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‘Next Big Idea' Fest Aims to Spark Interest Among NM Youth in Science, Technology as Future Career Path
Date:7/1/2010

Festival Held in Los Alamos, July 17th

Los Alamos, NM (Vocus) July 1, 2010 -- Los Alamos, New Mexico, has the highest number of people with PhD’s per capita in the country, many who are inventors and scientists, which is why it’s only logical to host the 3rd annual "Next Big Idea” festival - a festival of discovery, invention, and innovation - Saturday, July 17, with STEM Student Day on Friday, July 16.

But visitors to the “Next Big Idea” don’t need a PhD to appreciate Alamos’ unique creative history, especially since the event has the potential to inspire many young New Mexicans to consider a future career in science, technology, engineering, math, and innovation.

“The Next Big Idea is not only a great venue for adults interested in new and innovative ideas, but is a great way for young people to get a sense of what scientists and inventors do in a fun, relevant and hands-on way,” said Los Alamos MainStreet Manager and organizer, Suzette Fox. “Besides scientists and inventors, there will be a Kids Discovery Zone with hands-on science activities; a telekinetic Mind Flex game competition; Giant Volleyball games; the band, ‘Last Call,’ will be performing and a variety of tasty food will be served from 11 a.m to 3 p.m at Ashley Pond on Saturday.”

Study after study has shown that students in the United States lag behind their peers in many other countries when it comes to test scores in science and math. This academic disadvantage means that
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