Join Us at the 13th Annual Los Alamos ScienceFest. The Los Alamos ScienceFest 2020 will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s 13th ScienceFest has the theme “20/20: Eyes on the Future” and has an entirely virtual line-up of activities celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) topics for all ages! ScienceFest will be held July 7-12 this year, so make sure to register today! Registration is free. To do so go to https://www.
This year’s topics will range from the future of agriculture and food production, to cybersecurity, energy, and even new camera and drone technologies enabling scientists to study wildlife like never before. This year also marks several notable milestones for Los Alamos and the nation, which includes the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote. Special guests include Los Alamos National Laboratory Historian Alan Carr and Lab Director Thom Mason, who will respectively speak to the Manhattan Project era and Trinity Test, as well as explore the Lab’s innovations and projects over the years — including the ability of tech transfer to bring discoveries into the wider world, and emerging areas for the Laboratory and its mission.
The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) will have a virtual booth at the ScienceFest which has a focus on learning about the aurora or northern lights! Visitors to our booth can learn about the joint NMC and NASA project “Aurorasaurus” and can watch a video of Dr. Liz MacDonald speaking about a completely new kind of northern light phenomenon called STEVE. The NMC booth also offers fun activities for all ages such as learning about what the colors of the aurora mean, making a bracelet, listening to NPR’s WOW in the World podcast and other activities!
This year’s virtual ScienceFest requires you to download the Whova app on your computer or mobile device. This free app is easy to use and you can download it at https://whova.com/portal/losal_202007/
We at the NMC hope to see you all there at our booth next week! Come connect with scientists and engineers and experience how science affects our everyday lives. Attend virtual live streamed sessions on different topics. To plan out watching the live streamed events you want to attend, see the event schedule at https://www.losalamossciencefest.com/events