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Vol. 55, Special Issue        February 2003
[Sandia National Laboratories]

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0165    ||   Livermore, California 94550-0969
Tonopah, Nevada; Nevada Test Site; Amarillo, Texas

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Community Outreach

Sandians donated more than 87,000 hours to a diverse range of volunteer efforts in the community during 2002, and collectively contributed through payroll deductions more than $2 million -- again -- in California and New Mexico to local United Way and other charitable agencies.

Community Involvement implemented the very successful Family Science Night program. More than 1,300 students and their families enjoyed an evening of hands-on science activities at 22 local elementary schools. The goals of the program are to stimulate excitement and interest in science among children and their parents and to get parents involved in the educational process. English and Spanish instructions, along with all the materials, are provided. Sandia will host more than 40 Family Science Nights during the 2002-2003 school year. For more information, visit www.sandia.gov/ciim/ ASK/html/elementary/ familynight.htm (12600)

How do science teachers find an expert? How can students learn about an experiment? How can interested volunteers learn about outreach activities? Just ASK! The Adventures in Science & Knowledge website at: http://www.sandia.gov/ASK answers all these question and more. ASK provides a single location for students, teachers, volunteers and others to access information about education outreach activities from a variety of Sandia organizations. "We believe this site will be invaluable to educators and students across New Mexico," says Michael DeWitte, deputy director for the Labs' Corporate Outreach group. (12600)

The National Atomic Museum relocated to Old Town Albuquerque in May 2002. The Summer Science Camp, a partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Cultural Center, and the National Atomic Museum, expanded once again this year to include four locations and more than 400 campers, including many who attended on scholarships. The Up'N'Atom outreach van presented more than 200 programs to schools and organizations in southern New Mexico. The museum hosted several cultural diversity programs, lectures, and special events for the community. (12600)

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