N3B Los Alamos Awards Scholarships To Three Local Students With Eye For Legacy Environmental Cleanup

Dylan Romero/Courtesy photo

Arianna Romero/Courtesy photo


Three University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) students each recently received $1,300 in N3B scholarships to pursue their academic interests in the energy, environmental and radioactive waste management fields. They are Daniel Gallegos, Arianna Romero and Dylan Romero.

As the primary contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office, tasked with addressing environmental impacts from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Manhattan Project and Cold War operations, N3B hopes to inspire youth in its mission-related fields.

Gallegos plans to pursue mechanical engineering at UNM-LA and aims to create more innovative and effective technologies, including technologies for waste management, he said.

Arianna Romero moved from Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend UNM-LA and study biology. One of her academic interests is biofuels and researching how to better use food waste for renewable energy.

Dylan Romero, a student in UNM-LA’s pre-engineering program, has a passion for problem-solving and working on innovative, advanced mechanical systems. He is participating in a part-time internship at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at LANL.

The UNM-LA students qualified for N3B’s scholarships based on their enrollment in environmental science, pre-engineering, science or other degrees related to the energy, environmental and radioactive waste management industry. They also completed essays about their plans to put their degrees to use.

N3B and its parent companies believe in the importance of investing in the community, and N3B contributes five percent of its earned fee to workforce development, scholarships and other charitable giving. N3B’s charitable giving revolves around education, health and human services, arts and culture and civic and economic development in the Northern New Mexico region. For more information on our Community Commitment program, visit N3B’s website here.

About N3B

N3B implements the $1.4 billion, 10-year Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is a Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Nuclear-led company with BWX Technologies, with critical subcontractors Longenecker & Associates and Tech2 Solutions.