Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Community Connections

Monthly news and opportunities for the Laboratory's neighbors and friends, with a primary focus on economic development, education and community giving.

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Connections Newsletter December 2018

February 2019

Lab volunteer supports STEM education effort; Nonprofit works to build self-reliance across NNM; New work at Lab to create improved polymer fuel cells; New exhibit at museum...

Connections Newsletter December 2018

December 2018

Business brewing in Taos;Bradbury Science Museum offers informal ways to learn about Lab; Searching for life on Europa; Math Teacher Leader session, Electric Car Challenge, LAESF scholarship more...

Connections Newsletter October 2018

October 2018

New contractor takes over Nov. 1 at Lab; tribal businesses receive Native American VAF awards; investments boost revenue, create jobs; Lab team travels world dealing with radioactive material no longer in use; rehabilitating wild animals; more...

Connections Newsletter September 2018

September 2018

Innovative early learning center opens in Santa Fe, planting seeds with historically black colleges and universities, construction firm graduates from Lab mentoring program, Back to School Drive, scholarships, NM Small Business Program, more...

Connections Newsletter August 2018

August 2018

Lab volunteers support STEM programs, DisrupTech connects researchers with businesses, novel long range wireless sensor network monitors remote areas, Spotlight: Hard riding and straight shooting, more...

Connections Newsletter July 2018

July 2018

Back to School Drive helps students; program studies the best way to improve girls’ success in STEM activities; seven Northern New Mexico businesses awarded funds to boost growth; Manhattan Project legend turns 100, more...

Connections Newsletter June 2018

June 2018

Furniture reuse program benefits schools, tribes; projectY hub for entrepreneurs; Lab computers show how viruses invade host cell; Lab employee Sheryl Bailey directing plays, more...

Connections Newsletter May 2018

May 2018

Volunteers support local programs, Lab Sustainability Fair showcases green small businesses, new high-resolution Earth-modeling system announced, more...

Connections Newsletter April 2018

April 2018

Math festival, renovating historic homes, powering NASA's missions on Mars, future of East Jemez mountains, more...

Connections Newsletter March 2018

March 2018

Supporting regional businesses, teaming for robotics, Big Brothers, Big Sisters makes impact, HIV-1 vaccine in human trial now, more...

Connections Newsletter February 2018

February 2018

Nearly $1.9 million grant benefits students, communities; awards spur growth in pueblo businesses; collaborating for most impact by focusing on behavioral health; using quantum dots to reduce the cost of solar power, more...

Connections Newsletter December 2017- January 2018

December 2017-January 2018

Hour of Code introduces students to computer programming; Lab researchers join new entrepreneurial training program; Fighting tuberculosis with better diagnostics; Santa Fe’s Fiesta Queen...

Connections Newsletter November 2017

November 2017

Mentoring Café gives middle-schoolers taste of science; scientists “speed date” with small businesses; food drive makes the holidays brighter for local families; Curiosity’s ChemCam zaps a half million Martian rocks; “Painting” nature one frame at a time...

Connections Newsletter October 2017

October 2017

Summit highlights the region’s potential for economic growth; lab’s Math and Science Academy partners with Pojoaque Valley School District; record-breaking Back to School Drive helps area youth; high-resolution scan shows inside of Bisti Beast skull; interpreting traditional retablos in a fun and whimsical way...

Connections Newsletter September 2017

September 2017

Lab volunteers construct Habitat for Humanity house; ¡Arriba! internship program helps students develop professional skills; middle schoolers prepare for statewide Electric Car Challenge; students merge computer-generated images with the real world to win award; engineering solutions to national security challenges...

Connections Newsletter August 2017

August 2017

Santa Fe company partners with Lab to grow business; Back to School Drive underway through Aug. 7; teachers attend Summer Math Institute; Northern New Mexico's water shows no risk to human health; Lab employee crowned Queen of the Española Fiesta...

Connections Newsletter July 2017

July 2017

Community leaders discuss future of Northern New Mexico; young women attend summer physics camp; two-week course focuses on understanding the world around us...

Connections Newsletter June 2017

June 2017

Ostriches, environment, long-distance running...

Connections Newsletter May 2017

May 2017

Training brings diverse leaders together; San Ildefonso and Taos Day Schools teachers complete learning journey; astrophysicist connects with local kids; showcasing talented Lab employees...

Connections Newsletter April 2017

April 2017

Special advocates support youth; CASA First—volunteer, better a child’s life; Lab’s economic impact benefits NNM; endangered animals; robots at NNM College...

Connections Newsletter March 2017

March 2017

Bradbury Science Museum Association receives $5K for youth science field trips; Native American Venture Acceleration Fund awards; pollution prevention eliminates waste before it’s produced; Scientist Ambassador Academy connects Lab employees and public ...

Connections Newsletter February 2017

February 2017

New leadership training underway; Lab’s Math and Science Academy seeks partnership school; $2.5 million approved for Community Commitment Plan; Lab development considers environmental impacts; Bruce Lee inspires Lab employee to learn martial arts...

Connections Newsletter January 2017

January 2017

Northern New Mexico selected for TechHire Initiative; giving drives and campaigns have an impact; leaders from area colleges discuss STEM education; cultural resources on the Pajarito Plateau, and more...

Connections Newsletter December 2016

December 2016

Science-themed gifts available at the Bradbury; Lab positions local women business owners for success; Smoking damages DNA; Snow angel; and more...

Connections Newsletter November 2016

November 2016

Laboratory helps veterans seeking employment; Make Thanksgiving brighter for a local family; Forecasting the flu in New Mexico; Lab employee helps veterans find work; and more...

Connections Newsletter October 2016

October 2016

Lab named a top-50 employer for Latina women; Science museum to receive gift shop, volunteer opportunities, donations, and more; cheap solar for NNM; and more...

Connections Newsletter September 2016

September 2016

Great opportunity for Native American-owned businesses; 900 backpacks donated to local youth; computer modeling helps manage wildfires; and more...

Connections Newsletter August 2016

August 2016

From Los Alamos summer student to Lab scientist; area teachers benefit from professional development; Math and Science Academy encourages collaborative work environments; money goes to Venture Acceleration Fund; TEDxLANL talks available on YouTube; and more...

Connections Newsletter July 2016

July 2016

Rio Arriba Leadership Summit addresses challenges, opportunities; Small business and Lab honored for mentoring partnership; First endowed position created at Santa Fe Community College; and more...

Connections Newsletter June 2016

June 2016

Area businesses receive funding; Española team wins big at RoboRave; risk of Zika virus low in New Mexico; and more...

Connections Newsletter May 2016

May 2016

Win big prizes in new summer reading contest; youth receive $570K; Poeh Cultural Center wins grant; preparing the Lab for workforce needs; and more...

Connections Newsletter April 2016

April 2016

The Red & Black Ball raises nearly $82,000 for youth; RoboRave brings science to life; Major Subcontractors Consortium sharpens its focus; and more...

Connections Newsletter March 2016

March 2016

My Brother's Keeper event sparks interest in STEM careers for Santa Fe Indian Schoool students; Easing the pain of grant writing with free grant writing assistance; the Laboratory's volunteer program helps nonprofits in northern New Mexico; and more...

Connections Newsletter February 2016

February 2016

Four tribal businesses receive Native American VAF awards; Hour of Code sparks interest in computer science; Food and gift drives help make holidays brighter for regional families; Southwestern piñon forests likely to disappear by end of century; A personal message from Kathy Keith, Community Programs Director; and more...