LANL News:
More than 150 Northern New Mexico girls will get hands-on experience learning about science and math at the 35th annual “Expanding Your Horizons” ( conference.

The event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 6 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. 

Los Alamos National Laboratory partners with New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering, Los Alamos Women in Science, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, and the LANL Foundation on EYH to increase awareness of, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and careers.

“Science outreach has always been important to me,” said Jan Frigo of the Laboratory’s Space Data Systems Group, chair of this year’s EYH. “Expanding Your Horizons participants participate in hands-on workshops, browse a career fair and interact with many female role models in STEM careers.”

Cool science

Among the 15 workshops scheduled this year:

  • Follow the bouncing red ball…into the Future

  • Sustainability: What’s in shampoo and how do we make it sustainable?

  • This isn’t Rocket Science…Wait, it is!

  • Aviation/Aerospace

  • Nuclear Physics in the Atomic City

  • Light ‘Em Up!

  • Minerals in Makeup

  • Pulling out DNA from your own cheek cells!

  • Fueling Active Bodies: Nutrition for athletic performance

  • Ice, Ocean, and Density

  • Video Games for Scientific Problem Solving

  • Math, Science, and Technology in the Fire Science

  • Ooey, Gooey Polymers

  • Tails of a Veterinarian.

Early registration for the conference has ended, but a waiting list has been created to accommodate additional students as space is available.

Questions? Contact Susan Coulter at 505.667.8425 or write to