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    Traveling STEM trailers hit the road

    By David Moore | October 19, 2022

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    A Challenge Ambassador (left) coaches local students at an activity station. David Moore

    The Bradbury Science Museum's two brightly-colored Challenge Tomorrow trailers, offering an interactive Lab-inspired experience, were a hit in Northern New Mexico in September. Inside, visitors tried hands-on STEM education activities and learned about a variety of careers from the volunteer Challenge Ambassadors, who shared about their work at the Lab. Visitors were also treated to a special appearance by Spot, the robotic dog from the Lab’s Process Modeling and Analysis group. 

    Challenge Tomorrow spent two days at Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center, serving 100 sixth-grade students from Ohkay Owingeh Community School and Pojoaque Middle School, as well as local educators, parents and teachers. While there, the traveling trailers also offered a hands-on look at the Lab’s work for more than 100 community leaders attending a Community Conversation event hosted by the Laboratory at the center. 

    Laboratory releases Annual Site Environmental Report

    The Laboratory has released its latest Annual Site Environmental Report. The report characterizes the Laboratory’s environmental performance for 2021, summarizing environmental occurrences and responses and confirming the Lab’s compliance with environmental standards and requirements. It also covers effluent releases, environmental monitoring, and estimated radiological doses to the public and the environment. Although the complete report is some 350 pages long, it is written in plain language following the federal requirements and includes a detailed executive summary noting environmental performance, program highlights and environmental monitoring information. The report is available here.

     

    New Mexico Consortium donates equipment to local schools 

    Laboratory partner the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) donated equipment and tech supplies to local schools as part of an ongoing effort to advance science education and support local communities. In coordination with the North Central Region of New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (NM MESA), Monte del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe received 10 computer nodes and related equipment from the NMC. More than 20 students from the school visited the Consortium Sept. 21 for a presentation and tour of the NMC’s server room facilities.