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From a summer reading program to Science on Tap, there’s plenty to do in June.
June 2, 2016
The 2016 Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program will kick off June 1 and run through August 1.

The 2016 Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program will kick off June 1 and run through August 1.


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June 1–30: Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program

Elementary students in grades K–6 from Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe counties (including tribal schools) are invited to participate in this pilot program. Read more about the rules—and the prizes!—here.

June 2­–3: Teen Biz Challenge

Middle and high schoolers can expand their entrepreneurial talents by building a “business in a bag.” Business launch and pitch mentors will be available, as will cash prizes.


The 2015 Española Teen Biz Challenge winners. The 2016 event takes place on June 2–3.

June 3–4: STEM Symposium

Build STEM and literacy connections in New Mexico classrooms at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel at the third annual STEM Symposium. This year’s theme is STEM + Literacy = Student Success.

June 11: Los Alamos Chamberfest

Local businesses and nonprofits showcase their products and services to the public from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Entertainment includes live music and a car show.

June 11: Scientist in the Spotlight

Learn about aquatic biology and supercomputing from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum with scientists Jane Clements and Teri Roberts.

June 15: Back to School Drive

Donate a backpack filled with school supplies.

June 15: Deadline for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship

The Northern New Mexico Tribal communities would like to encourage Native students to pursue business-related degrees and use their education skills to be a part of their tribes’ long-range goals for enhancing economic development and business opportunities. Learn more here.

June 16: Science on Tap—Isotopes

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite eat, and listen as Eva Birnbaum, a program manager for the Lab's Isotope Production program, discusses the isotopes produced at Los Alamos and how they are used for cancer treatment. The talk takes place at UnQuarked in Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

Through June 17: Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund drive

Help area students afford higher education by contributing to the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. The 2015 campaign funded 95 scholarships totaling $566,750.


Donate today to the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund and make a difference in the lives of local youth.

June 20–24: MSA Summer Mathematics Institute

June 28: Science and History Program

Part of the History Adventures program, this Tuesday program will feature a presentation by the Bradbury Science Museum. History Adventures is the Los Alamos Historical Society's free summer children's program that takes place on the lawn of Fuller Lodge on Tuesday mornings in June and July from 10–11 a.m. No registration is required.

July 14­–17: Los Alamos Science Fest

Save the date for a spy-themed weekend that includes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, historical tours, and a drone competition.

Lab Volunteers

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through the Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, complete a brief online request form.

Los Alamos experts and volunteers can also e requested through the Laboratory’s Volunteer Program, which partners with the national Volunteer Match initiative.

Speaker’s Bureau

The Laboratory has speakers with experience in a wide variety of subjects who can tailor their content for a range of audiences. Call 505-667-7000, and we'll try to find the right person for your audience. 

Calendar Submissions

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), help support the above events, programs and campaigns. To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the item is connected to the Laboratory or LANS.

Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy and expanding community giving in northern New Mexico.”