Director holds virtual public meeting
Laboratory Director Thom Mason held an online public meeting April 29, the first of its kind for LANL. The meeting was open to all New Mexicans, and attendees could submit questions before and during the 90-minute event. In addition to answering questions, Mason gave an update on the Laboratory’s work, science research and economic impact. You can watch a recording of the event here.
Earn while you learn at Northern New Mexico College
Applications are now open for the Associates of Applied Science degree in Radiation Protection at Northern New Mexico College (in partnership with the Laboratory). The program offers an education pathway to a good career and can include your tuition and fees, a paid student internship at LANL, and student/intern pay while you're in class. You can learn more here.
Bikes donated for nonprofit program
Laboratory employees answered the call to help children get free bikes. New Mexico nonprofit program Free Bikes 4 Kidz had a goal to collect 500 used bikes in April, but thanks partly to the Laboratory, the organization received more than twice that. With collection sites in Taos, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, 150 bikes were collected in Los Alamos alone, after a call went out to Laboratory employees, and the Lab’s Community Partnerships Office worked with the Kiwanis Club to coordinate collections.
Altogether 1,250 bikes have been donated. Lab employees also donated $1,550, which will allow volunteers to make necessary repairs to the bikes, helping to ensure every two-wheeler is safe to operate. Partnering with school programs, churches and advocacy groups ensures the bikes are distributed to children in need.