Los Alamos National Security, LLC reaffirmed its investment in the community Wednesday, announcing that its board of directors approved $2.5 million to fund community support projects.
The investment will go to support education, economic development and charitable giving in the northern New Mexico region.
LANS is the management and operations contractor for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“The board’s decision to invest in our communities and their priorities reaffirms their continuing commitment to northern New Mexico,” the director of LANL’s Community Partnership Office, Kathy Keith said. “In this coming year, we will strengthen partnerships with community organizations in order to have maximum impact for the Lab and northern New Mexico.”
The $2.5 million is part of the LANS’ Community Commitment Plan, which has provided $32.5 million to New Mexico since 2007. The plan is managed by the LANL Community Partnerships Office. One of the main goals of the plan is to provide career paths and opportunities that lead to STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) to area students.
“With our continuing investments, an area we look to help spark and nurture an interest in is science, technology, engineering and math among students in the region.” Keith said.