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Sandia visits Cochiti Pueblo for STEM day

Albuquerque, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories aims to inspire young minds at the Cochiti Pueblo by hosting a day filled with learning and exploration of science, technology, engineering and math.

A student builds a spaghetti and marshmallow tower during a 2023 Sandia National Laboratories school STEM event. (Photo by Craig Fritz) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

The event is part of the Labs’ ongoing efforts to inspire Native American youth to pursue further education and careers in STEM fields, potentially leading to future opportunities at Sandia.

The day will feature a range of activities for elementary and middle school-aged students, including:

  • Ozobots
  • Robotic Dog Gizmo
  • Snap Circuits
  • Bernoulli’s equation
  • Engineering with marshmallows and spaghetti
  • Lava lamps
  • Water quality biomonitoring
  • Infrared imaging
  • Studying wildfires
  • Solar system investigation

In addition, Colorado State University will bring its Little Shop of Physics trailer, while Los Alamos National Laboratory will bring its Challenge Tomorrow trailer, offering an interactive lab-inspired experience. Inside, students can engage in hands-on STEM activities and learn about various careers from Volunteer Challenge Ambassadors who will share insights into their work at the lab.

Media are invited to attend.

What: Cochiti Pueblo STEM Day
When: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 17
Where: Cochiti Elementary & Middle School, 800 Quail Hill Trail, Peña Blanca, N.M., 87041
RSVP: Kim Quitana,, 505-537-3294

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia Labs has major research and development responsibilities in nuclear deterrence, global security, defense, energy technologies and economic competitiveness, with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California.

Sandia news media contact: Kim Quintana,, 505-537-3294