Los Alamos MainStreet Thanks Community And Visitors For Successful ScienceFest 2019


Costumes added to the atmosphere of ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo


You never know what you’ll see walking around during ScienceFest. Courtesy photo


Dancers on stage at Ashley Pond Pavilion during ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo


The 12th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest attracted attendees from near and far throughout the 6-day festival that took place July 9-14.

Attendees came to share their love of science in the town, “Where Discoveries Are Made.” More than 70 exhibitors and vendors provided unique and interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) related activities during the July 13 Discovery Day at Ashley Pond Park and Fuller Lodge Lawn.

Survey and map pinning results show that Discovery Day, in particular, had visitors from Los Alamos County, 18 surrounding communities, 29 states beyond New Mexico and seven countries.

The Drone Zone competition was back in 2019, with four winners receiving up to $150 in Chamber Checks, redeemable at dozens of local businesses.

First Place Beginner Course: Toby King, DJI Mavic drone, 15.6 seconds.
Second Place Beginner Course:  Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 15.9 seconds
First Place Advanced:  Adam Collins, Parrot ANAFI drone, 30.5 seconds
Second Place Advanced:  Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 41.2 seconds

The Scientist Look Alike Contest winner on Saturday was Sylvie S.

In addition to the two contests, ScienceFest Discovery Day attendees also a chance to win one of more than 20 raffle prizes, including an iPad, telescope and many gifts generously donated by the local chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Raffle prize winners have been notified and can pick up their prizes at the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation suite at 190 Central Park Square.

Thank you to the many local businesses that offered science-themed gifts, food and libations throughout ScienceFest this year.

Festival organizers also wish to thank sponsors and partners – including the Los Alamos Hill Stompers who provided music during the Kickoff Party and during Discovery Day – exhibitors, vendors and volunteers in the community for helping make the festival a success.

Sponsors who made the event possible include Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Longenecker & Associates, HB Construction, First National 1870, Triad National Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Del Norte Credit Union, N3B Los Alamos, The Education Plan, Los Alamos Medical Center, 89.1FM KANW, The Jemez Agency Insurance, and Century Bank.

The following partners were instrumental in developing programming and other elements of ScienceFest: American Chemical Society, Anthonyography, Atomic City Transit, Atomic City Tours, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Biocultura Santa Fe, Bradbury Science Museum, DanceWorx, Explora, Feynman Center at LANL, The Fractal Foundation, Thad Hahn, Edwin Hyde, LARSO, Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos Nature Center (PEEC), Manhattan Project National Historical Park, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Tibbar Plasma Technologies, UbiQD, Ken Uher, UNM-LA, and The Family YMCA.

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Los Alamos ScienceFest, July 14-19, with Discovery Day planned for Saturday, July 18, 2019. Details will be posted at http://www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com, http://www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com or follow us on the Los Alamos MainStreet , Creative District and Los Alamos ScienceFest Facebook pages.

ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet event created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Creative District.

Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC). The LACDC is a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.