The eighth annual Los Alamos ScienceFest, the signature event of the Town of Los Alamos, N.M., will be featuring a ‘drone zone’ this year.
New to ScienceFest, held July 15-19, the drone event will take place on July 18 and feature a course where experienced drone pilots can bring their own drones and compete in an agility course; the pilot with the highest score will win a drone. Beginners and children can see demonstrations and test out mini drones and will have the chance to win one.
Formerly known as the The Next Big Idea Festival, Los Alamos ScienceFest began in 2008 to celebrate Los Alamos' unique heritage, promote STEM to the community, and provide an outlet for kids to contemplate future careers. It is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet in partnership with many community organizations, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Creative District and Los Alamos County. ScienceFest attendance has grown to more than 6,000 attendees.
‘Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the town's relationship between science and creativity with engaging exhibits, events and demonstrations,’ comments Suzette Fox, executive director of Los Alamos MainStreet. ‘Our town has earned a reputation as a hot bed of activity in science, biotech, engineering and medicine. Los Alamos ScienceFest provides an opportunity for the community to take pride in that reputation and to inspire the next generation to carry it forward.’