Saturday, July 23, 2005
ROGER SNODGRASS, firstname.lastname@example.org, Monitor Assistant Editor
A Los Alamos National Laboratory official said the lab's current network of academic alliances is already three times the number the University of Texas System has included in its proposal with Lockheed Martin for managing Los Alamos National Laboratory.
"We'd have to cut way back to get down to 33 agreements and partnerships with universities in this country; and we'd have to get rid of a fair amount of classified research and developmental projects as well," said Terry Lowe, acting program manager of LANL's Science and Technology Base Programs (STB) Office.
"Among the agreements under current UC management, LANL has formal contracts at the board-of-regent level with the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology that are each funded with a budget commitment of $500,000 per year on a five-year renewable contract."
What is the source of these funds? Sounds like bribes to me. Why hasn't Highlands with its seven engineering students gotten a piece of the action?
moment. There seems to be a coterie of special people at LANL who are now
getting very worried about their positions. I'm growing a bit weary of their
penis-matching rhetoric. Three times bigger you say? Wow!
Pray tell how many of the admittedly many current LANL-University collaborations are the result of the efforts of your office? the sage direction of curent LANL managment? or UC's LANL research strategy? vice the at-times herculean, stubborn, persistent efforts of individual LANL TSMs to work with researchers they believe represent the best in a given field. Let's be honest here, UC has virtually nothing to do with the multitude of LANL/University collaborations that currently exist. To suggest otherwise is completely dishonest. And to take credit for the efforts of all the individuals who have had to push, pull, and force-feed management and SUP to get collaborations in place, is just plain obscene.