NMC Participates in the Los Alamos 2018 ScienceFest


The New Mexico Consortium took part in the 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest on Saturday July 14, 2018 with a booth displaying information on who we are and displays of several posters highlighting some exciting research going on at the NMC! 

This year was Los Alamos' 11th ScienceFest which was developed to celebrate the history and science of Los Alamos through fun and engaging activities for people of all ages.

Besides information, the NMC booth also had a hands-on activity for anyone interested. After trying to guess the number of algae cells in the flask, participants then could prepare a sample and use an Automated Cell Counter to figure out the answer. Several young potential scientists really enjoyed the pipetting!

Many people stopped by to talk to Steve Buelow, the NMC Chief Executive Officer, Shannan Schnedler, Chief Communication Officer, and Carrie Talus, Science Outreach and Communications. Overall, the day was a great success participating in this fun community event.


UNM Science Olympiad Event Needs Volunteers

We Need Volunteers!
Central NM Science Olympiad
Event Supervisors needed!
Saturday, February 3, 2018
UNM ~ Johnson Center
We need volunteers for the following events:
Crime Busters (forensic lab event)
Game On (computer programing)
Mystery Architecture
Remote Sensing
Rocks & Minerals
Wright Stuff (balsa wood airplane construction/testing)
What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a national competition that brings together middle school and high school students to compete in science-oriented events.
What is an Event Supervisor?
An event supervisor is a volunteer with relevant expertise who manages an individual event of the competition. It can be a teacher, student (college or above), industry professional, past or present. Nearly anyone with a background in the event's topic is welcome!
What does an event supervisor do?
  • Read and become familiar with the event rules
  • Set up and run the event on the day of the competition
  • Some events require the event supervisor to prepare a written test, other events require them to identify, gather and/or construct supplies, measuring devices, and test apparatus
What support is available to volunteers?
  • Advice, insight, and other support are available from the competition coordinator as well as past and current event supervisors
  • We can purchase of supplies and provide volunteers to assist on the day of the competition
  • We feed you! Breakfast, lunch and snacks available on the day of the competition
If you have expertise/experience in any of the subject areas listed above and you are passionate about helping students succeed in STEM, please contact Erin at scifair@unm.edu for more information!

2017 Postdoc Research Symposium and Career Fair


NMC Outreach Specialist Carrie Talus speaking to an interested attendee.

The New Mexico Consortium particpated in Los Alamos National Laboratory's 2017 Postdoc Research Symposium and Career Fair which took place August 29th through August 31st, 2017.

This annual networking event gives postdocs and students at LANL the opportunity to showcase their research through a poster presentation in an environment that fosters enhanced collaboration and technical discussions.

The NMC had a presence at the Career Fair on August 31st with a booth to showcase who we are, what we do, and what jobs are currently available. The goal of the Career Fair was to provide organizations the opportunity to introduce themselves and recruit from the LANL’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math early career researchers.

LANL currently employs on average 350 postdocs and over 400 students and they were invited to participate in this event. Postdocs from Sandia National Lab were also invited to attend.



New Mexico Tech Career Fair 2017


The New Mexico Conosortium, along with 70 other companies, attended New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology's Fall 2017 Career and Graduate School Fair which was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. 

Shannan Schnedler, NMC's head of Community Outreach and Development, represented the NMC with a booth letting students know who we are and what we do, along with an educational and outreach materials, and information on current job openings.

All New Mexico Tech students were encouraged to attend to explore the wide variety of graduate school, internship, co-op, and full time employment opportunities that were presented. Students who attended were given the opportunity to visit with recruiters from a wide variety of fields to learn about opportunities within their organization.

New Mexico Tech is the region’s premier science and engineering school where hands-on research is readily available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Recruiters who participate in the NM Tech Career Fair routinely comment on the high caliber of Tech students as well as the quality of these events. 

To learn more about this annual event click here

NMC Supports Los Alamos Science Festival

Every year the town of Los Alamos holds it's annual Los Alamos Science Festival. This event was started to celebrate Los Alamos' unique creative heritage, promote STEM to the community and to raise awareness of science careers. 

This event celebrates the science in everyday life and offers many hands-on interactive experiences which are great fun for the whole family. ScienceFest highlights groundbreaking science that still happens every day in Los Alamos. Many community events are scheduled each year such as tours, booths, music concerts, film, activies, dances, workshops, and art. 

Each year, the New Mexico Consortium is proud to help provide support for the Los Alamos Science Festival in various ways. Stay tuned for more on next year's ScienceFest!

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