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Former LANL Manager Steve Younger Lands Top Job At Sandia

on February 2, 2017 - 11:27pm
Sandia National Laboratories' signature centrifuge is one of  the tools used in stockpile stewardship and national security work. Under a new contract, a former LANL physicist assumes the director’s post. Photo by Randy Montoya/SNL

Steve Younger

Los Alamos Daily Post

Close observers of the nuclear weapons complex might have been surprised last month by the news that Lockheed Martin’s long run as manager of Sandia National Laboratories would come to an end after 23 years at the job.

For Steve Younger, who will become the new SNL director May 1, the change of

Changes Announced To LANL Foundation Education & Community Grants Process

on February 2, 2017 - 4:34pm

LANL News:

ESPAÑOLA—The LANL Foundation supports the work of schools, nonprofits and community programs in Northern New Mexico through its grants program. Changes have been made to the grantmakingprocess to assure fair distribution of funds and alignment of outside programs with Foundation strategies.

Public school districts, nonprofit New Mexico educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and Pueblo/Tribal communities are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2500. The individual grant amount was increasedfrom $1,500 to be more impactful.

BSMA Seeks Volunteers To Staff Souvenir Kiosk At Bradbury Science Museum

on February 2, 2017 - 9:24am

Bradbury Science Museum Association's Ryn Herrmann assists local shopper Katy Korkos to make her selections recently at the Gadgets Museum Store Kiosk. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Volunteers are needed to help operate the Gadgets Museum Store Kiosk, which is run by volunteers of the Bradbury Science Museum Association inside the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Katie Herrmann

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) needs volunteers to help operate Gadgets, the museum’s souvenir kiosk.

The Bradbury Science Museum is open 7-days a week and the BSMA seeks to

John Yeager Wins Presidential Early Career Award

on January 31, 2017 - 7:56pm

John Yeager is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • Award honors leading early-career scientists and engineers

John Yeager of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Explosives Science and Technology group is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The Presidential Early Career Awards are intended to encourage and accelerate American innovation to grow our economy and tackle our greatest challenges.

“I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Relief For Victims Of Radiation Exposure

on January 30, 2017 - 11:17am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have renewed efforts to expand restitution for New Mexicans and others who have been affected by exposure to radiation during the development and testing of nuclear weapons in the Cold War by reintroducing the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).  
Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) joined Udall and Heinrich in introducing the bill that would expand compensation eligibility to more areas of New Mexico, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Montana,

First GPS Data Release To Boost Space-weather Science

on January 30, 2017 - 9:32am

An image illustrating the six orbital planes in which GPS satellites (‘navigational satellites’ or ns) fly around Earth. This configuration shows the orbits just before the start of this solar cycle’s biggest geomagnetic storm, which occurred March 17, 2015. The darkest orbital lines indicate the position of the satellites in that moment; the lightest lines indicate where they were 12 hours prior. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

Today, more than 16 years of

C’YA Event Salutes 94 Individuals And Organizations

on January 30, 2017 - 8:34am
Director's Choice Award nominees Donald Poston and Kitty Gandee. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
Adults who make a difference in the lives of children. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
Champions of Youth Ambitions

Saturday, many braved the snowy conditions that cancelled local community activities to salute the 94 individuals and organizations that work to make our community one worth living in every day.

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), along with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the Los Alamos Community Development Corporation showcased a variety of


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