A diverse crowd of computing experts and enthusiasts gathered at the Bradbury Science Museum recently to celebrate the opening of a revamped supercomputing exhibit. Leadership, designers, historians and scientists from the Laboratory’s past and present ate cupcakes and talked petaflop clusters while exploring the exhibit’s newest features and stories.
The result of a partnership between the Bradbury and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation, the exhibit highlights supercomputing’s progress into the 21st century, its unique contributions to science, the role of sustainable engineering and the Laboratory’s legacy of women in computing.
Kicking off a jubilant reception in the museum’s Tech Lab, Museum Director Linda Deck welcomed the assembled exhibit partners and supporters. Deck introduced John Sarrao, deputy Laboratory director for Science, Technology and Engineering. In his remarks, Sarrao emphasized the increasing importance of advancing research and innovation for “climate, clean energy and sustainability,” and identifying “the role supercomputers play in this.”
With the summer arrival of the Laboratory’s newest supercomputer, Crossroads, generating excitement across scientific and engineering divisions, Sarrao remarked that the refresh arrives at a “remarkably good time.”
Director hosts online public meeting
Did you miss our recent virtual Town Hall on June 14? Lab Director Thom Mason answered questions from the community about LANL's hiring plans, area housing, diversity, the stockpile and much more. You can watch it here:
LANL Foundation announces Career Pathways Scholarship recipients
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, has announced the recipients of the Foundation’s 2022 Career Pathways Scholarships. Career Pathways Scholarships up to $3,000 are awarded to qualified applicants pursuing a two-year degree, trade or professional certification. The scholarships are made possible by donations from LANL employees, Triad National Security and donors from Northern New Mexico. A total of $102,000 was awarded to 43 students, and full recipient details areavailable here