NMC Offers Tours for LA Science Fest

This year, the Los Alamos Science Festival will be held Friday September 5th through Saturday September 13th, 2014. This event was started to celebrate Los Alamos' unique creative heritage, promote STEM to the community, and to raise awareness of science careers.

This year the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) will hold two public tours as a part of the Los Alamos Science Festival. The "Biofuel from Algae Tour" will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00am - 12:00pm. This will be a tour of the NMC's Plant Biology Laboratory and Greenhouse. Tour participants will see where researchers are delving into the potentials of algae to address: 1) sustainable energy production of biofuels, 2) food security, and 3) climate induced ecological change. The tour is limited to 12 individuals.

The second NMC tour will be of the PRObE Computer Facility on Wednesday, September 10th, from 10:00am - 11:00am. PRObE is a one-of-a-kind (possibly world-wide) computer facility at the Los Alamos Research Park dedicated to large-scale systems research.  Using the Emulabsystem, this unique resource supports research in many systems related fields such as storage, networking, resiliency, big data, and other data intensive applications. The tour is limited to 12 individuals.

Los Alamos ScienceFest is going to be an exciting week of interactive activities, creative competitions, dynamic speakers, community tours, exhibits and educational-flavored social gatherings to engage individuals, families and youth in science. Sign up for a tour of the NMC Biological Laboratory and Greenhouse for the "Biofuel from Algae Tour" or for a tour of the PRObE Computing Facility here.

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