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Forty-six High School Teams Compete For $95,000 In First-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge

on December 5, 2019 - 5:15pm

Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Dec. 7 event showcases the ‘ingenuity and passion’ of students in solving real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math.

More than 600 people will convene at Los Lunas High School this Saturday, Dec. 7, for the first-ever New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve real-world problems.

Led by the Office of the Governor, the Challenge is a collaboration with the Department of Public Education, the Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Dec. 8

on December 4, 2019 - 6:49am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting is the annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner and will be Sunday Dec. 8. Note the date and time change.
 
This month’s speaker is LANL Director Dr. Thom Mason. His presentation will be “Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats”.
 
The meeting in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Experts Wednesday

on December 2, 2019 - 3:57pm

BUSINESS News:

projectY cowork is hosting a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.

At the beginning of the event each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses. After introductions, attendees will breakout with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their needs. 

“We encourage all small business

Four Short Films About Manhattan Project National Historical Park Debut Tuesday At Nature Center

on December 2, 2019 - 10:34am

Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 to see the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, and followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies.

LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

on December 2, 2019 - 8:00am

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy. The event featured K

LANL: Drought Impact Study Shows New Issues For Plants And Carbon Dioxide

on November 29, 2019 - 11:04am
Drought is already the most widespread factor affecting plant production via direct physiological impacts such as water limitation and heat stress. Courtesy/Dreamstime
 
LANL News:
 
Extreme drought’s impact on plants will become more dominant under future climate change, as noted in a paper out today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
 
Analysis shows that not only will droughts become more frequent under future climates, but more of those events will be extreme, adding to the reduction of plant production essential to human and animal populations. 
 
“Even though plants can, in

Local Veteran Thankful For Service Dog ... ‘Archi Has Changed My Life’

on November 27, 2019 - 9:33am
From left, ADW Dog Trainer Dion Silva with Gilda (service dog in training), ADW Veterans Liaison/Warrior Canine Connection Coordinator Chloe Davis-Masters and Vietnam era veteran David Apple with his service dog Archi during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The special bond that has developed between a Vietnam era veteran and a dog named Archimedes, Archi for short, has by all accounts been remarkable.

“I had some ghosts in my head for 47 years and last summer

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