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Presidential Science Advisor Visits Museum

June 29, 2012

Dr. John Holdren, US presidential science advisor, paid a visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History recently. Dr. Holdren is the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. While at the Museum, Holdren spoke to a number of special guests at a breakfast hosted by the Technology Ventures Corp.
Holdren also counseled kids in the Museum’s “Science is Everywhere” Summer Camp program to continue learning math and science in order to consider career opportunities in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields.
Dr. Holdren's two-day visit to New Mexico included meetings at Sandia National Laboratories, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Lab at Kirtland Air Force Base. His remarks included his vision for public-private partnerships and technology transfer.

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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