Two Outstanding Los Alamos High School Graduates Awarded Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Zach Beck is a recipient of the 2020 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship. Courtesy/LANL Foundation

Roshan Prasad is a recipient of the 2020 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship. Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LAPS Foundation News:

The 2020 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship has been awarded to Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduates James Zachary Beck and Roshan Prasad.

The scholarship was created to honor long time Los Alamos resident and LANL engineer Jim Sims.

Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams. He was a gifted Mechanical Engineer with a distinguished career.

Sims was essential to the success of highly visible programs that have enhanced the scientific and engineering reputation of the Laboratory. He also was committed to mentoring young engineers, designers and students, generously sharing his knowledge and experience.

Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship Recipients:

  • James Zachary Beck is the son of Jill Beck and James Bradley Beck. He will attend Montana State University in the fall where he will study Mechanical Engineering; and
  • Roshan Prasad is the son of Lakshman and Gauri Prasad. He will study aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University.

The Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization that 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.

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