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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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  • Executive Office Director (acting)
  • Carole G. Rutten
  • Community Programs Office
  • (505) 664-0275
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  • Education
  • Janelle Vigil-Maestas
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  • Toll Free: 1-888-841-8256
"Support of education matters because a substantial part of our workforce is drawn from Northern New Mexico." – Lab 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 Los Alamos National Laboratory, 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. He listed three things we all can do to inspire children 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 participated in the latest TEDx event in Albuquerque. (TEDx was built as a venue for sharing ideas and designed to celebrate communities, organizations, and individuals.)

In 2014

  • LANL Supported more than 25 regional K-20 math and science education programs
  • Employed 1,880 student interns
  • Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund awarded $419,500 in scholarships to 73 northern New Mexico students
  • Provided more than 2,721 hours of science education community service time

Innovations for a secure nation

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Scientists are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the World's poorest regions.  

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P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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