In 2013, Los Alamos National Laboratory began a competition for students in grades six through 12 in northern New Mexico to help spur their creative thinking. As part of its ongoing STEM education efforts (where STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math), the Lab will hold the event again in 2014.
The Los Alamos Stem Challenge is an opportunity for students to learn about the Laboratory and then use that knowledge to design an app, video, poster or essay to share their concepts of the future.
Students and instructors will have access to step-by-step instructions and guidelines aimed at encouraging them to take part in this challenge.
The top winning teams will receive iPad minis and the schools representing the top of each category will also receive other prizes.
Registration is now open. Submissions must be uploaded by Feb. 7. Winners will be announced March 3,.
For more information on the Los Alamos STEM Challenge, contact Janelle Vigil-Maestas with the Lab’s Community Programs Office at 505.665.4329 or email@example.com.