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National Hispanic engineering organization honors two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories weapons engineers have been recognized by Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Systems analysis manager Steven Trujillo was awarded for his professional achievements and Humberto Santacruz, a lead engineer on Sandia’s W76-1 System Life Extension Project, […]

Trio of Sandia women recognized as leaders in STEM, diversity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia women have received a Women Worth Watching Award, presented by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Chemical engineers Carol Adkins and Justine Johannes each received a Women Worth Watching in STEM Award and were recently profiled in the special STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) edition of the journal. “Collectively, these leaders […]

Asian-American engineer sees prestigious national award as Sandia ‘career achievement’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ireena Erteza has engineering in her blood. She’s had a love for it as far back as she can remember. “My father showed me what it is to be a scholar and an engineer,” she said. “He was playful and creative. He gave me free rein to play in his workshop and to […]

Tech transfer awards recognize Sandia’s work in eye tracking, hydrogen refueling, heat exchange efficiency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won three regional 2016 awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC’s Mid-Continent/Far West regions recognized Sandia’s achievements in the following innovations: GazeAppraise: Eye Movement Analysis Software, which won a Notable Technology Development Award; HyStEP: Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance […]

Path to success: Sandia women honored for leadership, science

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two women at Sandia National Laboratories were recognized by professional organizations for their leadership and groundbreaking scientific research. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently gave Sandia President and Laboratories Director Jill Hruby —  the first woman to lead a national security laboratory —  its 2016 Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award and […]

New Mexico African American Affairs office honors two from Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees have been named recipients of 2016 Outstanding Service Awards from the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA). Research engineer Conrad James and Theresa A. Carson, a senior manager in Sandia’s Supply Chain Management Center, were recognized for their strong commitment to improving the quality of […]

High school girls recognized for math, science accomplishments

Recognition program celebrates its 25th year at Sandia’s California site LIVERMORE, Calif. – Celeste Rohlfing, chief operating officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), presented Sandia National Laboratories’ 25th annual Math and Science Awards to 28 young women from San Francisco Bay Area high schools. Rohlfing, a chemist at Sandia for […]

Award-winning Sandia engineer traded sewing for a shot at science

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pierrette Gorman built a successful career as a seamstress and tailor, working her way from bridal and clothing stores to owning a business in upstate New York. But she wanted more. “I wanted a college education and had a goal,” Gorman said. She wanted to be an engineer. “I knew my ability […]

Sandia Labs recruiter, scientist win Black Engineer of the Year awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two members of the Sandia National Laboratories staff are recipients of 2016 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards. Ken Holley was honored for community service and Conrad James with a special recognition award. BEYA is a program of the national Career Communications Group, an advocate for corporate diversity, and is part […]

Sandia Labs takes home three national tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a decontamination product that neutralizes chemical and biological agents and for software that helps emergency responders disable improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Business development specialist Bianca Thayer was named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional of 2016. The […]

Sandia Labs HENAAC honorees find common threads in diversity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thousands of miles separate the hometowns of Patrick Sena and Abraham Ellis. Sena grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Ellis in Chitre, Panama, but they shared upbringings centered on family, community and culture. “What does it mean to be Hispanic?” said Ellis, manager of Photovoltaic and Distributed Systems at Sandia […]

Sandia Labs takes home regional tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has won four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. One award honored business development specialist Bianca Thayer as Technology Transfer Professional of the Year. Sandia technologies recognized by the FLC’s Far West/Mid-Continent regions for 2015 are: Dynamic Prosthetic […]

High school girls honored for math, science achievements

Mentorship opportunities key to Sandia recognition program LIVERMORE, Calif. – Sandia National Laboratories has presented its annual Math and Science Awards to 31 girls from San Francisco Bay Area high schools, celebrating their academic accomplishments and potential. “I want to congratulate each of you for your academic excellence and encourage you to continue your passion […]

Optical diagnostics researcher at Sandia wins DOE Early Career award

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Christopher Kliewer has won a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science for his fundamental science proposal to develop new optical diagnostic tools to study interfacial combustion interactions that are major sources of pollution and vehicle inefficiency. Kliewer’s […]

Asian American engineering honorees credit families for success

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two scientists at Sandia National Laboratories thought back to their roots when they won Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) awards: Somuri Prasad to a village in India and Patrick Feng to a refuge in America. Prasad’s father helped found the first school in his native Pasumarru in the Krishna District […]