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Los Alamos company awarded National Science Foundation grant and more.
April 1, 2018
The goal of the study is to develop a system that can predict the future emergence of infections.

UbiQD team members measure the electrical output of a window prototype a short walk from the company's headquarters in Los Alamos, NM. CREDIT: UbiQD, Inc.


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"With NSF's support we demonstrated a novel, high-performance sunlight-harvesting window concept in Phase I."- Dr. Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD

Los Alamos company awarded National Science Foundation grant

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based nanotechnology development company, was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The company was a previous recipient of a Venture Acceleration Fund award, and are using technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to produce laminated glass applications that can generate electricity by turning windows into solar collectors. "With NSF's support we demonstrated a novel, high-performance sunlight-harvesting window concept in Phase I," said Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD. "Now with continued funding in Phase II, we plan to optimize for a higher performance-to-cost ratio, scale-up product prototypes, and deploy our windows in pilot installations."


Nature Playtime at the New Mexico Wildlife Center

Children ages 0 to 5 can attend this series of free events.

Nature Playtime for Preschoolers

The Mexico Wildlife Center in Española hosted their first Nature Playtime March 20, giving young children the chance to have fun and learn about the animals and birds around them. The sessions are produced in partnership with Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. The next session takes place on April 17 from 10 - 11 a.m. and is free for all children ages 0 to 5 to attend with their families. For more information email jenny@nmwildlifecenter.org.


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Laboratory Director Terry Wallace speaking at the 75th Anniversary event

Bradbury Science Museum hosts Laboratory 75th Anniversary celebration

Nearly 200 people came to the Bradbury Science Museum March 13 for a public celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Laboratory Director Terry Wallace addressed the attendees, who had the first opportunity to see the new range of apparel sporting the Lab’s official 75th Anniversary logo. Proceeds from the sale of the items support STEM education initiatives across Northern New Mexico. More than $7000 of merchandise was sold on the night, but you can get your own gear from Gadgets, the gift shop at the Bradbury run by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (store hours are here).


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UNMLA offers planning course for people approaching retirement

UNMLA Community Education is offering a 2-session course on planning for retirement, April 21 and May 5. The course outlines why it is important to plan for retirement early, and the lifestyle and financial considerations that need to be addressed. “The next stage of your life is a tremendous opportunity to do new things, go new places, self-actualize, and live the life of your dreams,” says the course’s teacher Jacqueline Gould.