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LANL Named Among Top Employers By Latina Style Inc

Forty-five percent of the LANL’s female workforce is Latina, including from top left, Elaine Martinez, logistics maintenance; Crystal Alarid, safe-deployed security; Sara Del Valle, information systems and modeling; and Elaine Cordova, classified systems service. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Surveyed readers rank top 50 companies for Latina training, mentorship, retention and promotion

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. LANL ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data.

“Latinas represent


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LANL Helps Family YMCA Provide Community Childcare

LANL-TRIAD provide grant to The Family YMCA to support afterschool and full day childcare for Los Alamos Public School staff and community members. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory-TRIAD, LLC recently awarded a grant to The Family YMCA to support afterschool and full day childcare for Los Alamos Public School staff and community members.

The $15,000 grant to the Y will help LAPS staff and community members needing financial assistance for childcare, support Y staff training in Neurosequential and Social Emotional learning, and help fund supplies for an enhanced


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2020 AFRL Fellow Advances Nation’s Space Technology

Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Michael Starks standing in front of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that carried AFRL’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) satellite into orbit on Jun. 25, 2019. DSX was designed and built at AFRL, and is successfully conducting new research to advance understanding of the Van Allen radiation belts and their effect on spacecraft components. Courtesy/AFRL

AFRL News: 

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) commander, Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, recently announced the sought-after annual AFRL Fellow


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N3B: LANL Individual Permit Status Meeting Oct. 28

N3B News:

The Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and its cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) will host the required semi-annual meeting for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Individual Permit.

This meeting is 5:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and will be conducted virtually.

The Individual Permit authorizes the discharge of storm water from LANL sites where historical industrial activities occurred.

Discussion topics for the meeting include:

  • Draft Permit Update
  • 2020 Storm Water Season
  • Overview of Maintenance

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Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Identifies Potential Safety Hazards In Transuranic Waste Processing At LANL

A crew prepares a waste shipment at LANL for transport to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Courtesy/DOE

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

In a letter dated Sept. 24 to Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Acting Chairman Thomas A. Summers updated the Secretary on potential safety hazards in transuranic waste storage, handling and processing across Los Alamos National Laboratory facilities.

The Board has found that safety bases for both National Nuclear Security Administration and Environmental Management


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Brings Next-Generation HPC In Fight To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Chicoma high-performance computing platform to support the nation’s response to COVID-19. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed the installation of a next-generation high-performance computing platform, with aim to enhance its ongoing R&D efforts in support of the nation’s response to COVID-19.

Named Chicoma, the new platform is poised to demonstrate Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new HPE Cray EX supercomputer architecture for solving complex scientific problems.

“As extensive social and economic impacts from COVID-19 continue to grip


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Centerra-Los Alamos Supports Community Through Annual Donation To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

Centerra-Los Alamos continues its longtime annual support of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) with a $10,000 contribution during a check presentation Tuesday in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper in downtown Los Alamos. Centerra officials presenting the check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla, from left, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Assurance Director Rick Gandenberger, Business Management Director Graig Newell and General Manager Lennie Upshaw. This generous donation from Centerra helps support UWNNM in its mission to improve the lives of children


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