New focus: LANL Foundation grants emphasize science education

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By Roger Snodgrass

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation awarded $3,548,107 to 95 institutions and nonprofit organizations in northern New Mexico.Under a new contract with the laboratory managers, the awards emphasize educational support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The new cycle of grants were for educational enrichment, educational outreach and small educational outreach grants. They fund organizations serving education, learning and community development in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.“People were worried when we changed over, and we were kind of worried about whether there would be enough,” said Susan Herrera, LANL Foundation Director this morning, “but there are plenty of good people doing good work and we certainly need to get deeper into math and science.

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