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Esteban Abeyta Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

on April 9, 2018 - 5:26pm

Esteban Abeyta. Courtesy/UNM

UNM News:

Los Alamos High School 2015 graduate Esteban Abeyta has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes distinguished students in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering.

Abeyta, a biochemistry major at the University of New Mexico, plans to get a Ph.D. and research pathogenic mechanisms that lead to diagnostic tools, vaccine development and the study of novel targets for drugs.

Abeyta said he is humbled and honored to be selected as a Goldwater Scholar.

“I could not be more thankful for the opportunities that this recognition

Matching Funds Exceeded For LACF’s Community Endowment For UNM-Los Alamos

on April 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
From left, Steve Boerigter, Rick Reiss, Rachel Kizielewicz, Cindy Rooney and Pat Soran. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Community Endowment for UNM-LA has surpassed the $5,000 in matching funds that were made available by the fund’s founding donors.
 
Pat Soran and Ann Hayes created the Community Endowment for UNM-LA last month and offered $5,000 in funds to match any donations made by other community members who contributed to the fund’s balance.

Alexandra Berl Of Los Alamos Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

on April 9, 2018 - 7:56am

Alexandra Berl
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School 2014 graduate and University of California-Berkeley chemistry student Alexandra Berl has been offered a fellowship from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Some 2,000 awardees were selected following a national competition, which drew more than 12,000 applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

PAC 8 Online Auction Underway Until 7 p.m. April 10!

on April 8, 2018 - 10:16am
Courtesy/PAC 8 

Courtesy/PAC 8

 

PAC 8 News:
 
PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser. PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs.  
 
President’s Challenge
 
PAC 8 Board of Directors President Dave Schiferl will match each dollar donated to PAC 8 with one of his own, up to $400. Your donations totaling $400 will give $800 to PAC 8. Schiferl’s offer does not apply to bids, only to outright donations to PAC 8. Donate by emailing Jean

Astronomy Show: Night Sky And Dark Night Preview

on April 8, 2018 - 9:13am

Steve Becker presents a tour of the heavens Friday in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center  This event is a preview for the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program the following night. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

PEEC News:

Take an interactive tour of the heavens with Steve Becker and a preview of what can be seen at the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program the following evening, including Venus and Jupiter.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

The Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program begins at

National Parks Adventure Showing At DynaTheater

on April 8, 2018 - 8:09am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. The film is showing at the DynaTheater at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque.
 
Moviegoers will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places.

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