Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

IGEN Engagement

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), which is an IGEN Partner, regularly participates in IGEN meetings and programs like the Professional Networking Group, a private LinkedIn Group which is designed to connect graduate students with national labs representatives.

LANL is committed to developing a pipeline for UREM students to transition into professional careers and to attend to their professional development. As such, we are developing materials for training of their research mentors, and constructing logistic guidelines to make students known to hiring managers and researchers.

LANL Education and Outreach Programs

LANL offers students a great place to start a career in science. Approximately 85 of Chemistry Division’s employees are postdocs or students. Many of the researchers at Los Alamos originally started out in the Laboratory’s student programs.

About the Lab

Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation.

In addition, we perform work for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among others. As a result, our strategy reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management.

We focus on integrating research and development solutions to achieve the maximum impact on strategic national security priorities. In addition, through our partnerships across government agencies, laboratories, universities, and industry, we deliver the best possible science and technology results for the nation.

Los Alamos is operated by Triad National Security, LLC under contract to the NNSA.