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Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Almost every morning on her way to work, Theresa Rolfe drives past homeless people outside a fast food restaurant, and the sight takes her back to a time when her son could have been among them. It wasn’t too long ago that Rolfe, an emergency management employee at Sandia National Laboratories, cried […]

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Sandia gears up for annual computer donation event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Students from more than 40 New Mexico schools are expected to benefit from Sandia National Laboratories’ annual K-12 Computer Donation Event next week, where more than 1,000 computers and related accessories will be distributed. Media representatives must RSVP to attend: What: Sandia 2018 K-12 Computer Donation Event When: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. […]

Sandia materials scientist looks to inspire students through STEM program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For 32 years, Sandia National Laboratories’ Black Leadership Committee has brought science, technology, engineering and math to more than 3,000 middle and high school students through the Hands-On, Minds-On Technologies program. HMTech began as an after-school program to inspire African-American students to pursue STEM careers. Ten years later, it became a Sandia-sponsored […]

Computer science teacher wins 2018 Sandia Excellence in Teaching Award

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Miguel Baez, Granada High School computer science teacher, was recently getting his students motivated after welcoming them back from lunch. After getting his class settled, he was interrupted by P.J. Daley, the school’s principal. The class murmured to each other, trying to figure out why their principal had entered their classroom and […]

Catching dreams

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories in a new partnership with New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement, or NM MESA, has increased the number of students in Sandia’s Dream Catchers Science Program. The latest hands-on science and engineering program was recently held at the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus. Dream Catchers is designed for […]

Students to learn about Sandia’s global security work during state STEM event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will host 30 northern New Mexico middle school students for a day of interactive science, technology, engineering and math activities Tuesday at an event that focuses on the labs’ global security work. The event is part of the New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement, Inc. STEAM Extravaganza. NM MESA […]

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Sandia’s Valentine’s Day gift bolsters United Way program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Spreading love on Valentine’s Day, Sandia National Laboratories donated $50,000 to help kick-start United Way of Central New Mexico’s Mission: Families to foster family stability and support student achievement. “Sandia National Laboratories is committed to making a difference in the lives of those around us,” Labs Director Steve Younger said. “Sandia has […]

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Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children’s Museum

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children’s Museum in Dublin, California. The grant, made possible through Sandia’s gifts and grants program, will be used to update the museum’s exhibit space and curriculum with engineering-themed activities. “Sandia is honored to be a partner in bringing the world of engineering to […]

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Project management jobs pipeline focus of Sandia, University of New Mexico agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management have reached a new agreement to collaborate on project management education and professional development. The memorandum of understanding to be signed Wednesday supports creating a Master of Science degree in project controls, project management and program management at UNM […]

Woman credits Sandia reality-based active shooter training for saving her life

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Like a lot of concertgoers who attended Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival, Sandia National Laboratories manager Marlene Lucero thought she was hearing fireworks when a round of gunfire rained down on fans. But then the man next to her husband fell, and a second wave of pops rang through the […]

Sandia physicist leads effort to revamp former jail into winter refuge for city’s homeless

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One weekend a month, Rosalie Multari drives west through the petroglyphs, past the Three Sisters volcanoes, following dirt paths and loose gravel roads, until she reaches what was once an Albuquerque jail. Just inside the perimeter gate — still adorned with razor wire in some areas — a second chain-link fence is […]

Islamic Center kids, Sandia coach, win big in international STEM competition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Motivated by the importance of involving kids in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math applications, Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Mohamed Ebeida started a robotics program last year at the Islamic Center of New Mexico for boys and girls from 6 to 14 years old. This summer, two teams of six […]

New Sandia fellowship named after first female director of nuclear security lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has established a new fellowship program, named after its immediate past director, Jill Hruby, in hopes of attracting and recruiting talented women in engineering and science fields who are interested in becoming technical leaders in national security. The Jill Hruby Fellowship Program will immerse postdoctoral candidates in a three-year […]

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American Indian engineers present inaugural award to Sandia diversity specialist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Introducing the first recipient of the Blazing Flame Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) requires a customary introduction. Translated from Navajo: “They call me Marie Capitan. I am Navajo and Alaskan. I am born to the Water’s Edge People clan and born for the Alaskan People.” Capitan, a […]

The Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus will stop in Albuquerque the week of Oct. 24, giving students a unique opportunity to visit the surface of Mars. (Photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corp.)

Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus stops in Albuquerque with virtual tour of red planet

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The world’s first virtual reality vehicle for groups of participants is making a stop in Albuquerque on a cross-country tour, giving students a chance to traverse the surface of Mars from inside a school bus. The Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus will stop at Tomasita Elementary School and Kennedy Middle […]

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