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SlingShot Documentary Premiere & Discussion Aug. 7-13

on August 4, 2015 - 9:49am
The inspiring documentary film SlingShot will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 7, at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe.
SlingShot features Dean Kamen, quirky iconclast and inventor, who has been called the Thomas Edison of our time. This film follows Kamen, who created several innovative products and medical devices that help people in need and ease suffering, in his newest endeavor to solve the world’s clean water crisis with a purification device called SlingShot.
This moving story is sure to engage audiences young and old. (

Seventeen New Mexico Women Of STEM Honored

on August 4, 2015 - 7:43am

New Mexico Women of STEM honorees from left, Diana E. Northup, Ph. D., UNM; Cristina Montoya, M.S., Sandia; Mia Kalish, Ph.D., NMSU; Nina Lanza, Ph.D., LANL; Phyllis Baca, M.S., SFCC; Rebecca Galves, M.S., NMSU; Turtle Haste, M.S., APS; Teri Roberts, B.S.; LANL; Mary Jemin, B.S., Expanding Your Horizons Conferences; Jill Wick, M.S., NMDGF; Lorie Liebrock, Ph.D., NM Tech; Jeri Timlin, Ph.D., Sandia; Janeen Anderson, B.S., Acaji; and Heather Yazzie-Kinlacheeny, B.A., Navajo Technical University.

Secretary Moniz Statement On Release Of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

on August 3, 2015 - 9:54pm

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants.

Below is the statement from Secretary Moniz:

“Before President Barack Obama took office, America did not have a comprehensive national plan to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Scenes From LANL's 2015 Hazmat Challenge

on August 2, 2015 - 3:25pm

C-130: This exercise was a mass casulty event caused by an 'IED' tossed into the hatch of a med-evac plane. In the exercise, the bomb landed on top of person in top bunk ... the mission was to save victims two and three including a flight medic who was wounded and a person on a bottom bunk. Photo by Leland Lehman/


C-130: Med-evac plane used in last week's HazMat Challenge at LANL. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LANL News:

Hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Missouri and Nebraska tested their skills last week in a series of graded, timed exercises at the

LANL Foundation Offers Professional Development For Inquiry Science Teachers

on August 2, 2015 - 2:13pm

Teachers participate in the LANLF's Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) program July 27-30 at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe. Courtesy/LANLF

Teachers participate in the LANLF's ISEC program. Courtesy/LANLF


Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) program offered its annual Summer Teachers’ Institute July 27-30 at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe.

Teachers in grades K–6 from Dulce, Española, Mesa Vista, Peñasco, Pojoaque and Santa Fe school districts were in attendance to learn to teach the curriculum and science kit

Heinrich Secures Key Provisions For New Mexico Labs

on August 1, 2015 - 11:20am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, secured key provisions for New Mexico in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, a bipartisan energy package that cleared the committee by a vote of 18-4.

Heinrich successfully included in the package a bill he introduced to authorize $50 million to cover the federal share of establishing off-campus microlabs that would serve as the "front-door" to national laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.


WIPP: Schedule Changes For Resumption Of Operations

on July 31, 2015 - 1:49pm

WIPP News:

While the WIPP recovery program continues to make significant progress, the original target date of March 2016 for resuming waste emplacement operations is no longer viable due to a variety of unanticipated issues.

Over the past several months, a number of additional activities have been identified that need to be added to the project schedule, including safety related activities that are required to be completed prior to resumption of operation.

Key issues impacting the recovery schedule include the need to:

  • address the findings and recommendations from the Accident