March 1, 2006

Sandia National Laboratories/California to celebrate 50 years in Livermore next week

What: SNL/CA will celebrate 50 years of science, technology, energy and contributions to national security in the Bay Area with three days of speakers, panel discussions, and displays.

Who: Executives from the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Sandia National Laboratories, and other organizations

When: Tuesday, March 7-Thursday, March 9
(Activities begin at 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily)

Where: Sandia National Laboratories, 7011 East Avenue, Livermore

Partial schedule of events

Tues., March 7 — Nuclear Deterrence Seminar: Sixty Years of Living with the Bomb (Keynote address by award-winning author Richard Rhodes), 1:30-3 p.m.

Wed., March 8 — Celebration and Rededication ceremony featuring keynote speaker Dr. Johnny Foster, guests from DOE, NNSA, and DHS, and Sandia “pioneers” from 1956, 1-2:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 9 — Seminar: Science Technology and Energy: California Connections with National Impact. Panelists will include Linda Cohen, Professor of Economics at UC, Irvine; Susan Hackwood, Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology; and Maxine Savitz, Director of The Washington Advisory Group, 9:30-11 a.m.

Members of the media must call ahead to arrange for badging and access to Sandia. Contact Sandia’s public relations office at (925) 294-3135 or (925) 294-2447. For more information on Sandia/California’s 50th Anniversary, please visit

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Sandia media contact: Mike Janes,, (925) 294-2447