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New Mexico Tech And Los Alamos National Laboratory Make Joint Appointment To Work On Robotics Projects

on July 16, 2019 - 5:23pm

From left, Joint appointee David Grow, Laboratory Director Thom Mason and New Mexico Tech President Stephen Wells at the ceremony to mark the joint appointment. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Engineer becomes first researcher hired under cooperative agreement

New Mexico Tech (NMT) and Los Alamos National Laboratory marked the first scientific staff appointment under their cooperative agreement at a July 11 ceremony held at the Laboratory and attended by NMT President Stephen Wells and Laboratory Director Thom Mason.

Appointee David Grow will work as an R&D Engineer with the Laboratory’s

LAPS: Safe Space Initiative Community Event July 29

on July 16, 2019 - 8:03am
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative is hosting a community event to learn more about GLSEN’s Safe Space Initiative.
 
GLSEN, which stands for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization working to create safe schools for ALL students.
 
The event is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, July 29 in Room 631 of Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos camous at 4000 University Dr.
 
GLSEN strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender

LAHS Class Of 1989 Reunion: Aug. 9-11

on July 16, 2019 - 7:56am

Courtesy/LAHS Class of ’89

LAHS News:

  • Events schedule, and fund-raising challenge

The Los Alamos High School Class of 1989 will hold its 30th graduation reunion the weekend of Aug. 9-11. Class of ’89 graduates, as well as friends and family, are welcome to attend the weekend festivities.

For details and to sign up, visit https://lahs1989.com/.

The class has planned a range of events to celebrate: 

Friday, Aug. 9:

6:30 p.m. Concert at Ashley Pond - Join the class in a reserved area at the Secret City Summer Concert series at Ashley Pond. Look for the Class of ’89 sign.

Explore Space At Summer Family Evening Wednesday

on July 16, 2019 - 7:38am
Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Wednesday, July 17 for a space-themed Summer Family Evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy crafts and activities from Mesa Public Library and join PEEC’s astronomers to look at the sky with telescopes and solar filters and for a planetarium open house. This program is sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
 
PEEC News:
 
Join Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s astronomers this Wednesday, July 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a space-themed Summer Family Evening.
 
Del

SFCC Announces Election For Two Board Seats

on July 15, 2019 - 9:12am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Two positions on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board will be determined during the election Tuesday, Nov. 5.
 
Those interested in becoming a candidate for the college’s Governing Board must file a declaration of candidacy and sworn statement of intent with the County Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. Forms may be obtained at www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505.986.6280 for more information.
 
A letter from former Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., was filed with

Los Alamos Scientists Abigail Hunter And Shea Mosby Win 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards

on July 15, 2019 - 8:24am

Abigail Hunter and Shea Mosby are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Abigail Hunter, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Computational Physics Division, and Shea Mosby, of the Laboratory’s Physics Division, have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

“Abigail has become a technical thought leader within the Laboratory’s weapons program and our materials modeling community, as well as an internationally recognized expert in materials science and the physics of solid-state materials,”

LAPS Foundation: Taste Of Knowledge Evening Event Sold Out, Afternoon Tickets Still Available

on July 15, 2019 - 7:41am

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have announced that the evening event for Taste of Knowledge, “An Evening in Paris,” has sold out.

There are still tickets available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. Tickets to the afternoon food and wine pairing event are $60. To purchase tickets, visit www.tok.givesmart.com.

“An Afternoon in Provence” will feature five stations, each with a French dish expertly paired with a French wine. The stations include:

First Station

“Salade Nicoise”

Wildflower Walk To Water Canyon Monday July 15

on July 14, 2019 - 7:34am

Join Chick Keller or Craig Martin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 for a wildflower walk to Water Canyon. Participants should meet at the nature center to check in and carpool to the trailhead. Photo by Thomas Graves

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for its monthly wildflower walk at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15.

Craig Martin or Chick Keller will be leading this outing to Water Canyon to identify some of the blooming wildflowers.

Participants should meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center to check in and carpool to the trailhead.

Science On Tap: Garrett Kenyon Discusses Artificial Intelligence At ProjectY Cowork 5:30 P.M. Monday

on July 14, 2019 - 7:31am

Garrett Kenyon

SCIENCE News:

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Garrett Kenyon about artificial intelligence (AI) and how computers learn to imagine the future.

Do you use Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant? If so, then you’ve used AI. If that makes you nervous, you’re not alone.

Area Students Meet With Nbada Mandela

on July 14, 2019 - 7:21am
Meeting with Nbada Mandela Thursday morning at the Mandela International Magnet School, from left, Sonny Douma (Laguna Pueblo/AHS), Ndaba Mandela, Leah Mountain (San Ildefonso/Los Alamos High School), Regis Pecos, co-founder of the Leadership Institute, Kierstyn Moquino (San Ildefonso/Santa Clara, SFIS) and Laila Romero (Cochiti Pueblo). Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report
 
Local Pueblo fellows of the Summer Policy Academy of the Leadership Institute, met with Nbada Mandela Thursday morning at the Mandela International Magnet School.
 
The fellows had the opportunity to engage in dialogue

Glimpses Of The Past Lecture: A History Of Watrous

on July 14, 2019 - 7:13am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS In this month’s Glimpses of the Past lecture series, Park Ranger Trinidad Gallegos will talk about the unique history of Watrous, originally known as La Junta.
 
Originally a small agricultural community, Watrous later became one of the major thoroughfares for cattle in the American Southwest and a bustling stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
 
This program is 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, N.M.
 
This program is free in partnership with the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation.

Los Alamos School Board Meets July 16

on July 13, 2019 - 7:40am

Governor Announces 1st New Mexico STEM Challenge

on July 12, 2019 - 5:38pm

NMDWS Secretary McCamley flanked by Santa Fe High School computer science teacher Brian Smith, School of Dreams student Annalicia Sena, and Victor Reyes from the Office of the Governor. Courtesy/Governor's Office

From the Office of the Governor:

Albuquerque - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the first ever New Mexico Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Challenge program.

High schools that elect to participate will use a question formulated by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a problem-solving tool in science classes and will receive funding for teacher

Scenes From TIME Exhibit At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 12, 2019 - 4:30pm

Gordon McDonough of Los Alamos, stands next to his piece, Zephyr Vanes, Friday afternoon at UNM-LA. McDonough participated in the Temporary Installations Made For the Environment or TIME exhibit, which is part of ScienceFest. The theme of the exhibit is Aha! McDonough said his piece is a wind vane, which shows the direction the wind is blowing at different heights. The piece is made of a 25 foot long steel pipe and the vanes are made from a 3-D printer. McDonough said he was inspired to make this piece after seeing something similar years ago in San Francisco.

LAFD Hosts EMS Facility Tour At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 12, 2019 - 4:20pm

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division Chief Ben Stone chats with Bonnie Olsen during the EMS Training Facility Tour today at UNM-Los Alamos. The tour, which is part of ScienceFest, highlighted the training facility, comprised of areas for scenario-based training with high tech mannequins, including an emergency room and ambulance simulator. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

PEEC Celebrates ScienceFest Discovery Day!

on July 12, 2019 - 8:21am
Come see the Electric Vehicle Show at Discovery Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. PEEC is organizing this event, which is made possible by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. PEEC also is hosting the July New Mexico PBS Science Café 2-4 p.m. Stop by to watch a segment of 'NOVA Wonders: What’s the Universe Made Of?' and hear from a panel of experts. Courtesy photo
 
Photo by Thomas Graves
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two special events this Saturday, July 13 for Los Alamos ScienceFest’s Discovery Day.
 
PEEC is organizing the

JJAB Meets At UNM-LA Wednesday July 17

on July 11, 2019 - 3:25pm

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 in Room 626 of Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.

The public is welcome to attend.

New Mexico Highlands University To Help Develop Statewide Early Childhood Learning Needs Assessment

on July 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Patricia Jiménez-Latham
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment.
 
The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.
 
“The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership will analyze the information and data gathered through the needs assessment for a 3-year statewide early learning

Aspiring New Mexico Teachers Now Eligible For More Than $10 Million In New Scholarship Funds

on July 11, 2019 - 10:11am
NMHED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Higher Education Department announced Wednesday that it is awarding millions in scholarship funds to New Mexico colleges and universities for teacher education scholarships, providing up to $3,000 per semester toward each eligible applicant’s tuition, fees, books, course supplies and other costs beginning with the fall 2019 semester.
 
House Bill 275, which has been referred to commonly as the Teacher Preparation Affordability Act and was signed into law by Gov.

Parkinson’s Group Organizational Meeting July 29

on July 11, 2019 - 9:29am

Two Navajo Women Awarded Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarships

on July 11, 2019 - 7:35am
Chantell Yazzie
 
JHMS News:
 
Presleigh Smiley has a 10-year plan to become one of the first Navajo clinical psychologists to serve her people. Chantell Yazzie is equally determined to serve the Navajo Nation as a registered nurse, specializing in labor and delivery.
 
Both young women are receiving scholarship aid from the Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship, administered through White Rock Presbyterian Church.
 
Presleigh Smiley
 
The scholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly

Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Offers Stage Combat Workshop With Ambrose Ferber Saturday July 13

on July 11, 2019 - 7:33am
Fight Director Ambrose Ferber guides state combat workshop Saturday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/SFSS
 
SFSS News:
 
Whether you are completely new to stage combat, a seasoned SAFD/LAMDA graduate, an actor looking to expand your skill set, or just looking for a fun new workout, come and experience the joys of stage combat!
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Shakespeare Reading Room 3209 Calle Marie in Santa Fe (map)
Under the expert guidance of experienced Fight Director Ambrose Ferber you will learn:
  • Falling Down;
  • Unarmed Combat;
  • Swordplay;
  • Running Into Things;
  • Ugly Fights;
  • Medical

ScienceFest Activities Through Sunday July 14

on July 10, 2019 - 5:14pm

A chemistry experiment from the American Chemical Society was on display Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

Stilt walkers and hoolahoopers get active Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

A couple takes a selfie with the fractal hot air balloon, Infinitude, from The Fractal Foundation provided Tuesday as part of the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

 

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesday’s ScienceFest Kickoff

Quorum Notice: At PEC Hearing For Charter Schools

on July 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Public Education Commission Hearing for New Charter School Applicants at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.

A Quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

Rotary: Galen Gisler On Threat Of Near-Earth Asteroids

on July 10, 2019 - 4:09pm

Dr. Galen Gisler, retired LANL astrophysicist and community volunteer, recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the threat of near-Earth asteroids. He described the impacts of the Chicxulub impact in present-day Yucatan that is responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, as well as those impacts in our modern age: Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 and Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. To study the threat, scientists find potentially hazardous asteroids, calculate their orbits, monitor and characterize them, and if necessary, develop and execute a deflection mission.

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