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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mentoring café a forum for Sandia researchers to spark girls’ interest in STEM careers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque middle school and high school girls will receive speed mentoring from influential female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Sandia National Laboratories’ first STEM Mentoring Café on Saturday, March 12, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. STEM Mentoring Café is a national, interagency effort designed […]

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 tops $6.5 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2014 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) by 8.2 percent over the previous year, giving $6,556,666 to the charitable organization. “Sandians are amazingly generous and recognize the community’s needs,” said Pam Catanach, who coordinates the labs’ Employee Caring Program (ECP). […]

Sandia Labs BEYA winner listened and excelled

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Jon Madison had a strong sense of who he was and where he was going. “I wasn’t an average kid,” he said. “Whatever my peers were doing, chances are I wasn’t doing it. After school and weekends I helped with my family’s business. When it came to […]

Sandia Labs plans partnership center to boost collaboration, tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will pursue a Center for Collaboration and Commercialization to strengthen partnerships, technology transfer and ties to the community. The center, known as C3, will support the city of Albuquerque’s and the University of New Mexico’s Innovation District and Innovate ABQ initiatives. C3 will offer programming and services to boost […]

Sandia Labs tops $6 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2013 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico by 8.2 percent over the previous year, giving $6,050,426 to the charitable organization. “This level of generosity is astounding,” said Kelly Westlake, Sandia’s 2013 Employee Caring Program campaign chair. “Sandians faced the prospect of […]

Economic impact report spotlights Sandia’s commitment to business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $975 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2013 and New Mexico businesses were awarded more than $420 million, or 43 percent, of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received nearly $500 million in Sandia contracts, with the New […]

Agreement lets Sandia, UNM staff work side-by-side

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has launched a new kind of collaboration designed to strengthen its research bonds with the University of New Mexico (UNM). “This is another sign of the close and deepening partnership between two of the pre-eminent research institutions in the state,” Sandia Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Julia Phillips […]