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Natalie Aulwes Girl Scout Gold Award Project Offers Free Engineering Workshop For Girls 2-4 P.M. Saturday

LAHS Senior Natalie Aulwes. Photo by Elan Giorgi
For phase two of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Los Alamos High School Senior Natalie Aulwes is leading a free workshop, for girls ages 11-14 years old in Los Alamos and the surrounding area, to explore the basics of engineering concepts and design.
ProjectY cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square is hosting this special workshop for 20 girls, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The workshop Saturday will include learning about hand drafting, computer assisted design, basic circuits, and showcasing


EM’s Ike White Tours SRS Liquid Waste Facilities

Ike White, right, Senior Advisor for EM, engages DOE-Savannah River employees at a meeting after touring Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste facilities. Also pictured is SRS Manager Mike Budney. Courtesy/DOE
Ike White, left, Senior Advisor for EM, tours the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) with Cliff Conner, cognizant system engineer and process manager for Parsons, EM’s SWPF contractor at the Savannah River Site. Courtesy/DOE
DOE News:
AIKEN, S.C. EM Senior Advisor Ike White recently visited the Savannah River Site (SRS), where he toured liquid waste facilities


‘Innovation’ Word Of The Day For Air Force

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,


Historical Society: Evolution Of Bathtub Row Press

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. Once in Santa Fe, the alumni stayed at Bishop’s Lodge, then owned by Jim Thorpe, LARS Class of 1942.

In anticipation


Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

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. Robotics Night featured robotics teams from regional schools and local groups with robots used by Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Police


Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

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 McHale/


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

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

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

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. Group members not at Wednesday’s lunch include Burt Banks, George


Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

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