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Everyone Does IT

Los Alamos National Laboratory is joining forces with the Northern New Mexico community to present events and resources that draw all people to information technology opportunities


  • Campaign Organizer
  • Kimberly Gotches
  • (505) 667-7291
  • Email

Students: All students are capable of developing IT skills. The Laboratory may hire you one day!

Educators: The welcoming environment for all students to pursue IT starts with you. You can make computer science a staple in your schools and support your students to pursue high-demand IT careers.

Parents and mentors: You are creating the IT workforce of the future.

Laboratory hiring managers: By supporting these initiatives, you help increase your pool of applicants and bring diversity to your IT teams.

Everyone does IT; you can, too.

Connect with Lab-sponsored and Northern New Mexico community-sponsored organizations that expose students, educators, parents, mentors, and other community influencers to the  fields of information technology and information management.

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A-Z Resource List

Atomic Women
The Atomic Women provide networking opportunities, support, and education for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM fields) at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in the surrounding community. Past meetings have included: panels, informal discussions with summer students, guest speakers on such topics as mentoring, career development, stress management and resiliency, HR issues, gender bias in science and engineering, communication in the workplace, management and leadership skills, diversity issues, networking, professional coaching, work-life balance (“work-life fit”), and even speed networking events. There are no officers, no dues, no budget, no paperwork. For more information, please contact Olga Martin: olga@lanl.gov, (505) 667-5380 or Laura McClellan: lstoltz@lanl.gov, (505) 667-4196.

CoderDojo for Teens
CoderDojo is a global network of volunteer-led computer programming clubs, and there is a chapter at Los Alamos Makers—your community makerspace! For more information about Los Alamos Makers, visit www.losalamosmakers.org and CoderDojo visit here.

Expanding Your Horizons
A Lab-sponsored event for fifth- through eighth-grade girls in Northern New Mexico, Expanding Your Horizons aims to cultivate an interest in professions such as science and math. Participants build connections with role models as they attend workshops and presentations with women working in traditionally male occupations. This event is run entirely by volunteers, and any help is welcome. There are many volunteer opportunities, including, but not limited to, chaperoning a small group of girls throughout the day, setting up or cleaning, and much more.  If you want to volunteer (or simply want more information), visit the EYH website.

FIRST Team 4153—Project Y
For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition is known as the ultimate sport for the mind. High school students form a team that builds and programs robots to play a difficult game against other competitors.  FIRST Team 4153, also known as “Project Y,” is the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics Team. For more information, visit www.team4153.org

Hacking Queen of the Hill
Queen of the Hill is a free, all-girls computer security event that teaches young women the basic principles behind breaking computer security, in order to better know how to defend cyberspace. Middle and high school students are invited to become computer crime detectives in a safe and legal environment while learning and practicing computer defense techniques. Interested in mentoring young people in forensic incident responses? Contact Dirtbags, a group of computer security professionals who provide software and run trainings and contests. For more information, visit www.qoth.net.

Hour of Code
Every December during Computer Science Education week, Laboratory employees fan out to nearly two dozen area elementary, middle, and high schools to facilitate students' participation in the Hour of Code. Students are led through online computer science lessons intended to give them the basics of computer science and to inspire them to pursue computer science careers. The Lab's Hour of Code initiative is a collaboration between High Performance Computing (HPC) Division and the Community Partnerships Office. Questions? Contact the Community Partnerships Office at (505) 665-4400.

Supercomputing Challenge
The Supercomputing Challenge is an exciting program that offers a truly unique experience to students in New Mexico. The opportunity to work on the most powerful computers in the world is currently available to only a very few students in the entire United States, but in New Mexico, it is just one of the benefits of living in the “Land of Enchantment.” For more information, visit www.supercomputingchallenge.org.

Scientist Ambassadors
Meet Scientist Ambassadors from Los Alamos National Laboratory. You’ll find yourself fired up about STEM. Interested in learning about the Internet of things, software, or coding? Email bsm-saa@lanl.gov and ask to be connected to Teri Roberts or Sandy Frost. 

Women in Computing
This Lab-sponsored team focuses on supporting existing women in the computing field and building a community of women that support each other. In this supportive group, women can share their experiences and bounce ideas off each other. For more information, visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory Women’s Employee Resource Group website.

This resource list is a work in progress; so, if you know of a Northern New Mexico resource that is not included, please let us know and we will add it.

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