Our K-12 education programs' goal is to encourage students in Northern New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers.
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- Community Programs Office
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Programs & competitions
- Discover E (pdf)
- Frontiers in Science Lecture Series (all)
- Future City (pdf) (grades 6-8) See STEM news, below
- LANL STEM Challenge (pdf) (grades 6-12)
- New Mexico Hydrogen Fuels Challenge (pdf) (grades 6-8)
- Northern New Mexico Expanding Your Horizons (pdf) (grades 5-8)
- RoboRave International (grades 6-12)
- Science Bowl (pdf) (grades 6-12)
- Supercomputing Challenge for Students (pdf) (grades 6-12)
STEM education news
Northern NM students shine at Future City competition
Northern New Mexico student teams took seven awards at the Future City regional competition in Albuquerque on January 24, 2015. In the event, student teams work with teachers and mentors using SimCity™ software to research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges.
Twenty-three teams competed; a team from Littleton, Colo. won the competition and advances to the national competition next month in Washington, D.C. Northern New Mexico area teams, their award and project name include
- James H. Rodriguez Elementary, Española, Communication Design for Shadow City and Unique Architectural Model for City of Crystal Water
- McCurdy Charter School, Española, Irrigation Infrastructure for Chilitopia
- Taos Middle School, Taos, Social Interaction Design for Chronic Crystal and Globalization for Epic Empire
- Turquoise Trail Charter School, Santa Fe, Creative Use of Recycle Materials for Panopolis, and Safety Design for Naviopolis.
The Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security LLC, and NNSA were among several sponsors of Future City and several Laboratory staff members were judges and mentors.