Friday, December 21, 2012

Spreading cheer

Some 1,031 holiday gifts from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees are being readied for Northern New Mexico children and seniors. The gifts are being delivered to partner agencies in Northern New Mexico. 

Some of the partners include: Wings for Hope, Santa Fe; Los Alamos Family Council; Taos Housing Authority; Boys and Girls Club Del Norte; Chimayo and Abiquiu; State Children, Youth and Families Department offices in EspaƱola, Las Vegas, Raton and Santa Fe. (Full Story)

LANL Top science news of 2012

Los Alamos National Laboratory made its scientific mark in a wide variety of areas, and the stories that caught the public’s attention and that of the science community reflect those broad capabilities.

Top science stories for the year traveled from the canyons of Mars to the high desert forests of New Mexico, from cosmic particles to the structure of proteins and enzymes.

Computer models of wildfires, and nuclear magnetic resonance signatures of plutonium, it all was fascinating for those following Los Alamos’ science news. (Full Story)

LANL to donate $3M to nonprofits

LANL employee P.J. Timmerman outside the EspaƱola Valley Animal Shelter. LANL photo.

Los Alamos’ employees pledged a record $2.13 million to United Way and other eligible nonprofits, according to a news release. Los Alamos National Security LLC, which operates the laboratory, will use its $1 million match to bring the total to $3.1 million this holiday season.

“I am again touched by the generosity of our employees,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “In a challenging year for the laboratory, they have come through for Northern New Mexico. It speaks to their pride in where they work and live.” (Full Story)

Los Alamos National Lab, NNSA donate $3.1 million

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have again demonstrated concern for their communities and those in need by pledging a record $2.13 million to United Way and other eligible nonprofit programs. (Full Story)

Also from the Monitor this week:

Apply now for LANL Foundation scholarships

Northern New Mexico students aiming to pursue four-year college degrees are eligible for tuition help ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. (Full Story)

NNSA sees significant achievements, important improvements in 2012

At NNSA’s three laboratories – LLNL, LANL and Sandia – innovation continued to impress the world’s scientific communities. NNSA’s labs and production sites received 12 of R&D Magazine’s 2012 R&D 100 awards. (Full Story)

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