Wanted: Los Alamos’ Top Engineers

Los Alamos MainStreet News

Los Alamos Next Big Idea Festival attracted the attention of James Karhu, casting producer with the new Discovery Channel competition show Top Engineer.

Karhu contacted Suzette Fox at Los Alamos MainStreet, organizer of Next Big Idea to get help identifying interested inventors, machinists and engineers to appear on the show.

“The Discovery Channel is looking for America’s most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors and engineers to design, build, and blast their way to a Grand Prize,” Karhu said. “A handful of lucky men and women will be chosen to take on exciting challenges from various engineering fields. An engineering degree is not required, but we are looking for people who can design, build, test and integrate an idea into a final product that works. We are looking for visual effects experts, accomplished home shop machinists, contractors and engineers with backgrounds in electrical, civil, structural or mechanical engineering. If you have an outgoing personality and are ready to get your hands dirty for the chance to win a grand prize and the title of top engineer, then we want to hear from you.”

Send applications to topengineercasting@gmail.com with your name, age, location, phone number, a recent photo, and a brief explanation of why you would be a great participant. The deadline to submit is March 7, 2012 by Karhu encourages submitting sooner as the show is already beginning to screen applicants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or residents at least 21 years of age. For more information about the show, visit www.pilgrimstudios.com/casting/topengineer

Next Big Idea is Los Alamos’ annual festival of science, invention, innovation, and discovery. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 14-15. The organizing committee is actively looking to connect with potential exhibitors and with people who are interested in helping to organize the activities and events. Call Suzette Fox at 661-4844 or visit www.nextbigideaLA.com

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