UNM Los Alamos

Tech Frontiers

Tech Frontiers

In partnership with:LANL logo

The Tech Frontiers program is open to current high school students in grades 10–12. This partnership between LANL and UNM-LA will provide you with the opportunity to explore the exciting careers available in Environmental Science and the science and engineering involved in meeting our National Security challenges.  Through tours, hands on activities and guest speakers you will see how projects, fundamental science, and engineering feats designed to meet a specific challenge evolve to positively impact our lives every day. Each session is an exciting week of activities held in the morning. For each session completed, you will earn one college credit from UNM-LA! You are invited to explore the information about each session and submit an application for those that interest you. We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer!


  • Environmental Science:
    The Science Behind 
The Headlines

    During this fun filled week you will hear from experts at LANL who shape policy, ensure our water and soil are safe through sampling, model climate change, and create new methods in remediation when things go wrong. You won’t just listen to these experts explain why they have dedicated their careers to these fields, you will experience them through hands-on experiments both in the lab and outdoors. In addition, you will visit state of the art facilities at LANL and other local laboratories that will give you further insight into these exciting fields!

    June 23–27
    9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Amazing Projects:
    National Security Challenges and Beyond

    Have you ever wondered how projects like the Mars Rover or Military Drones happen? This amazing week will help provide answers and give you insight into the fascinating careers who con-tribute to these projects! Experts from LANL who have worked on some of these exciting projects will come and share their experiences while you work with your classmates on a project that highlights the process of bringing a product to completion. Join us in a week of hands on learn-ing, tours of at LANL, and insight into how scientists and engineers collaborate in order to bring their customers the next innovations that shape our world.

    July 14 - 18
    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Program Cost

The total cost for this program will be based on current UNM-LA tuition fees. This is a one credit course. Information on costs can be found here. Note that there is a difference in cost based on residency. Tuition and fees will only be due if you are accepted. Further information on the UNM-LA enrollment process will be distributed when we send out acceptance information. Financial aid may be available.


Tech Frontiers Application

The application deadline has been extended to June 13th, 2014.

Further Information

Download the 2014 Tech Frontiers flyer here. For further information about these programs, email Dawn Venhaus at dvenhaus@unm.edu.

We hope that you join us this summer for an educational and fun filled week of emerging science and technology!