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Monthly news and opportunities for the Laboratory's neighbors and friends, with a primary focus on economic development, education and community giving.

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Connections Newsletter September 2016

September 2016

Great opportunity for Native American-owned businesses; 900 backpacks donated to local youth; computer modeling helps manage wildfires; and more...

Connections Newsletter August 2016

August 2016

From Los Alamos summer student to Lab scientist; area teachers benefit from professional development; Math and Science Academy encourages collaborative work environments; money goes to Venture Acceleration Fund; TEDxLANL talks available on YouTube; and more...

Connections Newsletter July 2016

July 2016

Rio Arriba Leadership Summit addresses challenges, opportunities; Small business and Lab honored for mentoring partnership; First endowed position created at Santa Fe Community College; and more...

Connections Newsletter June 2016

June 2016

Area businesses receive funding; Española team wins big at RoboRave; risk of Zika virus low in New Mexico; and more...

Connections Newsletter May 2016

May 2016

Win big prizes in new summer reading contest; youth receive $570K; Poeh Cultural Center wins grant; preparing the Lab for workforce needs; and more...

Connections Newsletter April 2016

April 2016

The Red & Black Ball raises nearly $82,000 for youth; RoboRave brings science to life; Major Subcontractors Consortium sharpens its focus; and more...

Connections Newsletter March 2016

March 2016

My Brother's Keeper event sparks interest in STEM careers for Santa Fe Indian Schoool students; Easing the pain of grant writing with free grant writing assistance; the Laboratory's volunteer program helps nonprofits in northern New Mexico; and more...

Connections Newsletter February 2016

February 2016

Four tribal businesses receive Native American VAF awards; Hour of Code sparks interest in computer science; Food and gift drives help make holidays brighter for regional families; Southwestern piñon forests likely to disappear by end of century; A personal message from Kathy Keith, Community Programs Director; and more...

Connections Newsletter December 2015-January 2016

December 2015-January 2016

2015 REDI summit focuses on community sustainability; All kinds of jobs increasingly depend on STEM skills; Employee Giving Campaign proceeds will help buy a lot of cat food and other regional assistance; Molecular clocks control mutation rate in human; A personal message from Kathy Keith, Community Programs Director; and more...

Connections Newsletter November 2015

November 2015

Applications for Native American Venture Acceleration Fund due Nov. 13; Native American educational conference Nov. 13-14; Lab’s Employee Giving Campaign underway; Ohkay Owingeh scientist Denise Thronas helps move CMRR project forward; A personal message from Rosemary Maestas-Swazo, Tribal Liaison; and more...

Connections Newsletter October 2015

October 2015

Supporting San Miguel County’s economy one student at a time; Three teams impress at the Regional Teen Biz Challenge; Regional nonprofits receive sizeable monetary boost; Recruiting and training the next generation of national security scientists and engineers; A personal message from Kathy Keith, Community Programs Director; and more...

Connections Newsletter September 2015

September 2015

Keith named Community Programs Director for Lab; Value-added agriculture offers small agribusinesses additional income potential; Students gain valuable supercomputing skills while getting paid; CASA gives children a chance; Seeing through just about anything; A personal message from David Clark, National Security Education Center Director; and more...

Connections Newsletter July-August 2015

July-August 2015

$598,890 raised for northern New Mexico students, and counting…; Taos Mountain Energy Foods brings jobs to Questa; Education partnerships help students succeed; ATHENA surrogate human organ system approaches milestone; A personal message from Bill Archer, Advanced Simulation and Computing Program Director; and more...

Connections Newsletter June 2015

June 2015

2015 Readers’ Survey: Tell us what you think!; Four New Mexico companies to receive Venture Acceleration Fund; Students can gain valuable work experience and income at Los Alamos; Velarde students score in RoboRAVE International at first try; Portable MRI to aid wounded soldiers and less affluent regions; a personal message by Nan Sauer, Associate Director for Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences; and more…

Connections Newsletter May 2015

May 2015

Marketing your goods or services to the Laboratory; $422,500 in scholarships awarded to 78 regional students; Española students invited to White House Science Fair; New observatory studies universe’s most energetic phenomena; a personal message by Richard Marquez, Executive Director; and more…

Connections Newsletter April 2015

April 2015

Positive Energy Solar part of fastest-growing industry in U.S.; Celebrating and supporting women; MidSchoolMath conference helps teachers, students and regional economy; and more…

Connections Newsletter March 2015

March 2015

Native American companies receive economic development grants; Getting ready for the Northern New Mexico RoboRAVE on March 7; Today’s tuberculosis; Lab supercomputer finds new home at UNM; and more…

Connections Newsletter February 2015

February 2015

Breakthrough Los Alamos software is available for licensing; Industry Cluster Development Grant winners; Demystifying computer code for northern New Mexico students; Laboratory’s Season of Giving was a big success; and more…

Connections Newsletter Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015

Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015

Record-breaking Employee Giving Campaign results; Leveraged small business projects to receive free technical assistance; New scholarship pays it forward; New analyses reveal higher Four Corners methane emissions than suggested by EPA; and more...

Connections Newsletter November 2014

November 2014

Lab scientist from Española provides technical assistance to small New Mexico businesses; Community food projects win $149,000 in grants; Major New Mexico employers sign STEM education proclamation; and more...

Connections Newsletter October 2014

October 2014

Protecting your personal information; $3 million approved for 2015 LANS Community Commitment Plan; SOC-Los Alamos and major subcontractors support northern New Mexico; Math and Science Academy helps Native American schools empower teachers; and more...

Connections Newsletter September 2014

September 2014

Innovative local manufacturer brings jobs to Rio Arriba County; New Mexico to Mars; first Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship winners; and more...

Connections Newsletter August 2014

August 2014

World eyes ATHENA Project as medical students transition to studying surrogate organs, nonprofits create big economic impact in northern New Mexico, Española entrepreneur breaks ground; expansion will create 50 new jobs, and more...

Connections Newsletter July 2014

July 2014

Unraveling the mystery of San Marcos Pueblo, nurturing young children’s curiosity about the universe, catching the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age and more...

Connections Newsletter June 2014

June 2014

What would you do if your water faucets ran dry, business networking and coaching at your doorstep, volunteering is for everyone and more...

Connections Newsletter May 2014

May 2014

Boosting Native American students’ math scores, opportunity for small biotech start-ups, Northern New Mexico students receive scholarships and more...

Connections Newsletter April 2014

April 2014

Accelerate program for nontraditional students, Business Resource Roundtable, second annual STEM challenge winners, RoboRAVE Rally and more...

Connections Newsletter March 2014

March 2014

Deadline for Venture Acceleration Fund, Community Leaders share opinions on Lab and its programs, six Native American companies receive economic development grants and more...

Connections Newsletter February 2014

February 2014

Regional math teacher wins presidential award, Subcontractor Consortium provides grants, introducing the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation and more...

Connections Newsletter December 2013 through January 2014

December 2013 through January 2014

Los Alamos STEM Challenge registration now open, 20/20 campaign, local winners of regional economic development awards, and more...

Connections Newsletter November 2013

November 2013

This issue highlights a talk by Lab Director at TEDxABQ, employee giving campaign, ribbon cutting at Northern New Mexico college and more...

Connections Newsletter September 2013

September 2013

This issue highlights Community Programs supports regional education, Reliability Technology wins Los Alamos award, Hazmat Challenge and more...

Connections Newsletter August 2013

August 2013

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This issue highlights R&D 100 winners, celebrating the Lab's 70th anniversary, two new exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum, and more...

Connections Newsletter July 2013

July 2013

This issue highlights volunteering employees recognized, pilot summer program supports science teachers, Lab school drive starts, and more...

Connections Newsletter June 2013

June 2013

This issue highlights environmental cleanup, Director testifies before Senate subcommitte, 70th anniversary app, and more...

Connections Newsletter May 2013

May 2013

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This issue highlights innovation celebrations, Roadrunner supercomputer, Supercomputing Challenge and LANL Foundation winners, and more...

Connections Newsletter April 2013

April 2013

This issue highlights upcoming talks on the Mars Rover Curiosity, the Director considering our past and planning for the future, how we are safeguarding the electrical grid, and more...

Connections Newsletter March 2013

March 2013

This issue highlights a new Native American Venture Acceleration Fund, Los Alamos teams that won regional Science Bowl and MathCount competitions and how the Lab is helping better understand the Hepatitis C virus.


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