Portales Junior High news — April 27

Catapult launch reminder Science teacher Laura Debusk reports that the Portales Junior High honors science classes will be launching catapults at 2 p.m. Friday. The project has been a year-long effort.

Physicist talks about speculative science fiction at lectureship

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Los Alamos native and Physicist Ian Tregillis was the guest of honor for the 34th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on Friday. Tregillis spoke about science fiction and fantasy in the next decade. “Speculative fiction writers have a very long history in predicting the future,” Tregillis said. “We have an […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lectureship this week, “Mythbusters” tonight

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Wednesday’s weather is much like the rest of the week … dry and windy, with plenty of sun. Highs are in the 70s. Did you know? The Eastern New Mexico University Jack Williamson Science Fiction Lectureship, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is in its […]

Science captures students’ minds

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Project Green House, volcano research, painting the globe, and paper transformer are four programs taking on special significance for science students at Elida Schools. The green house project helps students learn to plant and care of plants. Vigo Torske, a science teacher at Elida, said they started the green […]

ENMU hosting annual math and science night at James Elementary

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will hold its annual family math and science night March 9 at R.M. James Elementary School. “We do it every semester,” said Catrina Steptoe, secretary of the communication committee for the program for second- and third-graders. This is the third family math and science night […]

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Feb. 23 ENMU Briefs

ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is set to host the 52nd Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair for sixth- through 12-graders in the Campus Union Building on Saturday. The fair is scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 2 p.m., with the awards assembly to start at 3 […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as a dispatcher in Clovis for 14 years, she moved to working in Portales last year. Stress diet: I love my job. […]

ENMU hosting 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Step into the world behind the other worlds of science fiction. Thursday and Friday, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, which features speeches and panel discussions by science fiction writers and editors. Lectureship organizer Patrice Caldwell said writers are solitary people, but when […]

March 29, 2009 PJHS news

Students headed to state science fair Four PJHS students earned honors at the recent science fair competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Coby Carter was awarded second place in the junior division for his Transportation in Energy project. Haley Madden garnered second place for her project in Physics and Astronomy. The team of Hannah Christensen […]

Editorial: Science, not politics, should guide drug laws

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the federal government will effectively end the Bush administration’s policy of raiding medical marijuana distributors who are operating legally under state law. The decision is welcome and long-overdue news and in line with promises President Barack Obama made repeatedly along the campaign trail. Of course, this simple statement will […]

March 8, PJHS News

NMSBA nears Students will begin the language arts and math sections of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment March 24-26. When school resumes after spring break, students will take the science and social studies section April 7-9. Nine-weeks tests Teachers have had students finishing projects and assignments as they begin reviewing for their third-quarter tests […]

March 8, Honors

Eastern New Mexico University Fifty-six students from the Portales area are attending Eastern New Mexico University and are among the 558 students on the 2008 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. They and their majors are: Kalynn Baldock, dairy science; Hannah Richards, biology; Jeremy Andrade, tech comp; Rodolfo Arceo, Spanish; Sylvia Baltazar, criminal justice; Monica Best, […]

Bill protects ‘controversial science’ teaching

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure pending in the Senate Education Committee would

Feb. 11, 2009 Floyd news

School News The Science Fair continues Wednesday and Thursday at the Community Center. Kindergarten through fourth-grade students are set to see a Zoo to You presentation Wednesday. Second- through fourth-graders are to see a Roosevelt County Electric Safety Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday. There is no school Friday or, due to President’s Day, Monday. The […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair winnersDavid Bass, principal, and Lana Powell, science teacher, announce these winners of the 2009 Dora School Science Fair:• Earth Science – first, The Earth Layers, Kyle Burress; second, Volcanoes, Ismael Machado; third, Up Draft, Chase Varnell• Physics – first, Goin Showin Safely, Koby Cone; second, Under Pressure Ball Bouncing Dynamics, Dylan Privett; third, […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair Dora students have been working hard on science projects. Their entries will be exhibited during school hours on Tuesday, and until noon on Wednesday at the Dora Community Building. BPA places Members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the Regional Conference in Fort Sumner on Jan. 17. Colleen […]

Just because science can, doesn’t mean science should

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older than […]

Farmers have field day

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico State University Science Center’s held its annual field day on Thursday — a short of show and tell for the center. The more than 100 farmers and residents from Curry and Roosevelt Counties that attended were taken on a tour of the center’s field projects. “I don’t […]