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PEEC's Annual Fund Drive is Underway

on November 24, 2012 - 9:48am

PEEC News:

Activities at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center ( PEEC) greatly depend on the generosity of nature lovers.

Donations are currently being taken for PEEC's 2012 Annual Drive, which will support its new initiatives and the future growth and sustainability of the educational organization.

To donate to PEEC:

...Online, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/welcome/donate.php;

...Mail donation to P.O. Box 547, Los Alamos, NM 87544; or

...Drop by PEEC in person at 3540 Orange St.
 

 

Self-taught African Teen Wows MIT

on November 24, 2012 - 7:23am

Kelvin Doe. Courtesy/www.adamcohn.com

NIST News:

Kelvin Doe, 15, is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters.

Completely self-taught, Doe has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Doe became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT.

https://twitter.com/usnistgov/statuses/272068305299333120

What Killed Off The Massive Woolly Mammoth & Reshaped The Earth?

on November 22, 2012 - 8:16am

Woolly Mammoth. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

PBS News:

CONNECT: Inspired thinking, provocative questions … each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to great ideas in science, medicine, arts, and history.

• What Killed Off The Massive Woolly Mammoth & Reshaped The Earth?

• What Are The Basic Forces That Have Shaped Our Universe?

• How Are New Molecules Discovered?

CONNECT airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1, and is hosted by Augusta Meyers.• What Are The Basic Forces That Have Shaped Our Universe Since The Beginning Of Time?

"One of the things my group is interested

'UNM-LA on Display' Gives Glimpse Into Student Projects

on November 21, 2012 - 8:14am

UNM-LA Advance Robotics II student Josh Bristol-Cossey works on a robot he built in class. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

During UNM-LA on Display: Spotlighting Student Projects, more than 20 students from the visual arts, humanities, business, science and technology, presented projects on what they learned in their classes this semester.

Jackie La New, Accelerate Career Technical Advisor at UNM-LA and Dr. Irina Alvestad, chair of the Applied Sciences Department organized the event.

“We wanted to share what our students are learning with the community,” La New said.

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Pinon Elementary Students Exceed Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Goal

on November 20, 2012 - 12:22pm

Pinon Elementary School students presented a check for $2301.14, which more than doubled the $1,000 goal they originally set to aid Hurricane Sandy victims, to New Mexico Red Cross CEO Rahim Balsara at the school Monday. Pinon Elementary Principal Jill Gonzales poses with Rahim and students including Hailey Norman, Jonathan Kieltyka, Maya Cannon, Katurah Sherrill, Rachel Norman, Kenneth Inbody, Brooklyn Belyeu and Kaya Blue. Courtesy photo

Broadway is Calling...

on November 18, 2012 - 6:46am

Students perform the mug dance during "Gaston" at their dessert fundraiser Nov. 16. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Broadway professionals will be on hand to meet Los Alamos theater students attending the Junior Theater Festival (http://www.itheatrics.com) in Atlanta, Ga., this January.

JTF is a conference for youth, teachers and professionals in the field of musical theater.

The Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students also will receive instruction in musical theater and attend a professional performance as part of the program, sponsored by Atomic City Children's Theater,

Udall Offices Recruit Spring Interns

on November 17, 2012 - 10:00am
WASHINGTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall is inviting New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for spring internships in his Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.
 
To apply online or download an application, click here or visit tomudall.senate.gov/internships.
 
The deadline to apply for positions is flexible, but students interested in spring internships are encouraged to submit their applications by Dec. 16.
 
“Congressional internships are an invaluable experience for anyone interested in public service,” Udall

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