Science Café: Boston Bombers

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Boston Bombers
Saturday, June 25
10:00am-12:00pm
New Mexico Tech
Workman Building Room 101
Socorro, NM

April 15, 2013, thousands lined the streets of Boston for the city’s most celebrated sporting event, the Boston Marathon. At 2:50 pm, two bomb blasts turned the finish line from a scene of triumph to tragedy. Less than five days later, the key suspects were identified. How did investigators transform the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues combining old-fashioned detective work and modern technology?

Come to the June New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA Manhunt—Boston Bombers and then join a discussion with Dr. Van Romero, Vice President of Research and Economic Development at New Mexico Tech. Dr. Romero featured in NOVA Manhunt—Boston Bombers will discuss New Mexico Tech’s recreation of the blast event and the ensuing investigation.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP here or to Rose Poston at 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org.  Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be more curious…be more amazed…come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from
Sandia National Lab & Lockheed Martin.

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Bataan: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration

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On December 15, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and the subsequent death march, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed S .2004, legislation to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II. The next day, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) proposed its counterpart in the House of Representatives H.R. 3712. New Mexico PBS has produced a program with some of the NM survivors of the surrenders of Bataan and Corregidor.