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  • What is HMTech?

    HMTech is an educational supplement that inspires young minds through engineering and scientific experiences. The program targets African American middle and high school students.
  • What is the history of HMTech?

    In 1986, a group of African American employees started an after school program to inspire African American students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Ten years later the program became a summer program sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories. HMTech has been inspiring young minds for twenty five years!
  • Who sponsors the HMTech program?

    The HMTech program is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories Community Involvement and Black Leadership and Outreach Committee.
  • Who may Participate?

    Students who will be entering grades 6 through 12 are eligible to participate in the HMTech program.
  • My student is not African American, can my student still enroll into the program?

    Absolutely! The HMTech program welcomes all students to come and participate in the program.
  • When and Where?

    Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Program will be held at Albuquerque High School.

  • Is there a cost to the Program?

    There is no cost to attend the program.
  • How many classes can I sign up for?

    This year HMTech will have 3 class periods. You have the option to select 3 different classes in your grade level.
  • Do I have to take all the classes?

    Yes, you have to choose 3 classes to participate in the program.
  • What if I cannot make all the classes?

    Attending all 4 Saturdays is strongly encouraged, however, you can still enroll if you know you are going to miss one Saturday.
  • How do I sign up?

    Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Go to the Registration page to find out how to register. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday June 1 in the Commons Area of Albuquerque High School. Please remember to bring the HMTech forms.
  • What materials will my student need to participate in the science program?

    All we require is your student and his/her desire to learn about science and engineering. We provide your student with all necessary classroom materials (paper, pens, simple calculator, etc.) needed to be successful in the program.
  • Who are the program's instructors?

    Various Sandia National Laboratories employees and community members volunteer to develop and teach hands-on classes for the HMTech program.
  • Is there a classroom limit?

    Yes. As a general rule, we limit enrollments to a maximum of 25 students per class.
  • Should I bring a lunch for my student?

    No, students will receive snack and lunch each Saturday.
  • Can I volunteer for classes?

    Yes, send email to blc-hmtech@sandia.gov
  • Will there be a closing event?

    Yes, every year we invite parents and friends to come to a closing event to see what the students have been working on this summer. The closing event will be a class showcase on June 22 at 12:00 p.m. in the Albuquerque High School Auditorium.