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Los Alamos Public Safety Assoc. Awards Scholarships

on September 22, 2018 - 10:56am

Public safety scholarship recipients Michaela Robertson, left, and Lee Ann Quintana with LAPSA members from center to right, LAFD Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts and LANL Emergency Response Group Leader Jeff Dare Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney congratulates LAPSA scholarship recipients. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) presented two educational scholarships to students during a

DOE Awards Five Year Grant Renewal To National Conference Of State Legislatures (NCSL)

on September 22, 2018 - 10:56am

DOE News:

CINCINNATI, Ohio ― The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Monday issued a renewal Agreement to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The Agreement, entitled “National Conference of State Legislatures” was renewed Sept. 17 for a five-year period of performance.

This grant is intended to continue to help states and tribal nations understand the policies, programs and activities undertaken by DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Indian Energy (IE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Office of Legacy

Final FY19 Appropriations: NNSA Weapons RDT&E

on September 22, 2018 - 1:51am

Technicians inspect an optics assembly at the National Ignition Facility. Photo by Jason Laurea/LLNL

 

NNSA News:
 
The final fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill for the Department of Energy includes a 4 percent overall increase for the National Nuclear Security Administration, bringing its total budget to $15.2 billion.
 
Congress approved the appropriation last week as part of a three-bill package, and President Trump is expected to sign it into law today at an event in Las Vegas.
 
The bill continues a multi-year spending surge that is financing a comprehensive modernization of the U.S.

Lujan Grisham Hosts Economic Development Roundtable With UNM, National & Defense Laboratories

on September 19, 2018 - 2:18pm
Courtesy photo
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Tuesday, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined executives from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the University of New Mexico for a discussion on collaboration, improving the workforce pipeline, and the Open Campus and I-Corps policies. Rep. Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the meeting:
 
“New Mexico’s national and defense laboratories play a critical role in our national security, and each one is a vital job creator and source of economic

RCLC Meeting Moved To Oct. 19 In Los Alamos

on September 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

RCLC News:

The September meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) has been canceled due to a change in the availability of the scheduled presenter.

All actions and presentations are moved to the next regular meeting scheduled for Oct. 19 in Los Alamos. 

LANL Scientist Jonathan Dowell Discusses Lighthouse Directional Radiation Detector During Science On Tap

on September 18, 2018 - 7:15am

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Jonathan Dowell presented the talk, ‘Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time’ Monday evening at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Like its namesake, the lighthouse directional radiation detector is all about maintaining a safe distance from harm. Whether the goal is confirming absence of radioactive materials or tracking them, the latest engineering innovation by Dowell and his colleagues brings a radiation-detection tool with immense potential to keep workers and the public safe.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Networking Social For LANL Students And Postdocs 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

on September 15, 2018 - 6:53am
Scene from gathering at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from gathering at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos will host a Postdoc/Company Networking Social 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in its space at 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
 
In collaboration with LANL, this Networking Social will give LANL postdocs and students a chance to connect with local and regional employers.

LANL: Lectures Explore Impact Of Particle Accelerators

on September 14, 2018 - 2:54am
Bruce Carlsten
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bruce Carlsten will explore the ways particle accelerators can improve our lives in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning Sept. 17 in Albuquerque.
 
“Particle accelerators have a range of applications, from fighting cancer to processing food and enabling key scientific discoveries,” said Carlsten, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Engineering Sciences Directorate.
 
“Simple accelerators can be as small as dental X-ray tools while large ones like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can stretch over miles

Los Alamos Historical Society Intern Studies Cold War

on September 13, 2018 - 9:23am

Los Alamos High School graduate Kallie Funk’s summer job as an intern for the Los Alamos Historical Society gave her the opportunity to research Cold War history in the society’s archives, a topic that is a good fit with her college major, political science. Courtesy photo

By KALLIE FUNK
Los Alamos Historical Society Intern

I was born and raised in Los Alamos. My mom was as well, so I have always thought I knew everything there was to know about Los Alamos and its history.

However, after I accepted a research internship at the Los Alamos Historical Society earlier this year, I quickly

RCLC Discusses New Leadership And Mission

on September 12, 2018 - 8:16am

From the Office of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

When it comes to advocating for northern New Mexico, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is key. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is the linchpin of the region’s economy, and the RCLC’s mission is to bring area communities together and to provide leverage to demand answers from the Department of Energy (DOE) as well as LANL regarding questions of funding and environmental cleanup.

Additionally, the RCLC’s leverage has continued to be a powerful voice in leading LANL to reinvest in local communities.

“For

Udall, Heinrich Secure Provision Prohibiting Nuclear Safety Board Staff Cuts And Reorganization

on September 11, 2018 - 5:37pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that they have secured two provisions in the final FY 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill to protect the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) and its important safety mission.

One Udall-Heinrich provision prohibits the use of any appropriated funds to carry out the DNFSB’s proposed reorganization, which included a significant reduction in the board’s staff, unless such a proposal is later specifically authorized by law.

BSMA Presents Night With A Nerd Sept. 13

on September 7, 2018 - 9:20am

County P&Z Commission Meets Sept. 12

on September 7, 2018 - 8:05am
COUNTY News:
 
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
On the agenda is a public hearing for a Summary Plat and a discussion with Dan Pava, a project manager on the Land Conveyance and Transfer Project with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

History On Tap: Doctor Atomic Community Discussion

on September 1, 2018 - 2:32pm

Scene from Dr. Atomic. Photo by Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap Wednesday, Sept. 5, for a conversation about John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic and this summer’s Santa Fe Opera production directed by librettist Peter Sellars.

History on Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

Doctor Atomic dramatizes the events of the Manhattan Project leading up to the Trinity Test. It was first performed in 2005, and this season the Santa Fe Opera brought it to New Mexico for the first time.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Tours Nevada Site

on August 30, 2018 - 7:24am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently toured the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and addressed federal and contractor staff in an all-hands meeting, including staffers from EM's Nevada Program. During the meeting, Perry answered questions from employees and highlighted the progress and future of the NNSS missions. Courtesy photo

LANL: High-Impact Los Alamos Innovations Honored As R&D 100 Award Finalists

on August 29, 2018 - 9:50am
Ten Los Alamos National Laboratory innovations are finalists for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards, including the Universal Bacterial Sensor developed by the team led by Harshini Mukundan. The sensor mimics biological recognition of bacterial pathogens to identify infections even before the patient's symptoms are evident. Courtesy/LANL
 
Cristian Pantea and Dipen Sinha with the Acoustic Collimated Beam (ACCObeam). Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Ten Los Alamos National Laboratory innovations are finalists for the 2018 R&D 100 Awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year

On The Job In Los Alamos: BSMA Board At projectY

on August 25, 2018 - 2:11pm

On the Job in Los Alamos are members of the Bradbury Science Museum Board gathered for their annual Board Retreat today at projectY in Central Park Square. From left, Bob Hull, Ann Parsons, KayLinda Crawford, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck, Heidi Hahn, Secretary Jennifer Cline, Andy Trottier, President Ryn Herrmann, Pam Miller and Ed Fenimore. Board members not pictured include Johnnie Martinez, Kristin Henderson, Carol A. Clark (taking the picture), Dorian Newton, Shari Foley and Pam Sutton. For information about the BSMA and to become a member, click here. Photo by Carol A.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Features Sumo Bots 5-8 p.m. Today!

on August 24, 2018 - 9:42am

BSMA News:

Local robotics groups will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. today, Aug. 24 during Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos.

State Determines Triad National Security Will Pay GRT

on August 22, 2018 - 8:29pm

The State of New Mexico finds that Los Alamos National Laboratory’s newly designated management and operating contactor Triad National Security, LLC will pay Gross Receipts Tax. Triad's Scott Sudduth, who represents Texas A&M, center, announced at the Northern New Mexico Community Stakeholders meeting underway this evening at Fuller Lodge, that the State has determined that Triad is structured to pay GRT. When specifically asked by the Los Alamos Daily Post if Triad will pay GRT, Sudduth confirmed that the state has determined that the company is required to pay GRT.

LANL Director Terry Wallace Rocks Crowd With Cosmic Mystery Of Minerals Presentation At Fuller Lodge

on August 22, 2018 - 10:50am

LANL Director Terry Wallace listens as UNM-LA Advisory Board President Steve Boerigter delivers an introduction of Wallace laced with hilarity ahead of Wallace's presentation on ‘The Cosmic Mystery of Minerals’ during the UNM-LA fundraiser Aug. 15 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

LANL Director Terry Wallace cracks up as he is being introduced with some geeky humor by Lab physicist Steve Boerigter during the UNL-LA fundraiser Aug. 15 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos hosted “An Evening With Dr. Terry Wallace” Aug.

Strem And UbiQD Of Los Alamos Sign Distribution Agreement For Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots

on August 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

An example of UbiQD's innovative quantum dot (QD) technology. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

STREM CHEMICALS, INC. News:

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – UbiQD, Inc., a nanotechnology company in Los Alamos, has signed an agreement with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to allow distribution of their innovative quantum dot (QD) technology.

Strem, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals for research and development, will now offer six new products in collaboration with UbiQD.

Romero Discusses Intent And Purpose Of RCLC

on August 19, 2018 - 6:42pm
Former RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Former Regional Coalition of LANL Communities executive director and candidate for House Dist. 46 Andrea Romero said what hasn’t been clear in recent discussion of RCLC issues is “intent versus what is now considered criminal because it's been petitioned to the Attorney General’s Office”.

“I think if the point of the board is to be able to move forward ... everyone needs to know that the intent was to have a proper board with good parameters, to be able to do good work in the

Science On Tap: Sensor Diagnosis Of Infectious Diseases – The Need For Speed Aug. 20

on August 18, 2018 - 5:26am
Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland
 
SCIENCE ON TAP:
 
The next Science On Tap, “Sensor Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: The Need for Speed” is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at UnQuarked - The Wine at 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, recognizing the global health threat from drug-resistant bacterial infections, have developed a rapid diagnostic tool that promises to revolutionize the way hospitals test for infection.
 
Join Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, with the Lab’s Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group, for a discussion about

LANL: Bird Communities Dwindle On Pajarito Plateau

on August 16, 2018 - 11:06am

The hairy woodpecker is among the species that declined from 2003 to 2013. Courtesy/LANL

The western tanager is among the species that declined from 2003 to 2013. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos scientist Jeanne Fair at Tsankawi on Bandelier National Monument, one area where the death of piñon pine trees may have caused a decline of some birds on the Pajarito Plateau. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably dropped.

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