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Scientists in the Spotlight

Nov 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196
Scientists in the Spotlight

Event Description

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this special event! Every second Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the museum features actual scientists and researchers talking to visitors about their favorite STEM topics.

Join us at the museum every second Saturday of the month for a program called Scientist in the Spotlight featuring Scientist Ambassadors that have recently been certified through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy program. In this activity, ambassadors will hang out on the museum floor for a couple hours initiating casual conversations with visitors about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. 

This month:

On Saturday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mitzi Boswell and Nick Generous will be available to chat with the public about their science through the Museum’s Science Ambassador Academy program. Bosell, with the Lab’s Neutron Science and Technology group, is a scientist studying neutrinos in a gold mine in South Dakota.  She will talk about natural radioactivity in the world around us.  

Generous, with the Lab’s Information Systems and Modeling group, will be available to talk about how social media is helping scientists better forecast the progression of illness (such as the flu) using computer simulations. 

Join us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy.  These scientists talk with museum visitors for a couple of hours about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on activities that make learning easy and fun.  To learn more, go here.

These conversations are intended for all ages, so bring your kids and stop by the museum for a chat. While you're here, be sure to check out our NEW environmental exhibit. With lots of interactive elements, it's not only informative, but fun too!