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Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Awards C’YA Grant

on November 24, 2014 - 9:37am

Future Ph.Ds of Dixon: Dixon Elementary School students in Jeannie Cornelius’ class pose with the Sci Guy, Chad Lauritzen from C’YA. The local non-profit received grant from the LANL Foundation, which allows the science educator to buy supplies such as these safety glasses and lab coats and to teach fun free science at six elementary schools on his Fridays off from LANL. Courtesy photo

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Champions of Youth Ambitions

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has received its first grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

The $1,500 grant allows volunteer

Udall, Heinrich Seek Additional Resources For WIPP

on November 23, 2014 - 9:35am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.As Congress finalizes its fiscal year 2015 spending bills, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced they are seeking continued support for funding for the recovery of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad.

In a letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, the senators urged them to provide an additional $113 million above 2014 funding levels to ensure ongoing recovery efforts are maintained and the facility can safely resume operation.

WIPP has been closed

Heinrich Introduces Bill To Boost Tech Transfer

on November 23, 2014 - 8:57am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 2932, the Microlab Technology Commercialization Act of 2014, a bill to accelerate technology transfer by establishing off-campus microlabs that would serve as the "front-door" to national laboratories.

The microlabs would give academia, local government, businesses owners, and communities direct access to the equipment, facilities and personnel of our national labs. 

"If we are going to realize the true potential

Significant Activities Resume At WIPP

on November 20, 2014 - 11:08am

WIPP News:

Two functions that are vital to recovery operations resumed this week at the WIPP site. Over the weekend, crews resumed roof bolting operations necessary for ground control and continued safe access to many areas of the underground facility.

Roof bolts, sometimes as long as 12 feet, are inserted into predrilled holes and tightened to required specifications to help secure the roof and walls of the access routes in the underground facility. Under normal operations, roof bolts are added or replaced on a routine basis, as necessary.

LANL, Sandia, Other Major Employers Commit To STEM Education In New Mexico

on November 20, 2014 - 9:04am

Placing their signatures on a proclamation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and other major employers commit to STEM education in New Mexico. Courtesy/LANL

Atomic Heritage Foundation Releases Audio Interview With Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin

on November 19, 2014 - 6:47pm
Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin. Courtesy/AHF
 
AHF News:

Washington, D.C. – The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the release of a never-before-heard audio interview with Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin taken in 1965 on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.
 
Known as the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” McKibbin was the first reassuring face that fatigued Manhattan Project recruits saw upon arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The rare, hour-long interview provides novel insight into the mind of the woman who became one of the most beloved figures on “The Hill.”

McKibbin,

Bradbury Science Museum Opens Saul Hertz Exhibit Tuesday

on November 17, 2014 - 10:39am

BSM News:

 

The Bradbury Science Museum will display the Saul Hertz exhibit Tuesday - not Monday as previously stated here. Hertz was a pioneer in nuclear medicine.

 

“The importance of Dr. Hertz’s early work in nuclear medicine and his connection to the Manhattan Project convinced me this would be a wonderful Bradbury show,” Museum Director Linda Deck said. 

 

Hertz discovered that radioactive iodine could be used as a tracer and diagnostic tool, as a therapy for Graves’ disease and thyroid cancer; radioactive iodine is the first targeted cancer therapy.

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