LA_ScienceFest2014Several of us with the NM Technology Council have been hard at work supporting this year’s Tech Fiesta ABQ (running September 14th – 23rd – it’s going to be great!), but that’s also something we like to call the “Season of Innovation” with events going on throughout New Mexico.

And one prime location is Los Alamos. It’s simply a great week to visit, and here are a few reasons why:

The main reason is the new Los Alamos Science Festival – formerly The Next Big Idea fest. It’s a fantastic time of year to learn more about the many people and organizations doing ground-breaking work in tech, the sciences and innovation in general. Great also for budding entrepreneurs and for companies interested in hiring and working with high end talent. Please consider attending! 

Learn more about the Los Alamos Science Fest here: 

Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge
This event will bring together winners of teen entrepreneurial events in Taos, Espanola, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. These teams will present their winning pitches to a panel of judges from the startup and investment community who will select the grand champion to be the coveted top Teen Entrepreneurial idea in Northern New Mexico!
WHEN:                September 8 @ 5:00 pm
WHERE:             UNM-LA Lecture Hall Room 230, 4000 University Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544
‘Atomic Ant Sand’ with Robb Hermes
Ever wonder how a scientific discovery is made? Learn from Robb Hermes, one of two curious scientists who, through their interest in the sand from ant hills, rediscovered the droplet forms of Trinitite and came to a theory on how the Trinitite formed. Trinitite is the glassy mineral that was made by the first atomic test.
WHEN:                 September 8 @ 6:00 pm 
WHERE:              Los Alamos National Bank, 1200 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544 

Conversation with Scientists
LANL scientists will engage in an informal chat with attendees, sharing their research expertise in a selected group of technologies. This is an excellent opportunity to chat with world class scientists on the cutting edge of their research field. Registration is required.
WHEN:               September 9, 2014,  9:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE:             Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM
SIGNUP/INFO:   To attend please register at:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdocorate Career Fair
The Postdoc Program Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will host its Annual Postdoctoral Career Fair from September 9th thru 11th in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Come meet some of the top talent nationally – and help keep them in New Mexico!
WHEN:               September 9-10th, 2014
WHERE:            Crossroads Bible Church, 97 E Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
SIGNUP/INFO:   Phone 505-665-1305 /fax 505-665-3125 

Learn more about the Los Alamos Science Fest here: