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2019 LANL Scholar Nathaniel Gonzales

The summer before his senior year, Nathaniel Gonzales started running toward his future. Staying with his older brother in the tiny town of Quemado, NM, Nathaniel would run the length of the village and back again, every single day. “I…

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2019 LANL Scholar Caitlyn Cruz

Caitlyn Cruz was in the softball dugout lacing her cleats when she got the call that she was the recipient of a $10,000 John & Marti Browne Leadership Scholarship from the LANL Foundation and Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).…

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Rebecca DeLair, ISEC Teacher at Abiquiú Elementary

The Inquiry Science Education Consortium offers grade-specific STEM teaching and learning opportunities at the elementary school level. Complex science and engineering concepts are broken down into engaging activities with hands-on and minds-on lessons that link together various domains of science.…

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Social Emotional Support for Educators

Teachers are always on the go. They are required to focus on the needs of their students throughout the day with minimal breaks and little time for themselves. With this fast pace comes stress, fatigue and lack of self care. “As…

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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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