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STEM Education

Los Alamos is committed to investing and partnering in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives and programs that have a positive impact on student achievement while addressing community pipeline and regional workforce needs.
August 22, 2013
2013 Science Bowl Winners

Students from Los Alamos Middle School celebrate their victory at the 2013 New Mexico Regional Science Bowl.

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  • Kurt Steinhaus
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  • Janelle Vigil-Maestas
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"Support of education matters because a substantial part of our workforce is drawn from Northern New Mexico." – LANL Director Charlie McMillan
Charlie McMillan, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Director McMillan on investing in education

Investing in the future

Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), which operates LANL, is committed to providing a positive and sustainable impact on our region by leveraging direct and indirect community investments in education.

LANS invests more than $1 million each year to enhance educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education regionally and nationally.

Promoting education

Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan wrote an opinion piece, Early inspiration needed to create STEM literacy, for the Albuquerque Journal. He listed three things we all can do to inspire chilldren to scientific literacy and possibly a career at one of New Mexico's national laboratories:

  1. Spark scientific inspiration in the children around you. Cultivate curiosity.
  2. When the going gets tough, encourage them to keep going.
  3. Create an enriched environment early.

McMillan also was part of a 2013 TEDx event in Albuquerque. (TEDx was built as a venue for sharing ideas. TEDxABQ was designed to celebrate New Mexico’s communities, organizations, and individuals.) View TEDxABQ talks

In 2013

  • 948 students did internships at LANL
  • Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund awarded $411,500 in scholarships to 73 Northern New Mexico students
  • LANL employees requested more than 3,500 hours of science education community service time

Innovations for a secure nation

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

The Argus II will help people blinded by the rare hereditary disease retinitis pigmentosa or seniors suffering from severe macular degeneration.

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