Local Einstein Impersonator Makes Rounds of TV Stations Promoting ‘Next Big Idea’ Festival

Katy Korkos, manager of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce was interviewed Friday at television stations in Albuquerque about this weekend’s ‘Next Big Idea’ festival in downtown Los Alamos. Donning her Albert Einstein persona, Korkos is seen here promoting the festival on New Mexico Style.’ Her interview aired live Friday morning on KASA Fox Channel 2Courtesy photo

Chamber Manager Katy Korkos AKA Albert Einstein on the set of Good Day New Mexico’ during Friday morning’s taping. Host Casey Messer chatted with ‘Einstein’ about this weekend’s ‘Next Big Idea‘ festival. The interview is set to air twice this week, at 9 a.m. Wednesday and again at 9 a.m. Friday on KOB Channel 4. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Manager Katy Korkos has been busy promoting the 2013 Next Big Idea festival, which gets underway this weekend in downtown Los Alamos.

Korkos was interviewed in her popular Albert Einstein persona on the sets of “Good Day New Mexico” and “New Mexico Style.” Her interview on “New Mexico Style” aired live Friday morning and her interview on “Good Day New Mexico” was taped and airs twice this week, at 9 a.m. Wednesday and again at 9 a.m. Friday on Kob Channel 4.

The festival kicks off 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the Bradbury Science Museum with STEM Student Day designed to stimulate interest and inspire young people about possible futures in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Immediately after the STEM Student Day event, a concert featuring local youth bands and talent takes place at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

The Next Big Idea Festival Day gets into full swing Saturday, Sept. 14. It is a family-friendly event, highlighting Los Alamos’ unique, creative and scientific heritage. The annual event is designed to inspire, illuminate and educate through science, technology, arts, food and music. And, it’s free.

Festival Day at a glance: 

  • Hands on science exhibits;
  • Robotic frisbee competition;
  • Kid’s & pet activity areas;
  • Second Annual Trashion Show;
  • Beaver Toyota Auto Showcase;
  • Electric cars;
  • Scavenger hunt with a chance to win a Kindle Fire; and
  • Smart House guided tours every hour.

The festival features an interactive line-up of exhibitors including: Los Alamos National Laboratory, First Robotics, SMART House Tours, Chalk Walk, Dogs 2.0, Rocket Launch, Beaver Toyota’s Hybrid Cars and iPad Mini giveaway and $500 gas card, Sandia National Lab, the New Mexico Consortium and many others. 

The Next Big Idea Festival promises a great time. Along with all the robots, trashion show and interactive activities, there will be a water rocket launch, solar telescopes and Kraz-E-Science demonstrations.

This year’s major automotive sponsor, Beaver Toyota, will be onsite to show off the latest innovations in hybrid vehicles. The Electric Car association will have electric cars on display. There also will be a mobile art gallery, food, a Community Winds performance, beer and two great bands.


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