Aerospace Industry Speaker Event Hosted by Los Almos National Labs

The Michigan Tech chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) invites you to an aerospace industry speaker event hosted by Los Almos National Labs.

The speaker will be Mr. Jeff Hylok, the Principal Engineer for the W93/Mk7 program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Jeff has over 20 years of experience at LANL in various engineering roles. His early LANL career included test & model validation engineering work for the W76-1/Mk4 life extension program (LEP), system engineering work on both the W76-1 and W88/Mk5 programs, and served as the lead systems engineer for the Gemini subcritical test series. 

Event Details

Info on Los Almos:

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission is to solve national security challenges through simultaneous excellence. The laboratory specializes in nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management. This strategy is aligned with priorities set by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

Presentation Details

The Oppenheimer movie thrust the story of the Manhattan Project and the early days of Los Alamos into the forefront of public consciousness last year. However, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s current mission receives much less attention from the average American. For nearly eight decades, LANL has played a pivotal role in maintaining our nation’s nuclear deterrence posture, supporting nuclear non-proliferation around the world, and advancing fundamental scientific understanding of our world and universe. Russian aggression, China’s emergence as a peer, and the rise of other nuclear breakout nations all drive the nation and LANL into a new, post-Cold War national security environment. Fundamentally, the lab’s mission remains the same, but many technical challenges must be overcome to address this new international security era. 

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