Jim Sims, a long time resident of Los Alamos and engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was remembered May 30, as the scholarship created in his name was awarded to graduating Los Alamos High School seniors Joshua Dyer and Zoe Challacombe.
Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams. Sims was a gifted Mechanical Engineer with a distinguished career. He was essential to the success of highly visible programs that have enhanced the scientific and engineering reputation of the Laboratory. Sims also was committed to mentoring young engineers, designers, and students, generously sharing his knowledge and experience.
Joshua Dyer is the son of Rick Dyer and Debra Gentile. He plans to study Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State, where he will start in the fall.
Zoe Challacombe is the daughter of Matt and Jean Challacombe. She will attend UC San Diego in the fall where she plans to study Computer Science and Engineering.
The Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization that supports, challenges and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students.
To learn more about the LAPS Foundation, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.