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Robot Rodeo

Sandia hosts annual Robot Rodeo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise, a lively and challenging five-day event that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots. Just as law enforcement officers […]

Sandia hosting national conversation on engineering

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert says U.S. prosperity depends on effective use of engineering to turn scientific innovation into products that come rapidly to market and increasingly are made in the U.S.A. The National Engineering Forum (NEF) and Sandia are bringing together regional leaders for a conversation about engineering on […]


Sandia employees reach out to Hispanic students with Manos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories is hosting its annual Manos program, which targets Hispanic middle school students and is designed to encourage interest in math, science and engineering. The program was launched 23 years ago by Sandia’s Hispanic Leadership Outreach Committee, today led by Sandia employees Pat Sena and Miquelita Carrion, and the Community […]

National workshop brings career development help to Sandia postdocs, student interns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Chemical Society’s ACS on Campus is bringing career development workshops for scientists and engineers to Sandia National Laboratories’ postdoctoral fellows and interns, only the second time the program has come to a national laboratory. ACS on Campus will kick off the evening of July 19 with a Science Café presentation […]

Sandia continues long tradition of holiday giving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories continues a more than 50-year tradition of generosity with donations of gifts of shoes, toys, gift cards and food. This year, more than 500 children benefitted from Sandia’s longest holiday tradition, Shoes for Kids, which was started in Sandia’s early days by two scientists who opted to buy shoes […]

Sandia webinar to discuss real estate appraisals for photovoltaic installations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Finding a way to appraise residential and commercial properties with photovoltaic installations is a growing challenge facing the nation’s real estate industry. As more homes and businesses turn to solar PV power, the need grows for ways to fairly assess the value of the installations and the power they generate before a […]

Robot at Sandia

Annual Robot Rodeo at Sandia National Laboratories to help prepare first responders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Media representatives are welcome at the fifth annual Western National Robot Rodeo on Wednesday, May 25, from 8-10 a.m. at Sandia National Laboratories. The Robot Rodeo is a four-day, 10-event technical competition for bomb squads and other public safety organizations that use hazardous duty robots. “This competition is designed to test not […]

Sandia, Los Alamos labs to honor businesses’ innovations at New Mexico Small Business Assistance event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A baler design that could economically bring alpaca fleece to market. A method to remove sediment from a northern New Mexico reservoir. An improved pesticide sprayer to reduce disease-carrying mosquitoes in the developing world. These are among the 10 projects by small companies that received technical assistance in 2010 through the New Mexico […]

Sandia re-dedicates building 898 as Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Labs director Paul Hommert will re-dedicate Sandia’s Weapons Integration Facility (building 898) as the Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the southeast corner of Sandia National Laboratories’ MESA complex on Kirtland Air Force Base. Sen. Domenici will be joined by Congressmen […]

Needy children to receive new shoes thanks to Sandia’s Shoes for Kids Program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Since Sandia’s Shoes for Kids campaign began 54 years ago, the volunteer effort has provided about 12,300 pairs of shoes to needy school children. The program began when two Sandia National Laboratories scientists decided that  instead of exchanging Christmas gifts or cards with each other, they would buy shoes for needy school […]

Albuquerque mayor to address summit showcasing Sandia’s economic impact on local economy, small businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will host Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and other community leaders at its 2010 Economic Impact Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The summit will highlight the role Sandia plays in the local economy and community. At the summit, Sandia will release its annual “Economic Impact on the State of New […]

Sandia opens Employee Caring Program Campaign (United Way) with first ever Domino Dare

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In a split-second, dominoes come tumbling down, each one encouraging the other as they spark a chain reaction. As the No. 1 contributor for more than 50 years to the United Way of Central New Mexico, Sandia has continually worked to make a difference in our community. Last year, Sandia employees and […]

Solar cars, green ideas on offer at Sandia Labs’ S3: Safe, Secure, Sustainable Fair

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former electrical lineman who lost his arm in a workplace accident and a national expert on food safety and sustainability will give keynote presentations at Sandia National Laboratories’ S3: Safe, Secure, Sustainable Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the speakers, more than a dozen solar, […]

Reborn Ion Beam Lab has grand opening, with talk by Sen. Bingaman to follow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Sandia National Laboratories’ President Paul Hommert welcomes U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, who will speak at the grand opening of Sandia National Laboratories’ reborn Ion Beam Laboratory in a ceremony from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. B-roll of the intense beams creating bursts of light, as […]

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Sandia Science & Technology Park to host news conference on economic impact results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) will host a news conference for Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry to announce the results of an economic impact report by the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG). The conference will be Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 10:45 a.m. at Ted Hobbs Park on Innovation Parkway at the research […]

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