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Scenes From LANL’s Recruiting Event At UNM-LA

on December 8, 2016 - 8:09am
UNM-LA students gather at the LANL recruiting session Monday at the college. Courtesy photo
LANL's Amy Chacon, left, and Lisa Harris field questions from students at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recruiters visited the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Monday, Dec. 5 to recruit students and share information about job opportunities at LANL.
They also explained the hiring process used by LANL and provided suggestions to the students.

LANL Director Charlie McMillan Speaks To Lab Fellows

on December 6, 2016 - 3:43pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory speaking today at the Bradbury Science Museum during the Induction Ceremony for the 2016 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. The new fellows are: Scott Crooker, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Dean Preston and Roger Wiens. Laboratory Fellows are technical staff members who have been appointed in recognition of their sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.

Los Alamos National Laboratory @theBradbury

on December 6, 2016 - 7:07am
LANL News:
In honor of the more than 2,400 U.S. personnel who died due to the attack Dec. 7, 1941, the Bradbury Science Museum will present an exhibit on Pearl Harbor.
In addition to a detailed chronology of events beginning at 6:18 a.m. on that historic morning, the display includes snippets of a serviceman’s diary, samples of newspaper pages of the time, and an extensive slideshow of more than 60 images taken before, during and after the attack.
Beginning this month, Museum visitors

Q & A With Author And Y Friend Laura Kelly

on December 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Y staffer Estrella Young, left, and Y CEO Linda Daly, right, congratulate author Laura Kelly on her new book. Courtesy photo
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA is hosting a book signing for local author and Y fitness instructor Laura Kelly, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at the YMCA, 1450 Iris St.
In a recent interview, Kelly disclosed more about her new book, “Splintered Reflections”.
Q: Besides being a new author and a world-class, fun, engaging fitness instructor at the Y, what do you do in the real world to pay the bills, and how long have you lived in Los Alamos?
A: I

DOE Secretary: U.S. Commits To IAEA Monitoring For Six Metric Tons Of Plutonium Disposition

on December 5, 2016 - 7:14am

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

VIENNA – At an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced the United States is embarking on an effort to dilute and dispose of six metric tons of excess plutonium from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and that the United States is prepared to work with the IAEA in 2017 to develop a monitoring and verification plan for the disposition process.

Below are Secretary Moniz’ remarks at the conference, which begin with a message from President Obama to the conference:


WIPP: Ground Control Progress In Panel 7

on December 3, 2016 - 10:52am
An Underground Operations employee, wearing anti-contamination clothing and a respirator, installs bolts in Panel 7 of the WIPP underground. Courtesy photo
WIPP News:
Underground operations personnel installed 360 bolts in one recent week – doubling the previous weekly record.
The significant progress made in ground control maintenance over the past several weeks in the WIPP underground has exceeded expectations. Ground control is important to ensure safe working conditions for resuming waste emplacement.
“The performance of our underground operations crews has been

Descarte Labs Celebrates Second Anniversary

on December 3, 2016 - 9:59am

Descarte Labs co-founder and CEO Mark Johnson enjoys his own party at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday at the company's office building on Trinity Drive. The company moved into the Los Alamos County Smart House nine months ago. The company has grown from 6 to 25 employees and recenty opened a satelite office in Santa Fe, Johnson said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Party-goers celebrate the success of tech startup Decarte Labs at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/