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Honoring 2018 Teachers in Rio Arriba County & Pojoaque

Teachers may be drawn to their profession for many different reasons, but when asked why they stay, they’d probably give a similar response. Passion for their students and guiding their learning keeps the bests educators coming back to the classroom…

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Hour of Code

More than 350 schools and community sites hosted Hour of Code learning events in New Mexico during national Computer Science Education Week, held December 3–7, 2018. New Mexico TechWorks and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) connected local volunteers with classrooms throughout…

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NGSS Training for Middle & High School Teachers

  During the 2018 fall semester, the LANL Foundation K–12 Program team answered calls for support related to New Mexico’s newly adopted version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NM STEM Ready Standards raise the level of rigor and…

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Maxine Ortiz, ISEC Teacher at Hernandez Elementary

When you walk into Maxine Ortiz’s science classroom at Hernandez Elementary School in the Española Valley Public School District, you see posters on the walls, charts of collected data, experiential materials neatly on display, tabletops with results from ongoing experiments,…

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First NM Home Visiting Summit is a Big Success

More than 300 early childhood program professionals and stakeholders gathered in Albuquerque for the first statewide New Mexico Home Visiting Summit. The event’s theme, “Raising Our Children, Elevating Our Profession,” reflected not only the effectiveness of expanding family support systems…

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2017 Silver Scholar Jennifer Necker

Jennifer Necker diving with a black grouper in Cuba. I would like to express my thanks once again for your generosity for the continued scholarship. I had a wonderful first year at Eckerd College taking many classes. I even got…

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2018 Scholar Will Song

Will Song at his mom’s Chinese restaurant in Taos where he busses tables and spent countless hours doing homework and engaging with customers. Photo courtesy of the LANL Foundation, Andrea Multari Will (Jinpeng) Song, 2018 Taos High School graduate and valedictorian, is…

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2018 Scholar Viviana Martinez Espiricueta

Viviana Martinez Espiricueta pictured in The MASTERS program atrium. Education has opened up a world of possibility for her. Photo courtesy of the LANL Foundation, Andrea Multari Viviana Martinez Espiricueta, 2018 graduate of The MASTERS Program will attend St. Edwards University to study business…

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2018 Scholar Veronica Trujillo

Photo and story courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory When Veronica Trujillo was a child, her father—a mechanical engineer—taught her physics and calculus using his old college textbooks, which filled an entire bookshelf in their house. “He’s one of the people…

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2018 Scholar Caleb Hatler

Photo and story courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory As a high school junior, Caleb Hatler took Advanced Robotics I and II at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. There, he became so fascinated with additive manufacturing that he purchased a…

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