Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason volunteers during the Hour of Code this morning at Aspen Eementary School as part of International Computer Science Education Week. Director Mason supervises third graders as they navigate a spherical robot through a maze, using programming they developed this week during Hour of Code. Each year, Hour of Code teaches K-12 students coding basics and broadens participation in the field of computer science. Director Mason is one of 60 Laboratory volunteers in 94 classrooms in 24 area schools. For Computer Science Education Week, Dec.
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Topper athlete Rebecca Green signs a letter of intent Thursday morning in the lobby of Los Alamos High School to participate in the track program this coming year at New Mexico State Uuniversity in Las Cruces. Gathered for the ceremony from left, Green’s mother Susan Feiertag, father Lance Green, Green and her brother Jake Green. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
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Book Cover of Global Health 101, 4th Edition. Courtesy photo
Author Richard Skolnik of White Rock recently donated copies of his college textbook Global Health 101, 4th edition, to the Mesa Public Library and the Los Alamos High School Library.
This new edition of Skolnik’s book, the most widely used global health textbook worldwide, was published in October of this year.
‘The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere,’ Skolnik said, adding that he hopes, therefore, that Los Alamos County residents will find value in the book.
He said he also hopes the
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UNM-LA campus will close for winter break Dec. 21 and reopen Jan. 2, 2020. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close for winter break Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
There will be no classes or activities and buildings will be closed.
The UNM-LA campus, at 4000 University Dr., will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The UNM-LA Library will re-open Jan. 21 for student and community use.
UNM–Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations
Los Alamos Public Schools would like to invite parents and community members to hear a short presentation and have an opportunity to share and discuss how we can support each other and our children during this time of grief and loss at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the Chamisa Elementary School Gymnasium.
In times of unexpected, untimely tragedy, it is normal to feel shocked and afraid, to want to lash out, to try to regain a sense of control, and to search for ways to keep our children safe. As our community reels from a series of recent losses, LAPS would like to offer parents and community
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Rendering of the Sullivan Field House project. Courtesy/LAPS
Starting Monday, Dec. 16, parking at Sullivan Field will be limited due to the start of construction of the Sullivan Field House.
Students are encouraged to utilize school buses, public transport or carpool with friends. Access to parking will be limited due to construction during the next nine months.
For safety reasons, please do not enter the fenced off area.
Los Alamos Public Schools appreciates everyone’s understanding while Sullivan Field receives this much needed construction.
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More than 25 percent of all children in New Mexico lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report by Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data.
That means 121,719 children in the state lived in households that did not always know where their next meal was coming from during the three-year time period.
The total number of food insecure individuals in New Mexico from 2016-2018 was 374,105 (18.3 percent of the state population), making it the most food insecure state in the country.
The report, titled “The Affordability
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Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus has issued the following letter to the community following the overnight loss of a student:
Dear Los Alamos Community,
With a heavy heart, I am deeply sorry to share the news that Chamisa student Coltin Hansel died at 2:54 this morning due to a tragic accident. Coltin was in 4th grade.
We have reached out to Coltin’s family to offer assistance and communicate care and compassion during this very difficult time. They have given permission to send this message.
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At the Dec. 3 Rotary Club meeting, research scientist Ryan Toma of Viome described the three-year-old company’s research and success as it uses a systems biology approach, an individual’s microbiome (‘gut’) and metabolism, to reduce and prevent chronic disease, which now accounts for roughly 90 percent of today’s healthcare services. Viome is a spin-off from Los Alamos National Laboratory; its testing leads to personalized recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle. Viome offers tests in gut intelligence, food sensitivity, gene expression intelligence and saliva intelligence,
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The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at projectY cowork.
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Elizabeth Hunke about CICE, a flexible thermal modeling software that addresses issues about ice and climate changes on a global scale.
Hunke’s modeling software has helped track the changes and effects of ice melting and moving and how it interacts with global patterns. Her research not only creates a deeper understanding of the impacts of ice changes for climate
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The 51st annual Earth Treasures Show took place Saturday and will continue10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Masonic Temple at Canyon Road and 15th Street. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Young ladies spin for prizes at the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Blue calcite. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
A visitor to the Earth Treasures Show checks out a display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
This geode has an unusual stalactite formation inside. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
This geode has an unusual stalactite formation
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