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20/20: Eyes On the Future
Each year, thousands typically participate in Los Alamos ScienceFest week and Discovery Day. Under current restrictions due to COVID-19, however, the iconic event has been forced to adapt. Returning this July 7-12 for its 13th year, Los Alamos ScienceFest will feature an entirely virtual line-up of activities for all ages, celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) topics under the theme, “20/20: Eyes On the Future.”
This year’s topics* will range from the future of agriculture and food production, to cybersecurity, energy, and even new camera and drone technologies enabling scientists to study wildlife like never before. This year also marks several notable milestones for Los Alamos and the nation, which includes the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote. Special guests include Los Alamos National Laboratory Historian Alan Carr and Lab Director Thom Mason, who will respectively speak to the Manhattan Project era and Trinity Test, as well as explore the Lab’s innovations and projects over the years — including the ability of tech transfer to bring discoveries into the wider world, and emerging areas for the Laboratory and its mission.
Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the history and science of Los Alamos through fun and engaging activities and events for people of all ages. This signature event of Los Alamos is well attended and draws visitors from across the state of
New Mexico and beyond. For its 13th year in 2020, Los Alamos ScienceFest will be entirely virtual.
It is our mission to:
Celebrate the scientific heritage and excellence of our community by showcasing cultural activities for people of all ages
Connect with scientists and engineers and experience how science affects our everyday lives
Raise awareness of STEM education (and future science and technology)!
Enable enrichment through science and technology