b'O V E R V I E W O F T H E L A B O R A T O R Y P L A N 2 0 1 9S TA K E H O L D E R A N D C O M M U N I T Y E X C E L L E N C EA s the sixth-largest privateINL STEM employer in Idaho, INL provides high-tech, high-paying jobs with a total economic impact ofambassadors engage $2,058,545,000. In order to strengthenwith area students partnerships and ties to the community,on STEM topics ranging from nuclear INL and its employees contribute toscience to coding and the local economy and charitablerobotics. During the organizations. In FY 2018, INL spentinaugural year of nearly $148,332,000, with Idaho-basedthe employee STEM subcontractors, and the BEA corporateoutreach program, STEM ambassadors office contributed more than $618,700S P OT L I G H T spent 861 hours to charitable giving. 1 interacting with Without cultivating positive, enduringnearly 4,000 students As STEM ambassadors within the local communities,and over 500 teachers partnerships with stakeholders,and parents in the collaborators, and surroundingINL employees expand and deepen the impact oflocal communities, communities, INL cannot achieve itsSTEM learning and build a STEM-prepared workforceand STEMazing mission nor can its RD&D provideemployee volunteers true impact. It is crucial that theseand talent pipeline for tomorrow. led 42 STEM events at 30 schools and partnerships be at the forefront ofcommunity events.RD&D efforts, and INL must maintain itself as a high-value partner in the community, region, state and nation.INL enables discovery in energy and security to achieve excellence 1FY-18 INL Economic Summary, https://inl. in stakeholder engagement and gov/inl-initiatives/economic-and-workforce- community service by:development/ Broadening Idaho and regional understanding of INL outcomes and impacts to Idaho state andlocal governments, regional S P OT L I G H T communities and organizations, academia, and industryCorporate citizenship is aStrengthening academic partnerships with K-12 STEM programs and top-significant priority for INLranked universities to meet mission leadership and its employees.needs, support the talent pipeline, and use educational support to One way in which INL supportsenhance employee skillslocal communities is through its generous United Way campaign to help feedTransferring research resultsthe hungry, shelter the abused, provide educational opportunities, and offerand translating advances inRD&D to technology innovationsprograms that pave the way to future financial security. and applications for industry, academia, national laboratories, and In 2018, INL leadership and employees worked togetherthe community. to raise $500,000 for the three United Way offices serving southeast Idaho, a $39, 000 increase from 2017. INL Laboratory Director Mark Peters announced the record-breaking United Way campaign total at a community reception where representatives from the United Way of Southeastern Idaho and the United Way of Idaho Falls & Bonneville County were presented a contribution check by former INL Community Giving program manager, Lori Priest. 19'