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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August 2019

Governor’s STEM Challenge; Laboratory hosts community event for nonprofits; Identification for satellites solves growing space-traffic problems; Myles Cartelli modifies off-road vehicles for extreme rock crawling; Lab supports summer STEM programs at San Ildefonso Pueblo;...

Connections Newsletter July 2019

July 2019

Innovative summer camp aims to change math mindset; teens get introduction to entrepreneurship in Española; All-woman team commands rock-zapping laser on Mars;...

Connections Newsletter June 2019

June 2019

Española company wins $52 million subcontract with Lab; 116 Northern New Mexico students receive $773,500 from Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund; Española students learn while having fun; Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation; Lab employee Katya Davydenko focuses on working dogs...

Connections Newsletter May 2019

May 2019

Two New Mexico small businesses win national awards; Lab employees volunteer on nonprofit projects; Governor designates October 30 “Rudolfo Anaya I Love to Read Day”;How fire influences moisture in burned soil; Lab employee Bill Priedhorsky enjoys exploring the outdoors,...

Connections Newsletter April 2019

April 2019

Lab, Northern New Mexico College launch radiation protection course to fill high-demand jobs; Food drive helps those in need; School Board thanks Laboratory for donated equipment; Self-sustaining energy for remote locations...

Connections Newsletter December 2018

March 2019

Lab reports on its environmental performance; video-based technology detects damage to bridges, vehicles, aircraft; Lab employee Jocelyn Buckley conquered her fear of flying; RoboRave makes science hands-on for NNM students...

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...