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We are proud to anounce the 2014 High School Teachers Workshop



July 14-18, 2014.

UNM-Los Alamos is proud to offer the second SORONA Teacher Workshops in Applied Technologies developed for high school teachers. SORONA, standing for Solar, Robotics, and Nanotechnology, is a week-long immersion in hands-on learning about careers in these three rapidly growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) disciplines.

SORONA participant teachers will be encouraged to present what they have gained in these workshops at their local high schools during faculty meetings. They will be given the tools to form a cadre of teachers to participate in an applied science integrated thematic instruction component as part of their year-long curriculum.

Participants in the SORONA workshops will receive a $500 stipend, reimbursement for lodging, and valuable instructional materials. Participation is limited, so REGISTER NOW You’ll be glad you did!


Fanuc Robot

FANUC robot acquired for UNM Los Alamos Robotic Engineering Program UNMLA acquired a FANUC robot that will be used in the technical curriculum for training and to prepare students to obtain industry certifications in robotics.

Learn more about FANUC Robotics


ACCELERATE PROGRAM and future careers
Accelerate, Technical Training and Job Placement Program that plays an important role in enhancing employment opportunities in business and technical fields for UNM LA Applied Technologies students.

Learn more about Accelerate Program


Our UNMLA hosted FIRST FRC Robotics team 4153 -"Project-Y"
Our UNMLA hosted FIRST FRC Robotics team 4153 -"Project-Y" did a truly great job in the Salt Lake City Regionals. This team, although technically a high school student team, was headquartered at UNMLA, completely relied on UNMLA's facilities, and basically identified itself with UNMLA.


Out of 43 teams, we ended up going into the finals competitions as 14th seed, though, through all the preliminary matches...something like 8 per team...at times we were up to 4th seed and usually around 6th - 8th. So, we went into the quarter-finals chosen by the 3rd seed team to be in their alliance of 3 robots. We made it through the quarter finals and on to the semi finals, where we weren't eliminated until the final round..leaving only 2 team alliances ahead of us to continue to the finals. That was a great showing by our team and an unbelievable showing for a rookie team. People were so impressed with our robot and our general functioning as a team...and the judges were also so impressed, that we were awarded the "Rookie Inspirational Team" trophy.


It was a very long bus ride up to Salt Lake City, leaving in the wee hours of the morning, and returning before dawn on Sunday, after having travelled all night. All the members of our team, as well as the coaches, the mentors, UNMLA, our sponsors, and our truly great parent support team contributed to this amazing first rookie season of our team.


Donald Davis

Assistant Professor of Applied Sciences

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos

FRC Learn more about FRC



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Irina Alvestad at (505) 661-4696 or irina@unm.edu

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