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Two Sandians honored with 2024 Women in Tech Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees have been honored with the 2024 New Mexico Women in Tech Award from the New Mexico Technology Council. The award recognizes remarkable women who drive innovation and excellence in their tech field and inspire and empower others to pursue careers in the tech industry. Mary Monson If […]

National achievement awards go to two Sandia Labs engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories scientists Patrick Feng and Thushara Gunda recently were honored with national achievement awards by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. The awards recognize recipients’ leadership and accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Feng, a materials scientist, received a Professional Achievement Award, 10-plus years, for his leadership in […]

National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tony Garcia often reflects on his grandfather’s words: “Work hard and be good to people, and you’ll end up happy.” This simple principle has been Garcia’s beacon throughout his academic and professional journeys, and now has led to his recognition with a prestigious 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers STAR of Today […]

Sandia 2023 economic impact reaches record high

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ economic impact for fiscal year 2023 reached an all-time high of nearly $4.8 billion, which was $559 million more than in 2022. The impact is evident in the 1,200 new jobs added in the last year, the $114 million in gross receipts taxes paid to the state and the […]

Society of Women Engineers celebrates Sandia employees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Women engineers at Sandia National Laboratories achieved significant recognition in 2023 from the Society of Women Engineers. These accolades included Advocating Women in Engineering, Distinguished New Engineer and 10 patent recognition awards. SWE’s awards program celebrates high levels of achievement among individuals who identify as women and allies in engineering, engineering technology […]

Asian American Engineer of the Year goes to Sandia Labs computer scientist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tian Ma, a distinguished computer engineer in research and development at Sandia National Laboratories, has been honored as a 2023 Asian American Engineer of the Year by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA. Each year, CIE recognizes exceptional Asian American engineers who demonstrate strong technical skills, leadership abilities and a commitment to public […]

Sandia science and technology researchers to mentor minority students

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A government-funded consortium offering science and technology learning opportunities to student minorities aims to, over time, equalize workforce demographics at national laboratories, said leaders of the effort at Sandia National Laboratories. The partnership, titled the Rio Grande Consortium for Advanced Research on Exascale Simulation, known as Grande CARES, is funded by […]

High-tech invisible ink spells trouble for counterfeiters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A high-tech invisible ink invented at Sandia National Laboratories could become the newest tool for stopping counterfeit goods. The research team is now seeking partnerships to help develop and ultimately commercialize the new technology. Beyond their negative economic impact, counterfeit goods can threaten public health. In 2022, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration […]

National Black engineer awards celebrate Sandia Labs scientists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia National Laboratories professionals recently received 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Awards. Danielle Stephenson was lauded as a Senior Technology Fellow, Coby Davis as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer and Ned Adams as a Modern-Day Technology Leader. The recipients, all with advanced degrees or certificates, perform several roles at Sandia and […]

Labs Director to make historic visit to Navajo Nation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On March 17, Sandia National Laboratories Director Dr. James Peery will make an historic visit to Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico, marking the first time a sitting national lab director has visited a tribal college or university. The event is designed to build on the growing partnership Sandia has started […]

Biden taps Sandia Labs’ senior leader for quantum advisory committee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Deborah Frincke, associate laboratories director of national security programs at Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee. As a member of this presidential advisory committee, Frincke will help provide an independent assessment of the National Quantum Initiative Program, which was established in 2019 to maintain U.S. […]

National Hispanic technical honor goes to Sandia Labs engineer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories data engineer Rudy Garcia received the 2022 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Technical Achievement and Recognition, or STAR, Award for his work in research and engineering of large software systems and remote-sensing applications, along with his expertise in cloud computing and big geospatial-data architectures. The Hispanic in Technology, Government, […]

Great Minds in STEM salutes Sandia Labs engineer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories mechanical engineer Frank DelRio likes to think small — microscopically small. His groundbreaking work in nanomechanics and nanotribology earned him a trip to Pasadena, California, recently for the 2022 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, where he was honored for his technical achievements. “Through nanomechanics, we look at how […]

Society of Women Engineers bestows awards on 3 Sandia staff, including its highest honor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Society of Women Engineers has bestowed awards on three Sandia National Laboratories employees. Senior scientist Tina Nenoff received the society’s highest honor, the Achievement Award, chemical engineer Yuliya Preger received a Rising Technical Contributor Award and researcher Nedra Bonal received a Patent Recognition Award. The society bestows awards annually to professionals, […]

Accolades spotlight shines on Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Robin Jones and Kimberly Pino recently were recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as Women Worth Watching in Leadership award winners for 2022, while Sondra Spence received a Women Worth Watching in STEM award. The leadership award recognizes those who work to expand and improve diversity, inclusion and equity […]