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August events to round out your summer.
August 3, 2017

The Los Alamos County Rodeo takes place August 12–13 on North Mesa.CREDIT: Los Alamos County/Leslie Bucklin


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August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Ted Talk Tuesday

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

August 8: Introduction to Sterling Metrics’ Social Lending Program

Come out for an info session about Sterling Metrics, a New Mexico-based startup focused on assisting local small businesses attain the necessary capital for improvements, and/or expansion plans. The event takes place from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at ProjectY.

August 9: International Coworking Day

In honor of International Coworking Day, stop by ProjectY for free coworking from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Get a taste of what coworking is about, connect with other members, and have some free coffee and high-speed WiFi.

August 9: Student Symposium

What have Laboratory summer students been up to? Come see for yourself at the 2017 student symposium.

August 10–11: Canes of Power

In August, 1680, the Pueblos rose up and chased the Spanish out of what is now New Mexico. The film Canes of Power tells about the canes presented to the Pueblo governors that signify their authority and sovereignty. Watch the film at Bandelier National Monument.

August 11–13: Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo

From a parade to a craft fair to a rodeo, there’s plenty to do this weekend. Check out the complete schedule of events here.

August 12: Scientist in the Spotlight—fungi and forecasting disease

Join Renee Johansen, with the Lab’s Bioenergy and Biome Science group, as she shares information on the strange world of fungi. Nick Generous, with the Lab's Information Systems and Modeling group, will also be available to chat about how new social media tools help researchers improve disease forecasting. The event takes place at the Bradbury Science Museum from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

August 17: Office hours with NM Economic Development Department

The Northern New Mexico community can meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 Representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department during these open office hours (9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) at Project Y.

August 17: Science on Tap—what’s shocking about lightning?

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite to eat, and listen to Laboratory scientists Tess Light and Tim Hamlin, both with the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing Group. The talk starts at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked in Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

August 18–20: Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show

Bandelier National Monument hosts this event from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the visitors’ center. Daily rug talks and weaving demonstrations occur at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 


Bandelier National Monument.

August 25: National Park Founders Day

Get into Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve at no charge.

August 25: Robotics Night

Stop by the Bradbury Science Museum for fun with regional robotics teams and their programmable friends. The event will be 5–8 p.m., and some teams will even provide an opportunity for visitors to manipulate the robots themselves.

August 26: Fiesta Los Alamos!

Fiesta tickets include a gourmet Mexican dinner buffet and drinks by the Blue Window Bistro, live mariachi music, folkloric dance performances, silent and live auctions, all in the festive atmosphere of Fuller Lodge from 5–9 p.m.


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

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.”