Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Content Navigation
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Students Who Inspire

Since 1943, some of the world’s smartest and most dedicated technical people have accomplished the difficult, the unexpected, and what sometimes seems impossible at Los Alamos

STUDENT SUCCESSES Multi-dimensional careers in science and technology

x Mentored by David Fox and his algal biofuels team, Tarryn Miller is focused on cyanobacteria—microscopic solar energy refineries that convert the sun’s energy and atmospheric carbon to energy sources. She's convinced that these fast-growing photosynthetic bacteria may solve the world’s energy crisis.
x “LANL is helping me down my career path by giving me exposure to resources I wouldn’t get anywhere else. I get to work in the physics field and experience it," says undergrad Zoe Martin. Currently, Martin runs computer simulations to model a set of experiments completed on the OMEGA laser.
x One cadet partnered with Los Alamos scientists to work with RAPTOR, the Lab's robotic optical telescope array that independently scans the universe and can also be used to detect objects orbiting Earth. Other military students predicted a meteor's potential effect on an urban community.
x Bangladeshi Ayesha Arefin knows first-hand how invaluable science and technology are to improving the world’s conditions. The student researcher helps develop methods to improve toxicology and disease research while she volunteers at a local AIDS family support center.
x Rock aficionado Ian Stone researches carbon sequestration to determine the best methods to capture the greenhouse gas that increases global warming. As an evocative nature photographer and poet, he also integrates science and art to better understand the natural world.
x Astounded by rolling blackouts, Alexis Kaplan was inspired to discover how nuclear energy could provide a sustainable solution to our energy crisis. She says the Lab’s multidiscipline and cooperative environment is the perfect place to develop new technologies.
x Rock climber, biology student and radiation physics intern Burgandy Brock tackles challenges with gusto. She says the Lab inspires her to learn more, and to teach others—including local Pueblo residents—about preserving and monitoring the complex natural environment.

Innovations for a secure nation

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

The Argus II will help people blinded by the rare hereditary disease retinitis pigmentosa or seniors suffering from severe macular degeneration.

» All Innovations

LANL Calendar

Contact LANL

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Journalist Queries
Communications Office
(505) 667-7000

Directory Assistance
(505) 667-5061

All Contacts, Media

Visit Blogger Join Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter See our Flickr Photos Watch Our YouTube Videos Find Us on LinkedIn Find Us on iTunesFind Us on GooglePlayFind Us on Instagram