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LANL Scholar Ayeh Safi is forging a new tradition

The first-ever recipient of the Sheila Morris Luna Scholarship is pursuing electrical engineering. Ayeh Safi comes from an Arabic Muslim family. She’s the daughter of Palestinian parents who came to the United States before she was born. As soon as…

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Tesuque Elementary kindergarten class displays their weather acumen

At Tesuque Elementary School, Michele Barnard’s kindergarten class spent the fall 2019 semester studying Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) “Exploring My Weather” unit. They shared this video they created highlighting their work as meteorologists at…

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Michelle Barnard, ISEC teacher at Tesuque Elementary

Kindergarteners become school meteorologists with the help of  Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) investigations. It is Amelia’s turn to be meteorologist in Michelle Barnard’s kindergarten class at Tesuque Elementary School. She stands at the front of the room, wearing a…

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2019 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Above: LANL Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos celebrate two excellent teachers at Tony E. Quintana Elementary School. L-R: LANL Foundation ISEC Program Manager Bryan Maestas, LANLF Grants Manager Sylvan Argo, Centerra-Los Alamos Director of Business Management Graig Newell, bilingual education teacher…

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Career Pathways LANL Scholar Wyetta Bradley

(above left to right) During an on-campus networking event at Santa Fe Community College, LANL Scholars Francelia Martinez (accounting) and Amy Ketcheson (engineering) discuss balancing college courses, work and family with LANL Scholars Ambassador Wyetta Bradley (nursing). Mingma Sherpa shares…

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Janan Talmadge, ISEC Teacher at Velarde Elementary School

Janan Talmadge’s students are bursting with excitement for their Grand Canyon, Earth is Rock investigation in ISEC’s 6th grade Earth History kit. “We’re going to test rocks with acid!” exclaims Carlos Rascon-Bencomo, one of Ms. Talmadge’s 5th grade students. Velarde…

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The Impact of Home Visiting

How One Taos Pueblo Family is Benefiting from the Support of Tiwa Babies  When Kyle Lynn Martinez became pregnant with her daughter Rosslyn, she did not need to be convinced to join Tiwa Babies home visiting program. “My mother was…

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Thriving Students Training for Española Educators

Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute Founder & CEO Craig Pierce led a workshop on understanding how trauma interrupts brain development in children and how to work with traumatized students in the classroom. LANL Foundation is committed to preparing and supporting…

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