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First painting added to Bradbury Science Museum’s permanent collection
December 21, 2020
“The Powder Men” by John Hull was painted in 1992.

“The Powder Men” by John Hull was painted in 1992.

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First painting added to Bradbury Science Museum’s permanent collection

“The Powder Men,” by John Hull has become the first painting to join the fine art category of the Bradbury Science Museum’s permanent collection. The painting depicts Los Alamos physicist (and the artist’s father) McAllister Hull introducing eight newly-arrived “powder men” (a nickname for men working with raw explosives powder) to their mission: casting explosive lenses for Fat Man, the plutonium bomb developed during the Manhattan Project years of the Laboratory. The Bradbury is grateful to the Hull family for gifting this remarkable painting to the Museum in 2003. Three generations — McAllister, John and Isaac Hull (John’s son) — are listed on the donation record. McAllister Hull, a longtime physics professor (including at the University of New Mexico), died in 2011. 

Elizabeth Coronado wins True Hero Award

Elizabeth Coronado, founder of the Laboratory’s Girls in STEM initiative has won a 2020 New Mexico Magazine True Hero Award for her work with the education project. Girls in STEM is a unique outreach program for girls in Northern New Mexico who come from single-parent homes or the foster care system, face homelessness or a lack of utilities, or have parents who are struggling with drug addiction or are incarcerated. The program supports these girls in overcoming their difficult circumstances and pursuing STEM careers, providing critical skills classes and workshops that cultivate participants' future success. It is enabled by a mentoring team Coronado has staffed with employees from the Laboratory, volunteers from collaborating nonprofits, school leaders, and women in STEM advocacy groups.