National Laboratory

Steam May Be Visible From LANL Through Weekend

LANL News:

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 7, steam will be released intermittently from a building on Los Alamos National Laboratory property as part of the operational testing of two new steam boilers.

The operation is part of an upgrade project to provide more reliable and efficient heating steam to the Laboratory. The steam will likely produce large steam clouds visible to those in and around Los Alamos County, and some might also be able to hear an intermittent loud noise associated with it.

Only water vapor is being released and poses no risk to people or the environment. The intermittent release Read More

NNSA Extends Triad Management & Operating Contract

NNSA extends Triad’s management and operating contract to Oct. 30, 2028. Courtesy/LANL

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today it has exercised Option Periods 1 through 5 of Triad National Security, LLC’s management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Triad is made up of three members:

The exercise of Option Periods 1 through 5 extends the period of performance of Triad’s contract Read More

Wendy Berhman Selected As New Superintendent Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

MPNHP Superintendent Wendy Berhman

NPS News:

DENVER, Colo. – National Park Service (NPS) Acting Regional Director Kate Hammond announced the selection of Wendy Berhman as the new superintendent for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The park includes three sites at Hanford, Wash.; Los Alamos and Oak Ridge, Tenn., and is administered through a collaborative partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE).

Berhman has worked for the National Park Service for more than 30 years, most recently as program planner for the NPS Washington Office. She began her new assignment today. Read More

LANL Foundation Awards Grants To Three Outstanding Northern New Mexico Organizations

Staff of the LANL Foundation present Communities in Schools of New Mexico with a $10,000 check Wednesday, Nov. 30. From left: Julia Bergen (Executive Director of CISNM), Lauren Iversen (Community Resource Manager of CISNM), Jenny Parks (President and CEO of LANL Foundation), Sylvan Argo (Grants Manager at LANL Foundation), and Michael Dabrieo (Education Enrichment Director at LANL Foundation). Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LANL Foundation News:

ESPAÑOLA — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, in recognition of the extreme circumstances facing Northern New Mexican school Read More

LANL News Roundup: Navajo Code Talkers, TA-55, Hydrogen

History: Remembering WWII’s Navajo Code Talkers

Every year, November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month. This year, the National Security Research Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory honors the occasion with a look back at the incredible history of the Navajo Code Talkers — a group of Native American servicemembers who used simple words and phrases from their unique tribal language to baffle Japanese code breakers and spur Allied victory in World War II’s Pacific theater. Read the full article here. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) shares Read More

Air Force Research Laboratory Joins New Mexico National Labs In Postdoc Speech Competition

Twelve postdoctoral researchers representing the AFRL, SNL, LANL (Kristina Meier, Mary O’Brien, Aaron Patel) and the New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research compete in the inaugural Rio Grande Research SLAM, a postdoctoral speech competition Nov. 5 in Albuquerque. The event spotlighted the research performed in New Mexico and provided professional development opportunities to the next generation of scientists. Courtesy/SNL

Maj. Joshua Reding of AFRL Directed Energy Directorate presents Tessily Hogancamp, a chemist from SNL, a trophy as the first-place Read More

DOE/NNSA Proposes Contract To Conduct Offsite Graphite Machining Of Components For Mission Support At LANL

LANL News:

The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration proposes to contract with potential offsite vendors to conduct graphite machining of components for mission support at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Offsite graphite machining would provide flexibility and efficiency for the non-hazardous machining in support of LANL mission activity. Contracting with offsite vendors for offsite machining of graphite components would support the capabilities of the Sigma Complex at LANL. Potential vendors would need to be certified to conduct machining Read More

Shop Bradbury & Nature Center On Museum Store Sunday!

Scene of Small Business Saturday of Gadgets Gift Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) operates Gadgets and is offering 10 percent off Newton’s Discovery and everything else in the shop today, Nov. 27, for Museum Store Sunday. BSMA members receive 20 percent off. The BSMA supports STEM education in Northern New Mexico, learn more at www.bradburyassociation.org. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Squishy Einsteins are among the many items available for purchase at Gadgets inside the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Read More

LANL Volunteers & Nonprofits Partner To Help Homeowner

LANL Community Partnerships Office in collaboration with nonprofits New Mexico Ramp Project and Mesa to Mesa organize volunteers to help build a ramp for a Northern New Mexican woman with mobility challenges. Courtesy/LANL

LANL volunteers build a ramp for a Northern New Mexican woman with mobility challenges. Courtesy/LANL

BY DAVID MOORE
LANL

When asked what she liked most about her day helping build a ramp for a Northern New Mexican with mobility challenges, Laboratory employee Rebecca Chamberlin is clear: “A team of strangers from across the Lab came together to complete a project Read More

BSMA Gift Shop ‘Gadgets’ Inside Bradbury Science Museum Offers Specials For Small Business Saturday & Museum Store Sunday

Light, Gravity, and Magnetism, 3 toys in one package! Discover Science all over again at Gadgets Gift Shop, inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) operates Gadgets and is offering 10 percent off Newton’s Discovery and everything else in the shop – only on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 and Museum Store Sunday, Nov. 27. BSMA members receive 20 percent off. The BSMA supports STEM education in Northern New Mexico, learn more at www.bradburyassociation.org. Courtesy/BSMA Gadgets Gift Shop Read More

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