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Mixing high-tech with a personal touch
by Bonnie Gordo
Article reprinted from www.LAMONITOR.com

A unique program requires a unique approach. UNM-Los Alamos Applied Technologies Program Coordinator Dr. Irina Alvestad spearheads a program that combines high tech knowledge with hands on skills. She is involved in every aspect of new associate degree program that rolled out this fall with a cohort of 14 students

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Internships at LANL a golden opportunity for UNM-LA students

Both Austin Brown and Joel Runnels are future engineers and both are highly successful UNM-LA students with internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). But while Runnels is a college freshman, just out of high school, Brown is a 26 year old father who tried other career paths before settling on engineering. “I absolutely love it at UNM-LA,” said Brown. “The classes are great. UNM-LA is the nearest thing to an engineering school, and now with the internship, I’m working with a LANL engineer on his projects. I go from the classroom to working with my mentor and having him explain how things truly apply. Most students are just

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UNM-LA introduces Solar Technology program
UNM-Los Alamos is letting the sun shine in with its new Solar Technology Concentration, recently added to the Associate of Science in Applied Technologies degree. The popular Applied Technologies program trains technicians in a variety of fields, including nanotechnology, electro-mechanical and manufacturing technology, as well as solar technology. The Applied Technologies program attracts students who want to combine high tech knowledge with hands-on skills. A certificate program in Solar Technology is also available. The solar program got off the ground in Spring

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