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New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair

on April 15, 2014 - 7:39am


Los Aamos sent 27 6-12th graders to the 62nd New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro April 4-5.

New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is bound by the rules governing that organization. The fair also is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA). NMSEF is a non-profit program hosted by New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech).

Financial support for the Fair comes from New Mexico Tech, the State of New Mexico,

LAHS Graduate Sydney Sivils Earns UNM’s Clauve Award

on April 14, 2014 - 3:24pm

LAHS graduate Sydney Sivils receives recipients of UNM’s Clauve Award. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos High School 2010 graduate Sydney Sivils was one of six recipients of UNM’s Clauve Award for outstanding seniors, presented April 4. The Clauve Award honors Lena C. Clauve, the university’s first dean of women.

The award is given for outstanding achievements in the areas of leadership, academics and campus involvement. To qualify, students must be nominated by staff or faculty who have witnessed the dedication of exceptional students. 

Sivils will graduate with honors in May


'Why I Am Pro Life' Essay Opens For Local Students

on April 14, 2014 - 3:07pm


Los Alamos Right to Life Committee, LARTLC, announces an essay contest for Los Alamos students in the Middle School and High School.

The essay title is “Why I Am Pro Life.” By submitting the essay, the contestant and parent agree to allow LARTLC to reprint the essay and that the essay is original, but not copyrighted. Essays will be more than 600 words and will be read and judged on originality, content and accuracy.

Each contestant will receive a certificate of participation and $200 will be awarded for the winning essay for grades 9-12, and $100 will be awarded for the


Meet New LAHS Principal 4:30-6 p.m. Today

on April 14, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host a meet and greet 4:30-6 p.m. today with incoming Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist for students and parents in the lobby of the high school.

Dr. Belew-Nyquist, who officially begins her duties July 1, will be in Los Alamos through Wednesday. She will meet with staff and students several times during these days and with the Board of Education Tuesday evening. 

Dr. Belew-Nyquist of Silverdale, Wash., was selected for the principal position following an extensive national search.


View Rare Glimpse of Antarctica Through National Geographic Lens 7 p.m. Thursday at PEEC

on April 13, 2014 - 9:58am

Stephen Becker of Los Alamos stands in front of the National Geographic Explorer. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

It was the trip of a lifetime. Last November, Los Alamos local Stephen Becker embarked on the National Geographic Explorer ship to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and Antarctica. 

During this voyage, National Geographic photographers produced a 50-minute video showing some of the trip highlights. Becker will show the video, and talk about the trip in a program at 7 a.m. at PEEC Thursday, April 17. Join Becker and PEEC for a rare glimpse of this remote region.

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Luján to Highlight Importance of STEM Education

on April 13, 2014 - 9:29am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education during a number of stops across northern New Mexico this week on a STEM Tour. 

Luján will meet with students, educators and other stakeholders to discuss the need to encourage students to pursue an education in STEM at a young age and the opportunities available in STEM fields.

Nature Center Groundbreaking Ceremony 4 p.m. April 22

on April 13, 2014 - 9:17am

Conceptual design of the Nature Center to be built on Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEEC


The Los Alamos County Council will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the project site, 2600 Canyon Road, north of the Aquatic Center.

The public is invited to attend this event, which will be jointly hosted with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). PEEC has been selected as the contractor who will operate the Nature Center and provide programs to the public.

The Nature Center is planned to be approximately 6,000 square feet and