campaigns. To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of your event and how the item is connected to the Laboratory or LANS.

Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy, and expanding community giving in Northern New Mexico.”