On Feb. 28, 1949, during Harry S. Truman's Presidency, the Bendix Corporation signed a prime contract to operate the Kansas City Plant for the Atomic Energy Commission. Today, the Kansas City Plant is celebrating 65 years of delivering on its national security mission and nearing the end of one of the largest industrial moves in the nation to the new state-of-the-art National Security Campus.
This week, NNSA brought together researchers from various academic programs to report on their accomplishments over the past year and promote interaction in areas of physical science relevant to stockpile stewardship.
Sponsored by NNSA's Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, the symposium is geared toward NNSA-supported researchers with grants or cooperative agreements as part of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program, the High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP) Program, the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) Program and the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP).
One of the goals of the symposium is to highlight accomplishments of the academic programs and encourage student and postdoctoral researcher involvement and interaction with the scientific community.
Presentations on topics of general interest were given by national lab participants. All presentations and discussions were unclassified. In addition, students and post-docs highlighted their work during a poster reception.
About the photos: Bruce Held, Acting Administrator and Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security, spoke at the Stewardship Science Academic Programs Annual Review Symposium and met with various participants during the poster presentation.
Dona Crawford, Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST).
The council is an assembly of corporate CEOs, academics, scientists and scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. CCST members provide expert counsel on the science and technology issues facing California. CCST was formed more than 20 years ago as an independent body to advise the legislature and state agencies on technical issues.
Crawford says many of the challenges California faces, such as energy, environment and cyber security, are also national concerns that are the focus of Livermore missions.