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On The Job: ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team

On the job Thursday are members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ‘Challenge: Tomorrow’ Traveling Trailer Team from the Bradbury Science Museum. The team gathered in a local driveway to mock up the layout of their trailers. From left, Stacy Baker, Jonathan Creel, Jennifer Cline and BSM Director Linda Deck. They are developing two trailers in which to travel to festivals, STEM events and schools and universities around New Mexico. The trailers will carry experiential components that Lab staff will use to help people understand what LANL scientists are working on to make a better tomorrow.


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Los Alamos National Laboratory 2020 Year In Review

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Looking back over 2020, Director Thom Mason said it is the 13,000 Laboratory employees that he is most proud of … how they have stepped up and met the challenges of a global pandemic.

LANL Director Thom Mason

Just shifting that large number of employees from working onsite to working remotely was quite an endeavor and Mason commended the employees on having adapted so well.

“Those employees that had to be onsite were safer by not having more people here,” he said during a recent


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National Nuclear Security Administration Job Fair Jan. 27

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although candidates will have the opportunity to register and submit resumes the day of the event.

The registration link is available here.

During the virtual job fair, candidates will have the opportunity to browse videos about the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) sites. From the virtual lobby, attendees can visit hiring booths, view information for each NSE


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U.S., Canada Complete Nuclear Material Shipping Campaign

Acting NNSA Administrator Dr. William Bookless. Screenshot/LADP

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited President and CEO Richard Sexton. Screenshot/LADP

NNSA News:

  • Material had been used to create life-saving medicines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) announced the completion of a multi-year campaign to repatriate 161 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) liquid target residue material from Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, to the Savannah River Site in Aiken,


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DOE/NNSA: Los Alamos Field Office Proposes Facility For Isotope Production Used In Cancer Therapies

DOE/NNSA News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a categorical exclusion (CX) determination to construct and operate a Light Manufacturing Facility to support DOE/NNSA’s Isotope Production Program.

The Light Manufacturing Facility will be used to for the processing of alpha emitting isotopes that will be shipped throughout the country and be used for varying cancer therapies.

The CX is available here.


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McClenahan: Women Played Vital Roles In Manhattan Project From Scientists To Technicians To Moms

By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

The public and even some historians often have a romantic view of the Manhattan Project: A few brilliant scientists with thick glasses, dressed in white coats, working feverishly, yet often alone in laboratories where a few “eureka” moments led to the development of the world’s first atomic bombs.

The real story is much more complex, involving more people and more programs than most history books share.

Alex Wellerstein, a historian of the Manhattan Project and nuclear secrecy, working at the Stevens Institute of Technology, estimates


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LANL Foundation Awards 22 Career-Bound Students With Spring 2021 Career Pathways Scholarships

LANL Foundation News:

SANTA FE — LANL Foundation announces the recipients of its Spring 2021 Career Pathways Scholarship, awarded to those in pursuit of a two-year degree, trade or certificate.

The 22 recent Career Pathways awardees from Northern New Mexico intend to pursue degrees and certifications in high-demand fields, including Nursing, Information Technology, Radiation Technology, Welding, Computer Science and Business Administration.

These scholars are highly motivated to gain the skills and credentials needed to enter the workforce in their career of choice, with the primary


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