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Children submit Earth Day Posters, scholarships, more
May 2, 2018
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The winning entry from Eoghan Pena-Gonzales.


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"I am excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to further strengthening the Laboratory’s relationship with all of our state and local government officials."- David Trujillo

Children submit Earth Day Posters

More than 300 elementary students from across Northern New Mexico submitted original art in celebration of Earth Day to the Laboratory’s annual Earth Day poster contest. First prize went to Eoghan Pena-Gonzales, a first grader at San Ildefonso Day School. Pena-Gonzales’ piece is joined by 30 other winning pieces from students across the region. The students developed the original posters based on this year’s theme, “My Small Acts Make a Difference.” See all the winning posters here.


basketball girlJustina Coriz, a 2017 recipient of a Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship is currently studying business administration at Haskell Indian Nations University

Scholarships available for Nontraditional Students & Native American Students Seeking Business Degrees

The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, is currently accepting applications for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships and Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships. This year, both one-time awards have increased from $1000 to $1500.

Tribal Business Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems. Regional College/Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarships support adult, nontraditional students returning to school to seek additional training or a new career opportunity.

For more information, visit the LANL Foundation website.


AnayaAuthor Rudolfo Anaya is a partner in the reading program.

Sign up for the Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program

The third annual Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program will kick off June 5 and run through August 15. Elementary students in grades K–6 from Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Rio Arriba, and Santa Fe counties (including tribal schools) are invited to participate. The Laboratory is proud to support the program, which is a collaboration between the Christopher Montalvo Memorial Fund and noted author Rudolfo Anaya. Participants must keep a record of books read, and all students will receive recognition for participating. There are additional prizes for the students who read the most books. The Rudolfo Anaya Summer Reading Program is partnering with the Espanola Public Library for reading activities on the following dates:

June 7, 11 a.m–1 p.m.

July 12, 11 a.m–1 p.m.

Aug 9,  11 a.m–1 p.m.


David Trujillo named Lab government affairs representative

Northern New Mexico native David Trujillo has been named the new head of state and local government affairs for Los Alamos National Laboratory. “I am excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to further strengthening the Laboratory’s relationship with all of our state and local government officials,” says Trujillo, who was previously deputy county manager for Rio Arriba County. He replaces Rick Ulibarri, who is retiring from the Laboratory after more than three decades of service.