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Great Minds in STEM salutes Sandia Labs engineer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Frank DelRio likes to think small — microscopically small. His groundbreaking work in nanomechanics and nanotribology earned him a trip to Pasadena, California, recently for the 2022 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, where he was honored for his technical achievements. “Through nanomechanics, we look at how […]

Accolades spotlight shines on Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Robin Jones and Kimberly Pino recently were recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as Women Worth Watching in Leadership award winners for 2022, while Sondra Spence received a Women Worth Watching in STEM award. The leadership award recognizes those who work to expand and improve diversity, inclusion and equity […]

Most Promising Engineer of the Year honor goes to Sandia scientist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories research and development manager Bishnu Khanal was recently honored with the Most Promising Asian American Engineer of the Year award for his work in next-generation optical lithography process development for numerous technologies, along with his deep-reaching community service. According to Asian American Engineer of the Year, Khanal was selected […]

Pipelines for progress

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is sharpening its focus on select historically Black colleges and universities with its Securing Top Academic Research and Talent, or START, program. START builds academic partnerships that align with Sandia’s mission needs to fuel research collaboration and expose prospective underrepresented students to cutting-edge national laboratory work. In turn, Sandia […]

Employee honored for disability inclusion, advocacy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heather Spalding, a business lead at Sandia National Laboratories, was recently recognized as an Employee of the Year by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine for her advocacy efforts, professional accomplishments, community outreach initiatives and more. In its 30th year, the award spotlights the professional and personal achievements of outstanding individuals with disabilities. Spalding […]

National group honors Sandia Labs recruiter as veterans champion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories talent acquisition specialist Tony Lona, a recruiter focused on veterans and unique abilities, was named a 2022 Veteran Champion of the Year in Corporate America by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The award is presented to those who champion the recruitment, hiring, retention and career advancement of U.S. military veterans in […]

Black engineer awards distinguish Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards this year, including Most Promising Scientist in Government, Research Leadership, Science Spectrum Trailblazers and Modern-Day Technology Leaders. Honorees include Sandia mechanical, electrical, civil, aerospace and aeronautical engineers who excel in their respective fields. From the abstract to the technical, each […]

Great Minds in STEM celebrates two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories systems engineer Kenneth Armijo has been named a 2021 Most Promising Engineer Advanced Degree at the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference. Sandia mechanical engineer Michael Omana was named a 2021 Most Promising Scientist, Masters at the conference. Armijo, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, leads molten salt, […]

US Department of Labor recognizes Sandia Labs for hiring veterans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recently recognized Sandia National Laboratories as one of 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the Department of Labor. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act Medallion Program recognizes employers who successfully […]

Safety matters at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Cynthia Rivera has been named a Rising Star of Safety, Class of 2021, by the National Safety Council. Rivera joined Sandia as an environment, safety and health coordinator in 2014. Since then, she has guided the development of safety training sessions and materials, ergonomics programs, program assessment tools. “It’s […]

National 2021 Diversity Team Award goes to Sandia National Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories recently was recognized for its contributions to its organization and communities as a 2021 Diversity Team Award winner by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Fifteen companies and 16 diversity teams are being celebrated this summer for their teamwork to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion. The award recognizes talented […]

Equipped for crises

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Shovels symbolically speared the ground today at the site of Sandia National Laboratories new $42.5 million Emergency Operations Center. The 25,000-square-foot complex located on Kirtland Air Force Base is expected to be operational by spring 2023. The center will house National Nuclear Security Administration and Sandia emergency management staff offices, the 24/7 […]

Sandia joins 16 national labs on transgender-inclusive, name-change process for papers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories joins 16 other Department of Energy national laboratories and many prominent publishers, journals and other organizations in scientific publishing in announcing the beginning of a partnership to support name-change requests from researchers on past published papers. This agreement will allow researchers who wish to change their names to claim […]

Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab at Sandia bars none

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There’s a tiny hidden gem at Sandia National Laboratories that tests the strength and evaluates the impact properties of any solid natural or manmade material on the planet. From its humble beginnings as a small storage room, mechanical engineer Bo Song has built a singular Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab that packs a […]

Planting seeds and growing hope

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, on behalf of Sandia National Laboratories, recently gave more than $538,000 in grants that focus on families and education as part of its corporate contributions program. “Sandia’s grants focus on improving family stability and educational success by supporting nonprofits that address the greatest challenges in […]