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October 2010

From Solar Winds to Dropped Cell Phone Calls

We frequently don’t think about the thousands of satellites far above our heads that we rely on for our cell phones to work, our electrical grid to function, or to figure out where we are through the Global Positioning System. Outer space is an extreme and hostile environment that can be more than a little rough on electrical equipment. Read more


United Way Campaign Update

To encourage employees to participate in this year's Employee Giving Campaign, the Laboratory, with the help of many other individuals and organizations, is holding a number of special events and incentives. Read more

Many Ways to Help Local Children

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico has a proven track record of helping children avoid problems with drugs and alcohol, improving school attendance, and increasing confidence in their relationships at school and home. Read more


November Family and Youth Leadership Institute

Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Back-to-School Family Institute and 12th Annual Youth Leadership Institute scheduled for November 4 and 5 at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort in Santa Fe.Read more

"Guiding Good Choices" Class Available for Parents Starting November 1

Family Strengths Network will hold a series of training sessions, designed for parents of children in the fourth through eighth grades, called "Guiding Good Choices" on Mondays from November 1 through the 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hot Rocks Java Café in Los Alamos. Read more

Lab Hosts Record Number of Students and Postdocs This Summer

This year, the Lab attracted a record number of students, with the July population numbering more than 1,100 individuals working in technical and nontechnical fields Read more

Lab Hosts High-Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum

As is now tradition, the Lab's Bradbury Science Museum will host its 17th annual High-Tech Halloween. Held in conjunction with Los Alamos's Trick or Treat on Mainstreet activities, High-Tech Halloween will open its doors from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29, for a variety of science demonstrations and activities. Read more


Calling All New Mexico Entrepreneurs

The New Mexico Economic Development Department and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions are holding a two-day economic development event on October 14 and 15 in Albuquerque. Read more

NMBio Holds October Meeting

The New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (NMBio) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road, in Los Alamos. Read more

Second LDRD Day a Success

The Lab held its second annual LDRD (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) Day this September with more than 40 scientists presenting posters and more than 200 people in attendance. Read more


Ready, Willing, and Able to Respond to Lab Emergencies

Each year, to fulfill its Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) requirements, the Lab holds a full-scale emergency exercise to test its ability to respond to real-world hazards. Read more

Lab researcher named Fellow of American Ceramic Society

Quanxi Jia, of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at the Lab, has been selected as a 2010 American Ceramic Society Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts and sciences. Read more


From Our Office Director

Support for Quality Teaching and Learning

Kurt photoIn 2006, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) took over management of the Lab and put its Community Commitment Plan in place.

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The Community Programs Office is the lead organization for developing community support to accomplish LANL's national security and science mission by: (a) connecting LANL with Northern New Mexico, (b) providing clear communications, and (c) managing the LANS community investments.


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