1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
FREE event for teens at Explora!
The Smart Microgrid
with Rudy Montoya, UNM Research Assistant
Not too long ago, power failures were catastrophic events that would disrupt thousands of families, businesses, and city/state infrastructure. Rudy is a mechanical engineer working to change the structure of today’s electrical grid system to intelligently manage power changes, incorporate sustainable energy, and to increase the efficiency of the current grid. In this Café, you can interact with a 3D model of the SMART Microgrid, play with electromagnets, and create electrical circuits.
Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) are informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers, and other professionals. They offer hands-on demos or activities and local career connection opportunities, to help spark interest in STEM career options. Free admission; snacks. No advance registration required. These events are usually on the first Friday of the month during school semester.
Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés, (aka. Café Scientifique), is provided by New Mexico EPSCoR.