The Los Alamos Chapter of ASM International was chartered in June of 1946 and serves metallurgical engineers, materials scientists, teachers, students and people interested in materials information throughout northern New Mexico.
Los Alamos is Spanish for "The Cottonwoods." Los Alamos is an incorporated county located in northern New Mexico in the Jemez Mountains west of the Rio Grande.
The major employer in the area is Los Alamos National Laboratory. It was originally founded to undertake the Manhattan Project in 1943.