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Pajarito Press Releases Latest Title

on May 16, 2019 - 8:36am

Historian and author Nancy Bartlit and graphic artist and history buff Marc Rayburn are the people behind Pajarito Press. Their latest release is They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project by Santa Fe author aj Melnick. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A book signing for “They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The book is published by Pajarito Press, which is a collaboration between two history buffs,

LANL Director Emeritus Terry Wallace Traces Gold’s Cosmic Journey In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos

on May 15, 2019 - 11:28am

Terry Wallace

LANL News:

  • From stars to the Amazon, free lectures explore the story of gold


Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Emeritus Terry Wallace will discuss the cosmic and tectonic journey made by the metal gold in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning May 20 in Albuquerque. 


“Gold is one of the most fascinating of the 4,500 mineral species on Earth, and no mineral (or metal) evokes more emotion,” said geologist Wallace.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tour Highlights Research, Partnerships

on May 15, 2019 - 8:23am
From left, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar listening last week to environmental scientists Teresa Matthews and Mark Peterson of the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory discuss EM-funded research. Courtesy/ORNL
DOE News:
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar last week visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory where they learned about a partnership between EM and DOE’s Office of Science to identify effective and affordable solutions for mercury cleanup that can be used at the site

Scenes From 2019 UNM-LA Graduation Ceremony

on May 13, 2019 - 5:45pm
The second largest graduating class in UNM-Los Alamos history crossed the stage Friday at the Duane Smith Auditorium to receive their diplomas. While enrollments in higher education around the state continue to decline, UNM-LA is experiencing three consecutive years of significant growth. This semester there were 1,146 students enrolled in academic courses at UNM-LA. UNM-LA granted awards to more than 100 top students earning degrees. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
UNM-LA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cynthia J.

Science On Tap: A Conversation With Dr. Cathy Wilson About The Impact Of Thawing Arctic Permafrost

on May 13, 2019 - 5:22pm

Creative District News:

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 at project Y cowork, 150 Central Park Square.  

This discussion will feature Dr. Cathy Wilson of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Wilson is an observational and computational hydrologist and geomorphologist working with the Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

Elizabeth Bates Graduates From UNM School Of Law

on May 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Elizabeth A. Bates received her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree (summa cum laude) May 11 from the UNM School of Law during graduation commencement ceremonies. She is the daughter of current LANL employee Kathleen Gorman and former LANL employee Bob Bates. Bates passed the New Mexico Bar examination in February and is a practicing attorney in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

LANL Historian Alan Carr Speaks At MOWW May 21

on May 12, 2019 - 7:29am

LANL Historian Alan Carr

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday May 21.

Once again the Chapter will have the pleasure of having LANL Historian Alan Carr as speaker. He will bring and talk some original Manhattan District documents. The community is invited to attend this presentation.

 The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

LANB Provides 162 Students With Trip To Bradbury

on May 11, 2019 - 11:55am
McCurdy Charter School students spend time examining exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum recently thanks to financial support from LANB. Courtesy/BSMA
A McCurdy student works a puzzle at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/BSMA
BSMA News:
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) recently provided the bus transportation for 162 students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Arroyo Seco, F.X. Nava Elementary School in Santa Fe and McCurdy Charter School in Española.
The BSMA/LANB partnership is enabling

Council Proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month

on May 9, 2019 - 3:42pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcycle Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepts a proclaimation, which establishes May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, from Councilor Katrina Schmidt Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcylce Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepted the proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt.
The proclaim states:
WHEREAS:    Motorcycles are used

LANL Director And Higher Education Dept. Cabinet Secretary To Speak At UNM-LA Convocation Ceremony

on May 9, 2019 - 9:20am
LANL Director Dr. Thom Mason
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Thom Mason is the honored guest speaker and Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department Dr. Kate O’Neill is the keynote speaker at the 38th UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Convocation Ceremony at 6 p.m. May 10, in Duane Smith Auditorium.
“We are excited that both Dr. Mason and Dr. O’Neill have accepted our invitation to speak to our graduates,” UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney said. “Their willingness to participate in the ceremony

Kiwanis: Dr. Paul Daly Addresses Measles Outbreak

on May 9, 2019 - 9:06am

Dr. Paul Daly, a physician at Los Alamos National Laboratory speaks about the current status of measles in the U.S. during Tuesday's Kiwanis Club's meeting at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Dr. Daly reported so far this year there have been 704 cases of measles in the U.S. However, no cases have been reported in Los Alamos or elsewhere in the state. Measles, Daly said, is highly contagious to those who are not immune.The virus is spread through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms can include a high fever, conjunctivitis and a rash. It's important to keep immunizations current, he said.

Be Alert For Emergency-Preparedness Exercise At Lab May 29

on May 8, 2019 - 5:52pm

LANL News:

On Wednesday, May 29, the Lab will conduct an exercise to test the preparedness of personnel who would respond in the case of an actual emergency. The exercise will last approximately five to six hours, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is only an exercise.

Some elements of this exercise may be observable to the public, so please be aware of possible unusual activity, which may include increased emergency vehicle traffic and “exercise in progress” signage in or near affected areas such as the Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Emergency Management Division works closely with the Lab and

Snyder: Serendipity Sometimes Takes Us To Places We Never Expected To Go

on May 6, 2019 - 10:05am

Philip Morrison talking with Emilio Segrè at the Nuclear Physics Conference held at Los Alamos in 1946. Courtesy photo

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

In my first years as a young science teacher not long out of college, I showed a film series titled, “Search for Solutions” to my students. The content featured scientists talking about the role that curiosity plays in discovery.

Manhattan Project scientist Philip Morrison appeared in the film, and I admired how easily he could get an abstract idea across to viewers.

In a memorable scene, he stood in a Bedouin’s tent and

UNM-LA Offering Welding Certificate Program

on May 4, 2019 - 6:44am
The UNM-LA 36 credit-hour program is designed to train students to enter the workforce as welders after one year of coursework. Courtesy/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a certificate program in welding beginning Fall Semester, 2019.
The 36 credit-hour program is designed to train students to enter the workforce as welders after one year of coursework.
The new program has garnered strong endorsement from Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major employer of welders in the region.
“Los Alamos supports its

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Tech-Transfer Maturation Program

on May 2, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

The Energy Technology Maturation Program Act would help national laboratories work with the private sector to commercialize innovative energy technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S.

EM Assistant Secretary Anne White Tours WIPP, LANL Projects, Meets With Workers

on May 1, 2019 - 10:56am
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White joins waste management staff from Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to mark the second shipment of transuranic waste from LANL’s Area G to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant this year. Courtesy photo
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White meets with early career professionals during a visit to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant last week. Courtesy photo
WIPP News:
EM Assistant Secretary Anne White visited the cleanup program's New Mexico sites last week.
Following is her report on the trip:
I had a

N3B Completes First Year Of Legacy Waste Cleanup At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 1, 2019 - 9:09am

N3B News:

This week, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) celebrates its first anniversary as a new company cleaning up legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

“We are very excited for the cleanup progress we’ve made the past year and to be a part of the Northern New Mexico community,” N3B President Glenn Morgan said. “We established a new company from scratch, completed several projects, resumed waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and laid the foundation for our goal of cleaning up the environment and protecting our future.”

Last year, the Department of

Scenes From YMCA Red, Black And Disco Ball

on April 30, 2019 - 6:50pm

Members of the Los Alamos Family YMCA Chairman’s Roundtable are honored for their ongoing support of the nonprofit organization at the 2019 YMCA Red and Black and Disco Ball fundraiser March 16 at Buffalo Thunder. Chairman’s Roundtable members from left, Roger Waterman of TRK, Lou Santoro of State Farm, LANL Community Programs Office Director Kathy Keith, Elizabeth Bailey of LANB, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Centerra - Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

YMCA Executive Director

Scenes From UWNNM Donor Appreciation Dinner

on April 30, 2019 - 6:08pm

United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen recognizes individual donors, business donors and Board members Thursday, March 14 at the organization's Donor Appreciation Dinner at Cottonwood on the Greens. The annual event is an opportunity for UWNNM to express its appreciation to the many community members and businesses whose donations enable the organization to assist area nonprofits serving critical needs.

LANL: SuperCam One Step Closer To Mars

on April 30, 2019 - 8:14am

The SuperCam has completed testing and evaluation at LANL and is on its way to JPL for full system integration. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The SuperCam instrument – designed, built and tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory in partnership with the French Space Agency – and destined for the exploration of Mars – has completed testing and evaluation at Los Alamos and is on its way to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California for full system integration. 

The SuperCam instruments left Los Alamos Monday, April 29. SuperCam will be one of two* Los Alamos instruments on the next rover, called

BSMA: Free National Geographic Summer Workshop

on April 29, 2019 - 11:23am

BSMA News:

In this interactive session, educators will discuss how they teach with a global and geographic perspective, reflecting on their teaching missions and collaborating to build upon one another's best project ideas.

They'll also be introduced to National Geographic's Learning Framework, which is a set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer-one who seeks solutions to our world's most pressing problems.  

This session counts as Phase 1 of the free professional learning program known as the National Geographic Educator Certification

LANB Enables 134 Students To Visit Bradbury Museum

on April 26, 2019 - 6:56am

A Lybrook Elementary School student explores the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

BSMA News:

In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) recently provided bus transportation for 134 students from San Juan Elementary School in Espanola, Milagro Middle School in Santa Fe and Lybrook Elementary School in Counselor.

The BSMA/LANB partnership is enabling students from northern New Mexico Title 1 Schools to travel to the museum and visit Los Alamos.

While at the museum, the students learn about engineering.

“The students are

EM Update Marks WIPP's 20th Year With Special Issue

on April 24, 2019 - 6:05pm
Sunrise at EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Courtesy photo
EM News:
This special issue of the EM Update provides coverage of the 20th anniversary of EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
This issue's articles, photos, employee video testimonials, infographics, and other content illustrate the critical role WIPP has played in the cleanup program’s mission to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy.
Toread the special issue, click here: EM Update.

LANL: Two New Mexico Small Businesses Win National Department Of Energy Awards

on April 24, 2019 - 11:19am
Charlie Smith, director of the DOE Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization presents awards to Jennifer Barajas of RG Construction Services, left, and John Santoru of Holmans USA, right. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Two New Mexico companies that work with Los Alamos National Laboratory received small business awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the 18th annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo April 16 in Pittsburgh.
Albuquerque-based Holmans USA won the award for 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year, while RG Construction Services, based in Rio

Frances Chadwick Joins LACF Board Of Directors

on April 24, 2019 - 11:07am
Frances Chadwick
LACF News:
The Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is proud to welcome Frances Chadwick as its newest member.
She joins the current board consisting of Don Cobb, Linda Daly, David Izraelevitz, Jenny McCumber, Cindy Rooney and Pat Soran.
Chadwick is a member of the Triad National Security executive team, which assumed management of Los Alamos National Laboratory in November 2018.
Chadwick serves as the Laboratory’s staff director, managing the various offices that report into the Director’s Office.