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‘Innovation’ Word Of The Day For Air Force

on August 25, 2019 - 6:22am
KAFB News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Air Force Research Laboratory Tech Engagement Office honored AFRL scientists and engineers who are moving technology out of the laboratory into industry for commercialization purposes.
This was the second year for the AFRL New Mexico Innovation Awards event. It was held Aug. 9 at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park where AFRL in partnership with UNM now occupies more than 3,000 square feet of office and innovation laboratory space.
“The Tech Engagement Office facilitates and encourages the growth of technical transfer,” Director

Historical Society: Evolution Of Bathtub Row Press

on August 25, 2019 - 6:21am

The first published book by the Los Alamos Historical Society’s press. Courtesy/LAHS

Los Alamos Historical Society

In 1973, the alumni of the Los Alamos Ranch School arranged a huge reunion in Santa Fe. Many of the former students flew to Chicago just to take a special train to Lamy, a route many of them had taken as young boys.

John Shedd Reed, CEO of the Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the LARS Class of 1933, made the cars on that special train available.

Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

on August 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Members of the Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y, Zach Koehn, left, and Carter Noeninckyx operate the team's ball tossing robot during Robotics Night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Koehn and Noeninckyx said their team built the robot in six weeks.They added that competively, thus has been its best year, going all the way to the World's Competition in April in Houston, Texas. They competed against 400 teams.

Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

on August 24, 2019 - 10:43am

The entrance to the Los Alamos Hazardous Training Facility located on Laboratory property. The facility is one of the most complete in the United States and draws participant for all over the United States and abroad. Photo by John McHale/

A Hazmat Team working in a decimation exercise following an event. Photo by John McHale/

A team from Los Alamos work the Voodoo simulation of a biological lab found by a hotel manager in his hotel. The biolab was in the process of creating rabies powder from rabid bats to be spared in the public. Photo by John

Radioactive And Hazardous Materials Committee Met At UNM-Los Alamos Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 9:17am
Senators Richard Martinez and Carlos Cisneros and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler were among the members of the Legislative Committee on Radioactive And Hazardous Materials, which met Friday at UNM-Los Alamos to hear priorities and updates from the New Mexico Environmental Department and  Los Alamos National Laboratory. The meeting was open to the public. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy In Cold War Los Alamos ... Opening Reception Sept. 6

on August 23, 2019 - 11:28am

Los Alamos Historical Society volunteers take a sneak-peek at the new temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit 4-6 p.m., Sept. 6. Courtesy photo

LANL Friendships Last A Lifetime

on August 22, 2019 - 8:40am

In a practice that has occured every month for more than three decades, a group of brilliant retirees from the Weapons Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory gathered Wednesday for lunch and laughter. The group of 18 members ranges in age from the mid 60s to mid 90s. They meet at a couple of different restaurants around town and last Wednesday gathered at the Blue Window Bistro on Central Avenue. From left, Gordon Willcutt, Sheila Shafer, Barry Shafer, Albert Charmatz, Joan Charmatz, Alice Horpedahl and Richard Maltrud.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 20, 2019 - 8:37am
BSMA News:
Robotics teams from regional schools, along with local robotics groups, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico - Los Alamos.
LANL Scientist Samuel Clegg will present current research on the Mars Chem-Cam on the

Upcoming Events For Former Los Alamos, Sandia, DOE Workers And Hiring Events For Nurses

on August 20, 2019 - 7:26am
NCP News:
ALBUQUERQUE Former Los Alamos and Sandia laboratory and Department of Energy workers are invited to upcoming events in Los Alamos and Albuquerque hosted by Nuclear Care Partners.
Former workers can find out whether they qualify for benefits through DOE’s EEOICPA as well as meet the local Nuclear Care Partners care team and Co-Founder/CEO Jenna Noem.
The Filing Forum is designated for former workers needing help filing a claim or who have never applied for EEOICPA benefits.
The morning session will feature information on:
  • Details of the EEOICPA;
  • How to determine if

Night With A Nerd: Dr. Phil Goldstone On Thinking About Nuclear Deterrence In Today’s World

on August 18, 2019 - 9:01am

BSMA News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Phil Goldstone Sept. 12 as he explores how the invention of nuclear weapons 75 years ago changed international affairs – and also the existential framework of a large portion of the world’s people. 

It's now long beyond the confrontations of the cold war, and the world’s largest weapons stockpiles have been greatly reduced. Yet nuclear weapons issues are now present and rising, with Russia (again), Iran and North Korea looming large in the news—and with the playing field changing weekly, it seems. 

Modern war has held some “conventional”

UNM Provost And Vice Provost Visit UNM-LA

on August 18, 2019 - 7:48am

UNM Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez, right, visits with faculty and staff Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James Paul Holloway and Senior Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez traveled to town Thursday to visit UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

At UNM-LA, Dr. Holloway toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and campus leadership. UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall and Pat Soran also attended the meeting.

“UNM is a

RCLC Finalizing Turnaround Efforts

on August 18, 2019 - 7:38am
During a RCLC meeting Friday in Taos, Neptune’s Paul Black (together with Paul Black) discusses a stakeholder engagement and community outreach program the company is launching soon. Courtesy photo
DOE-EM Field Office Manager Doug Hintze at the RCLC meeting Friday in Taos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) met Friday in Taos where they heard from an auditor contracted to complete six years of back audits in order to bring the organization into compliance following past mismanagement issues.

RCLC board members, staff and representatives from Los Alamos

Robotics Night @ Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:44am

NNSA Okays LANL Cell; Telecommunications Upgrades

on August 16, 2019 - 9:33am
NNSA News:
The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office has issued a National Environmental Policy Act categorical exclusion (CX) to upgrade Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) cellular and radio communications capabilities.
The purpose of the project is to improve the current cellular and telecommunications network by providing a dedicated LANL cellular service through upgrades to existing infrastructure and the expansion of LANL’s two-way radio system.
The CX can be accessed online from the DOE Office of NEPA Policy and

LANL: $500K Grant To Boost Small NNM Businesses

on August 15, 2019 - 8:33am
Triad's investment in RDC will support micro-loans for technology-based and manufacturing businesses, and a tribal economic diversity fund. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Small businesses across Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from an injection of capital through loans and a tribal diversity fund under a $500,000 grant from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC to the Regional Development Corporation (RDC). 
“The Laboratory boosts the region’s economy through employment and procurement, and we are always looking for direct ways to increase that

2019 LANL Hazmat Challenge: Toughest Scenarios Yet

on August 14, 2019 - 1:18pm

Scene from a previous LANL Hazmat Challenge in which members of the Midwest City, Okla., Fire Department use sandbags to stop simulated radioactive liquid waste from a spill from flowing downstream. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Ten hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee will test their skills in a series of graded exercises Aug. 19-23 at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazmat Challenge.

“The Challenge provides a unique training venue for hazmat responders where they are able to test and develop their technical response capabilities in a difficult

Science On Tap: Extraterrestrial Rock Zapping Aug. 19

on August 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Members of LANL’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team from left, Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza and Cindy Little (not pictured is Margie Root). Courtesy/LACD
Los Alamos Creative District News:
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Manager Lisa Danielson of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s all-female ChemCam Engineering Operations team, discussing extraterrestrial rock

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sheri Foley Of Gadgets

on August 13, 2019 - 7:18am
On the job in Los Alamos last Tuesday is Manager Sheri Foley of Gadgets, the gift shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LANL Donates Working FERMIAC Replica To Bradbury

on August 12, 2019 - 5:36pm
People can see the original 1947 FERMIAC at the supercomputing exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum, but it's safely behind glass. Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Office of Experimental Sciences has donated  a replica of  the FERMIAC - a mechanical device for tracing out neutron transport paths on a table-top blueprint - to the Bradbury Science Museum. Enrico Fermi built the original after the end of the Manhattan Project.

High School Students From Across New Mexico Attend Joint Science And Technology Institute

on August 9, 2019 - 2:23pm
ALBUQUERQUE — Lexi Alcala and Thilo Roelofs of Los Alamos, were two of 31 high school students attending the Joint Science and Technology Institute, an educational opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering and math.
Alcala, daughter of Lisa and Jermain Bracy, and Roelofs, son of Nina and Andreas Roelofs, are students at The Academy for Technology and the Classics in Los Alamos.
Alcala and Roelofs collaborated with mentors and conducted research activities on the University of New Mexico campus.

EM Cleanup Forum In Española Tonight

on August 8, 2019 - 9:29am

NM Public Education Dept. Seeks Teacher Mentors For Governor’s 2019-20 STEM Challenge & Showcase

on August 5, 2019 - 3:23pm


SANTA FE – As New Mexico schools are preparing for the 2019-20 academic year, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is reaching out to high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educators to encourage participation in the first-ever Governor’s STEM Challenge and Showcase.

Over the course of the 2019 summer break, the PED contacted principals and superintendents in all 89 school districts and charter school directors across the state to share information about this exciting opportunity for New Mexico’s students.

Schools wishing to register a student

LANL Donates FERMIAC Replica To Bradbury Aug. 6

on August 5, 2019 - 7:28am
The FERMIAC -  a mechanical device for tracing out neutron transport paths on a table-top blueprint. Courtesy image
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Office of Experimental Sciences will donate to the Bradbury Science Museum a replica of one of its own artifacts, the FERMIAC -  a mechanical device for tracing out neutron transport paths on a table-top blueprint.
At the public ceremony, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, there will be a short talk on the history of the Fermiac, a demonstration of the replica and people can meet the Los Alamos team that created it.
People also

New Mexico DHSEM Launches Drone Program

on August 2, 2019 - 9:09am
NM DHSEM Cabinet Secretary Jackie Lindsey signs the fuselage of the agency’s new drone representing the ceremonial start of its new drone program. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s (NM DHSEM) Executive Team signed the fuselage of its new drone Wednesday representing the ceremonial start of its drone program.  

DHSEM has acquired two unmanned aircraft systems that will be used throughout New Mexico to support all aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management including risk emergency mitigation,