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Ninety-five New Mexico Students Receive Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Scholarships

on April 13, 2016 - 12:22pm

From left, 2016 LAESF gold-level $20,000 scholarship recipients Katherine Wang, Solomon Sindelar and Arasely Rodriguez. Courtesy/LANL Foundation


  • Thirty-four percent increase in dollar value of scholarships awarded from last year

Katherine Wang of Los Alamos High School, Arasely Rodriguez of Taos High School and Solomon Sindelar of New Mexico Military Institute are recipients of the 2016 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Gold scholarships.

They are among the 95 students from seven Northern New Mexico counties receiving LAESF scholarships, which are funded through pledges

AlgaStar/BioStim And Los Alamos National Laboratory Renew Research

on April 13, 2016 - 8:58am

Biostim test setup at LANL. Courtesy/


A research team at AlgaStar Inc., a Florida-based biomass R&D cultivation company, reported to the Algae Biomass Summit in 2014 that electromagnetic field (EMF) biostimulation had yielded a 300 percent biomass growth increase and 174 percent increase in lipid oil content in several alga samples over controlled growth conditions.

Part of this research is being carried out by BioStim Inc., AlgaStar’s wholly owned subsidiary located in New Mexico.

LANL Post Doc Ari Le Wins Concerto Competition

on April 13, 2016 - 7:33am
Violist Ari Le, a LANL post-doctoral student and winner of the SFCO Concerto Competition. Courtesy photo

Ari Le, a post-doctoral student from MIT with a four-year appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the winner of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s Concerto Competition.

Le will solo with that group, performing the “Lachrymae for Viola and Strings” by Britten at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art. The concert also feature’s Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No.

LANL: Space Scientist Tapped For French Knighthood

on April 11, 2016 - 12:17pm

Roger Wiens, right, leader of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam project, received the honorary title of knight in France’s Academic Order of Palms. Christophe Lemoine, Consul General of France, presented him with the insignia. Courtesy/Consulate General of France

LANL News:

  • ChemCam leader honored for touching the lives of ‘ambitious earthlings’

Space scientist Roger Wiens was awarded the honorary title of chevalier (knight) in France’s Academic Order of Palms for his work in forging strong ties between the French and American scientific communities.

Wiens is the principal

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz To Discuss Role Of Science In Negotiation Of Iran Deal

on April 8, 2016 - 8:56am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will receive the Jit Trainor Award at an event hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.

At the event, he will deliver remarks on the science behind the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and why the JCPOA is one of the strongest nonproliferation agreements in history.

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

The Secretary will highlight the scientific and technical merits of the deal and explain why the United States can be confident that Iran's breakout time to a nuclear

Science In 60 Seconds: Training Explosives Experts

on April 7, 2016 - 1:14pm
EOD News:
Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians have a tough job. Their lives—and others’ lives too—depend on their knowledge of explosive materials and the correct procedures for identifying and dismantling homemade explosives.
During the Advanced Homemade Explosives training course at Los Alamos National Laboratory, lab scientists use their expertise to teach EOD techs from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy how to recognize homemade explosives labs and the raw ingredients commonly used to make IEDs and other bombs.
Techs also

Nuclear Workers Challenge DOL’s Proposals For Compensation Program

on April 7, 2016 - 12:20pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Labor Department officials announced Tuesday that they would reopen the comment period for a proposed set of rule changes that have not been well received by the community of nuclear workers eligible for a federal compensation program for workers with certain occupational illnesses. DOL’s Office of Workers' Compensation Programs has responsibility for adjudicating and processing employees’ claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, (EEOICPA).

A 60-day comment period, which was already extended an extra 30 days