Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for their four-year undergraduate scholarship awards, which are funded largely by contributions from Laboratory employees. Whether pursuing a degree in STEAM, healthcare, education, business, or the humanities, students from Northern New Mexico who meet the eligible criteria are welcome to apply. Current high school seniors are the primary audience, but undergraduate students currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited, post-secondary educational institution are also encouraged to apply. The deadline is Jan. 17, 2023.
STEM Pathways for Girls Conference a hit
Around 100 girls from the fifth through eighth grade from across Northern New Mexico got a boost to their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) confidence Nov. 5 when they attended the STEM Pathways for Girls Conference at Santa Fe Community College. Organized by STEM Santa Fe, the event offered eight hands-on workshops led by women professionals, a keynote address by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Olivia Underwood Jackson, and a STEAM and College Fair. The attendees had the chance to meet STEM role models and like-minded peers, and expand their knowledge of what STEM careers are all about. Many girls also took home STEM prizes as part of a raffle drawing.
Laboratory operator Triad supports STEM Santa Fe with a grant, and a number of Laboratory employees volunteered, including some as workshop presenters, and three on the planning committee. Girls attending workshops from current and retired LANL scientists had the opportunity to build their own self-propelling bots, learn about the impact of ocean warming on sea level rise, and discover the secrets of coding and controls.
High-Tech Halloween returns in person
The Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum celebrated its return to sharing spooky science in person as part of Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet in Los Alamos Oct. 28.
The combination of familiar crowd favorites and some new live demonstrations by museum staff, Lab researchers and community volunteers delighted the 1500 visitors that attended the two-hour event.