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Deck the halls with science at the Bradbury Science Museum

December 19, 2023

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Don we now our Lab apparel from the Gadgets gift shop at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Who doesn’t love a science-themed stocking stuffer? Head to the Bradbury Science Museum Association’s gift shop, Gadgets, at the Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum to get your holiday goodies. It’s your chance to shop local and give to the community, while checking off the science enthusiasts on your “nice” list, since funds from purchases support STEM education in Northern New Mexico.

Among a range of options are Oppenheimer magnets, chemistry-themed jewelry, kids’ activity kits, books, Lab-branded hats and jackets. Additionally, BSMA members get 10% off of their Gadgets purchases.

Collaboration with Navajo Technical University supports clean hydrogen careers

A newly expanded partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Navajo Technical University (NTU) is helping foster a STEM-adept workforce ready to contribute to a high-tech, clean energy future with a concentration on fuel cell technology and additive manufacturing.

The Department of Energy recently helped expand Los Alamos’ partnerships with NTU by establishing the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technology Office (HFTO) Native American Fellowship, a pilot program that offers Lab internships for NTU students, connects students with real-world research experiences and funds the purchase of advanced scientific equipment installed at the tribal university. The new program is also supported by and builds upon similar efforts from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program.

The program joins existing workforce development initiatives the Laboratory has in place with Northern New Mexico College, Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico Highlands University, UNM-Los Alamos, Luna Community College and other New Mexico institutions.

National Security Science energy issue now online

If you've ever wondered what Los Alamos is doing to create a more sustainable future or how energy security equals national security, look no further than the new issue of National Security Science magazine, which highlights the various types of energy research underway at the Lab.

The issue coincides with two back-to-back energy-related anniversaries in December. The very first fission chain reaction was on Dec. 2, 1942, and you can read about all the fission research Los Alamos has done since. Dec. 5 marks the one-year anniversary of fusion ignition at a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory experimental facility, and Los Alamos had a supporting role doing the diagnostics. The birthplace of many fusion firsts, Los Alamos continues the quest for the ultimate energy source.