Media advisory: breakfast and brilliance . . .
- Nancy Ambrosiano
- Communications Office
- (505) 665-0471
Los Alamos hosts community leaders’ breakfast and science outreach event
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., October 17, 2012—Media are invited to the annual celebration of Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects, “Creating Our Tomorrows, LDRD Day 2012” on October 23, at which cutting-edge research concepts will be presented in poster form with the scientists available in person to describe their work.
LDRD funding supports the most advanced, high-risk ideas at Los Alamos. Many of the Laboratory’s successes, which range from the heavens (the Earth’s radiation belts and their effects on satellites) to the Earth (the accelerated cleanup of the Rocky Flats site near Denver), can be traced to LDRD.
Preceding LDRD Day is a community leaders breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan and Los Alamos Site Office manager Kevin Smith will speak to invited community leaders. The Lab hosts these breakfasts to allow community leaders to hear updates about Laboratory operations.
What: Community Leaders Breakfast and LDRD Day.
When: LDRD Posters: 9:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. October 23, 2012
Where: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder conference center, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Pojoaque, N.M.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.