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The Los Alamos Middle School MathCounts team placed first Saturday in the Northern New Mexico Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition at Pojoaque High School.
The team was made up of Do Vo, Christopher Koh, Antonio Dowdy and Duncan Fuehne. Vo placed first as an individual, Koh placed 2nd, Dowdy 3rd and Fuehne placed 4th. The team coaches are Phuong Nguyen and Jane Lataille.
The team will compete March 21 at state.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is designed
The first meeting of the Los Alamos Public Schools 2015 Budget Committee is 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.
Public comment will be accepted at the beginning and the end of the meeting.
- Review of Budget Committee Charter approved by LAPS School Boar;
- Review of LAPS non-negotiable goals; and
- Discussion of how to identify the gaps to reach non-negotiable goals, how to measure those gaps and what is required to close those gaps.
The LAPS School Board and District Office strongly encourage community involvement in this process.
SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico State Senate unanimously confirmed Higher Education Department (HED) Cabinet Secretary Barbara Damron.
Damron received numerous praises from both sides of the aisle throughout the proceedings.
“I am both honored and privileged to be given this tremendous responsibility by Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico State Senate” Damron said. “All education stakeholders must work together to guide students down a successful academic path.”
Damron has more than 30 years of experience as an executive, health care provider, scientist,
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- New Mexico Arts will provide “Oculus Rift Glasses” offering the wearer a cutting edge virtual “Pull of the Moon Experience.”
- The NM State Library will display the new “Brainfuse” online tutorial
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The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) is hosting a colloquium with Matthew Herron at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the Noyce Conference Room in Santa Fe.
Abstract: The transition to multicellular life was one of a few major events in the history of life that created new opportunities for more complex biological systems to evolve. Indeed, multicellularity is a prerequisite for the evolution of large, complex organisms such as plants and animals.
An understanding of the ecological conditions and evolutionary mechanisms that favor this key innovation
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Karen Paramanandam will facilitate a discussion about alternative energy for Los Alamos at Nature on Tap. Courtesy/PEEC
While the current energy mix on our municipal grid is a combination of coal, hydro, utility scale solar and some distributed solar generation, Los Alamos County is poised on the cusp of an energy shift.
Smart grid technology that includes distributed energy storage, and generation and smart energy controls are just over the horizon and within our grasp. What would it take to move us off fossil fuels entirely? To learn the answer to this question and more, join an
Eighth grade science students at Los Alamos Middle School recently traveled, via Skype, to the Tasman Sea off the coast of New Zealand to take part in an oceanographic study.
Along with students from 10 or so other schools around the country, the Los Alamos students and
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The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education released this morning the names of the two finalists for the position of superintendent.
The first finalist is Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School. Dr. Steinhaus served as a teacher and department head in the Alamogordo School District. He then worked for the Public Education Department where he became division director for Accountability and Information Services before serving as assistant superintendent.
Dr. Steinhaus subsequently worked for Los Alamos National
Santa Fe Institute (SFI) hosts a seminar by Mirta Galesic at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday in the Collins Conferance Room.
Abstract: There is a curious divide among researchers studying human sociality. Those studying human cultural evolution tend to extol the extraordinary human ability to cooperate and learn from each other and believe it to be the cornerstone of the spectacular success of our species.
Social psychologists, in contrast, tend to view human social cognition as fraught with biases
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While a variety of local schools participated in Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 9-13, the lions at Mountain Elementary took kindness to a whole new level.
“Random Acts of Kindness is a fun and easy way to show students how their kindness makes a difference for themselves as well as others,” Mountain Counselor Jen Schmierer said. “Kindness impacts the giver, the receiver, and the observer.”
Professor Heinz Nakotte, left, is dining this evening at China Palace in Mari-Mac Plaza with 36 graduate students and a few post docs enrolled in a 10-day LANSCE Neutron Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The students hail from across the United States, Hungary, United Kingdom, Argentina and Spain. Nakotte is a professor in the Department of Physics & Engineering Physics Program at New Mexico State University. Nakotte and LANL’s Anna Llobet co-chair the 10-day LANSCE Newtron Program. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Students from across the U.S. and several
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Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) reprise Willy Wonka, Jr.
Originally presented by ACCT in 2009, this weekend’s production, performed by a talented cast of Los Alamos Middle School students, will leave you singing.
Follow the adventures of five lucky children who win a contest to tour the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Evelyn Wohlbier plays the eccentric Willy Wonka and leads the tour down the Chocolate River, through the Candy Inventing Room, the Fizzy Lifting
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Barranca’s Natural Helpers hold reunion Wednesday at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy photo
Somewhere in England, Maj. Charity E. Adams and Capt. Abbie N. Campbell inspect the first contingent of Negro members of the Women’s Army Corps assigned to overseas service. 6888th Central Postal Directory Bn. Feb. 15, 1945. Holt. 111-SC-200791. Courtesy/National Archives
In war and peacetime, at home or aboard, U.S. women have participated in the U.S’ defense. Until recent years, those contributions have failed to attract much notice. Even less understood: the contributions of African-American women, who had to fight just for the right to serve.
At 2 p.m., March 29 in the New
- Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry Wrap-up
Friday is the final day to see the Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry exhibit in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery, before it is packed up and sent off to its next location.
The Dust Bowl and its human, economic, political and environmental impacts are the topics of the exhibit. More than 2,000 visitors have seen the exhibit in Los Alamos to date, and many of them have commented about the relevance of this historic environmental disaster to today’s situation.
Programs associated with the exhibit have included
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