2022 LAHS Graduates Olivia Bell And Wayne Williams Awarded The Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Olivia Bell/Courtesy photo

Wayne Williams/Courtesy photo


The 2022 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship has been awarded to Olivia Bell and Wayne Williams. The scholarship was created to honor long time Los Alamos resident and LANL engineer Jim Sims.

Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams. He was a gifted mechanical engineer with a distinguished career, essential to the success of highly visible programs that have enhanced the scientific and engineering reputation of the Laboratory. Sims was also committed to mentoring young engineers, designers, and students, generously sharing his knowledge and experience.

Olivia Bell is the daughter of Kirsten and Neil Bell.  She will be attending the University of California, Davis, to study civil engineering.  Wayne Williams is the son of Matthew Williams and Lian Williams. He will attend Texas A & M University in the fall where he will major in aerospace engineering.

The Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization which serves as the connection between our community and school district, evaluating needs and investing resources to improve the quality of public education in our community. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation, visit www.lapsfoundation.com