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Group photo of Grants High School team. One of the winning teams, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories. (Courtesy photo)

NMSU Announces 2022 NM Governor’s STEM Challenge Winners

More than 400 students participated in the fourth annual New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge, a competition testing high school students’ ability to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve real-world problems. New Mexico State University hosted the hybrid format 2022 showcase, with the virtual event held Dec. 2 and the in-person event held Dec. 3 at NMSU’s Corbett Center. 
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Sylvan Argo, Grants Manager at LANL Foundation, and Jenny Parks, President and CEO at LANL Foundation present Superintendent Marvin MacAuley with a $10,000 grant award check on December 6, 2022.

LANL Foundation Continues Grant Partnership with Mora Independent School District

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation continued its support of and partnership with Mora Independent School District (Mora ISD) this week with a unique $10,000 grant to help with staff renewal, retention, and capacity building. The LANL Foundation is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and these Forward, Together grants honor the communities we’ve served since our founding in 1997.
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Staff of the LANL Foundation present Communities in Schools of New Mexico with a $10,000 check on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. From left to right: Julia Bergen (Executive Director of CISNM), Lauren Iversen (Community Resource Manager of CISNM), Jenny Parks (President and CEO of LANL Foundation), Sylvan Argo (Grants Manager at LANL Foundation), and Michael Dabrieo (Education Enrichment Director at LANL Foundation).

LANL Foundation Awards Grants to Three Outstanding Northern New Mexico Organizations

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, in recognition of the extreme circumstances facing Northern New Mexican school districts, non-profit organizations, and their staff, is awarding three unique $10,000 grants to help outstanding organizations with staff renewal, retention, and capacity building. The award recipients are Communities in Schools of New Mexico, Mora Independent School District, and YouthWorks. The LANL Foundation is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and these grants honor the non-profits we’ve served since our founding in 1997.
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Shilayia Antonio, 16, looks at her phone with her friend, Shanaeya Thomas, left, in the media area of Cuba High School. Antonio, a student who in the 2020-21 school year was experiencing housing instability, was among 53 students who participated in the pilot program giving conditional money for basic needs. (Eddie Moore/ Albuquerque Journal)

Update on One of Our Biggest Grants Yet

October 30, 2022 – In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the LANL Foundation made a strategic decision to release more grant funding to support the students of Northern New Mexico. As part of this effort, we partnered with New…

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First Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Scholar To Be Named in 2023

As part of LANL Foundation’s partnership with Wildflower International, the first Dell Technologies/Wildflower International Scholar will be named in 2023. Established by a $100,000 gift from Wildflower International with support from Dell Technologies, the soon-to-be endowed fund provides educational scholarships for Northern New Mexico high school seniors and undergraduates pursuing studies in computer science and other technology-based disciplines.
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NMSU to host New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Dec. 2-3, 2022

New Mexico State University will host the 2022 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge Showcase event. The event will be held in a hybrid format with the virtual STEM Showcase Dec. 2, and the in-person STEM Showcase Dec. 3 at Corbett Center Student Union.    The NM Governor’s STEM Challenge partners include NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the New Mexico Public Education Department along with various industry partners from across the state.
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