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UNM-LA Invites Younger Students To Campus

Students study forensic investigation during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Students study robotics during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education annual Summer Program for Youth (SPY) will take place on the UNM-LA campus July 15 – 26, 2019.

SPY, formerly known as Children’s College, offers week-long camps providing hands-on activities in thematically oriented classes with an emphasis on Science, Math, Art and Technology for students in grades


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LAHS Student Lillian Petersen Wins Intel ISEF Award

USAID News:
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development has presented the 2019 Science for Development Award to Lillian Petersen of Los Alamos, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz.
 
Petersen won second place ($3,000 prize) in USAID’s Digital For Development Category for her project, Novel Computational Tool to Inform Cost-Effective Nutrition Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa project. She is a past USAID Science for Development Award recipient.
 
This year Petersen teamed up with another high school student,

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Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

Louise Williams, of PED’s College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of

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SFCC-AAUP Reach Collective Bargaining Agreement

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the faculty union, known as SFCC-AAUP (American Association of University Professors), have come to an agreement on collective bargaining.
 
SFCC-AAUP members ratified the contract in a mid-May vote and members of the SFCC Governing Board approved the agreement during a May 22 meeting.
 
“This is a positive outcome for the college and its labor relations negotiation process,” Linda Siegle, chair of the SFCC Governing Board said. “I’m grateful to the members of the college who dedicated time and effort toward reaching this

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LACF Conference Focuses On Nonprofits And Boards

Larry Alei and Kira Luna with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence conduct a training on board development to a full house at the LACF 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofit. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
Earlier this month, the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) hosted its 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofits.
 
This annual event, now in its fourth year, attracted the participation of more than 20 local nonprofit organizations. Attendees spent the day focused on board development – examining topics including fiduciary responsibilities, board conduct and compliance,

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LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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UNM-Los Alamos Celebrates Work Study Students

UNM-LA work-study students, from left, Joshua Keeney-Lujan, Nora Guzman, Dylan Keeney-Lujan, Lydia Gurulé, Jose Ortega, Doniel McNevin and Riqué Fernandez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) department heads and staff recently hosted an appreciation breakfast for their work-study students. The work-study program creates positions that allow college students to gain work experience while enrolled in college.

Faculty and Staff enjoyed the opportunity to reinforce the value of work-study positions and individual contributions with this special


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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAHS Seniors Peter Janke And Carson Schramm Completing Final Class Project

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos High School seniors Peter Janke, left, and Carson Schramm spotted Wednesday completing a project for their Photography Class final. Janke celebrates his 18th birthday today, May 23, and plans to attend Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., in the fall on a lacrosse scholarship. Schramm, 18, plans to attend New Mexico State University this fall in Las Cruces. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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