New technology under development at the Lab might not only reduce the three-ounce bottle restriction for air travelers, it could also have applications for medical imaging and even food processing.Read more
Launched by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and its employees, retirees, and contractors in 1998, the Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund has provided almost $3 million to regional students so far. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 18, so it's not too early to start working on an application. Read more
This year’s Thanksgiving food drive was a rousing success with enough food and turkeys collected to fill 688 food baskets. Food was distributed to the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen, Taos Feeds Taos, Espanola Valley Toy Run Inc,. St Vincent de Paul, Wings of Hope, St. Elizabeth Shelter, and Adelante Program for homeless students. Read more
The Espanola Valley Humane Society has lots of activities in December that could use a helping hand. Perhaps one of these will fit your schedule.Read more
On Monday, January 3, the LANL Conference on Education will present “A Day with Ruby Payne—What Teachers Need to Know: A Framework for Understanding Poverty.” The purpose of the session is to help educators improve the education of children from poverty.Read more
In a world that needs more qualified STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals, one New Mexico company, STEMArts, is trying to engage children at an early age by bringing together learning, creativity, and fun.Read more
The new year brings science activities for regional students and teachers: Science Bowls, MATHCOUNTS, Alternative Fuel Challenge, and RoboRave. Read more
In conjunction with the Hispanic College Fund, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) MUST Project will accept applications through February 1, 2011. Each year, the program supports 100 undergraduate students who are deemed to be underrepresented and underserved in STEM fields by U.S. Census and American Community Survey data. Read more
New Mexico Tech presents a unique opportunity for Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and engineers interested in pursuing a master's degree as they position themselves for project and team management. Read more
Northern New Mexico Connect, the Laboratory's collection of economic development programs, recently held an event to recognize entrepreneurs and partners that make a contribution to the local economy. Read more
The most recent Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) Fall Conference took place in New Mexico. Read more
The Lab’s Communications Office has launched a new quarterly online publication titled Why. Its first issue contains articles on the nation’s energy infrastructure, Manhattan Project history, how Lab scientists are working to create the world’s strongest magnetic field, and even looks into “a day in the life” of two Lab employees. Read more
The Lab has begun using a diesel-hydraulic hybrid truck for daily garbage pickup, improving fuel efficiency by 30 percent and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by even more.Read more
From Our Office Director
A Quick Year in Review . . . and Happy Holidays!
It's difficult to believe that 2010 is coming to a close. It was a good year—one filled with accomplishments worth remembering and celebrating!
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