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Udall Works To Include Technology Transfer Provisions In Premiere Science And Innovation Bill To Boost R&D

on July 1, 2016 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  This week, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in finalizing a major science and innovation bill and welcomed the inclusion of provisions that he pushed for to boost technology transfer initiatives. Udall is a champion for tech transfer to jumpstart business and job creation in New Mexico and elsewhere.
The latest measures were included in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (an update of the America COMPETES Act), which was finalized by the Commerce Committee on Thursday.

Los Alamos Nature Center Closed Monday July 4

on July 1, 2016 - 10:25am
Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Patrick Coulie
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed Monday, July 4, which is a great time to use Los Alamos Trails App to find a fun hike.
Take a Passport to the Pajarito Plateau along, find the rubbing plates and get even closer to the next prize. There are different prizes for hiking two, five, eight, and 12 trails in the passport booklet. It is fun for the whole family.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will resume regular hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday. For more information about the Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by the

Santa Fe Botanical Garden Announces Access Program For Low-Income Families

on July 1, 2016 - 7:22am
SFBG News:
SANTA FE — Santa Fe Botanical Garden announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
The program will enable low-income families to visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at no cost per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Families can also visit any participating museum year-round for a minimal fee.

Renee Mitsunaga Teaches Perseverance Creatively

on July 1, 2016 - 6:29am
Teacher Renee Mitsunaga with a Daruma such as her students created during art class. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Teachers are always looking for ways to encourage students to go after their goals and dreams. Renee Mitsunaga, the art teacher at Chamisa and the district’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, found a unique and authentic way to teach a lesson on perseverance.  

During art classes, her students created their own Darumas. A Daruma is a Japanese toy modeled after Bodhidarma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. Modern Darumas can be painted to look like the person who owns it, or an animal.  

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Sends Letter To Topper Band

on June 30, 2016 - 12:01pm

Workshop: Make Your Money Last In Retirement

on June 30, 2016 - 9:47am

Peter Murphy, American Prosperity Group

UNM-LA News:

Invest three hours of your and learn how to plan for retirement. Peter D. Murphy will teach “Retirement Income: Make Your Money Last” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 through UNM-Los Alamos Community Education.

Murphy will teach students to: 

  • Make the most of retirement income streams;
  • Tap into retirement accumulations;
  • Understand retirement plan distribution rules;
  • Invest for stability, income, and growth potential;
  • Utilize financial vehicles that could last a lifetime;
  • Protect income and assets from the unexpected; and
  • Prepare for a

Planetarium Film: We Are Stars July 5

on June 30, 2016 - 8:21am


PEEC News:

The community is invited to watch the film, We are Stars, 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

From the makers of We are Astronomers, comes this exciting film that explores the secrets of the cosmic chemistry, and explosive origins.

We are Stars, narrated by Andy Serkis, connects life on earth to the evolution of the universe by following the formation of hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of carbon, and the molecules for life. Watch the trailer.

Because there are just 50 seats in the planetarium, visitors