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Local Students Engage and Interact with Science Professionals

February 05, 2015

New Mexico students will interact with engineers, physicists and technicians from organizations such as Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority in a week-long, educational celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Discover STEM Week will take place 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, February 2-6, 2015, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

In response to the nation’s need for engineers, technicians, and other scientifically oriented professionals, the Museum will host its third annual educational effort designed to spark interest in students regarding the fields of science and engineering. Discover STEM Week will bring local students on field trips to the Museum to experience different engineering and science themes each day of the school week.

Discover STEM Week will introduce students to engineers and others working in technical fields across the city, who will be on-hand to conduct activities. Students will be able to test their flying skills on flight simulators, experience the beauty of dancing electricity with Tesla Coils, become an engineer by creating a prosthetic finger and much more. The week is organized around aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and green energy initiatives, mechanical engineering, and environmental and civil engineering.

Over twenty local elementary and middle schools, and numerous homeschool groups, will be attending throughout the weeklong event. Through generous support from sponsors, all schools will receive free busing and admission to experience Discover STEM Week at the Museum.

Sponsors for the week’s events include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Federal Credit Union, NISE Network and US Bank.

In addition to the weeklong school activities, the Museum will host Discover STEM Day on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families and Scouts are invited to experience STEM through kid-friendly experiments with local engineers and scientists. There will be activities such as rockets, flight simulators, demonstrations using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, programming bananas to play music and more.

Participation in Discover STEM Day will be rewarded with a custom patch. Participation in Saturday’s event is free with Museum admission.

Presidents Day Camp - February 19

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Eureka: Simple Machines & Physics Edition" on February 19 for Presidents Day. In this one-day break from school, students 6-12 years old will build super structures using their own creativity, basic design principles and simple machines. They will also learn about the properties of building shapes and materials through hands-on experimentation.

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Discover STEM Day - Saturday, February 10

On Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All activities are kid-friendly, completely interactive and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering.

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Einstein Gala - Saturday, March 31

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features a cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction filled with the most unique items in Albuquerque, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off!

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