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Planting seeds and growing hope

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, on behalf of Sandia National Laboratories, recently gave more than $538,000 in grants that focus on families and education as part of its corporate contributions program. “Sandia’s grants focus on improving family stability and educational success by supporting nonprofits that address the greatest challenges in […]

Students of nuclear security have a problem. Here’s how to help them.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Radioactive materials are attractive targets to thieves and other bad actors. These are rare finds, valuable on the black market and relatively easy to weaponize. New security professionals rarely learn practical skills for protecting these targets until they are on the job at nuclear power plants, research reactors, processing plants and other […]

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 […]

Sandia’s Valentine’s Day gift bolsters United Way program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Spreading love on Valentine’s Day, Sandia National Laboratories donated $50,000 to help kick-start United Way of Central New Mexico’s Mission: Families to foster family stability and support student achievement. “Sandia National Laboratories is committed to making a difference in the lives of those around us,” Labs Director Steve Younger said. “Sandia has […]

Former Sandia Labs executive named to National Science Board

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Barack Obama appointed former Sandia National Laboratories acting Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Julia Phillips to a seat on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation. The president said Phillips and other recent appointees and to national boards are “fine public servants who bring a depth of experience […]

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 […]

Sandia celebrates 30 years of STEM program for local students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Since 1986, Sandia National Laboratories has helped more than 3,000 middle and high school students get involved in fun, hands-on science and engineering activities and explore a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. That 30-year milestone will be celebrated July 29 with former students, instructors and volunteers at Albuquerque’s […]

Joining forces: Military students get a taste of national lab research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two years ago, West Point cadet Willahelm Wan signed on to spend a few summer weeks at Sandia National Laboratories in a real-world research environment. What he learned changed his career. “At Sandia, everything is connected,” he said. “Projects have multiple components and overlap between departments. I considered myself a mechanical engineer, […]

Former Army ranger receives Sandia-Livermore Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award

LIVERMORE, Calif – Former Army ranger Damon Alcorn has received the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award. Presented at the chamber’s State of the City Luncheon on June 23, the annual award highlights a Las Positas College student who demonstrates exemplary academic achievements and leadership. Born and raised in the […]

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 […]

Livermore educators win Sandia Excellence in Teaching awards

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A recent knock on the classroom doors of three Livermore teachers brought a welcome surprise — the news that Heather Dion, Donna Lee and Amanda Johnston had won the Sandia National Laboratories Excellence in Teaching Award. Given annually to teachers in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) for extraordinary dedication […]

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 […]

Math skill put Sandia Labs HENAAC honoree on the path to success

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Edward Jimenez, a Sandia National Laboratories applied mathematician, was named a 2014 HENAAC Award winner as Most Promising Engineer/Advanced Degree by Great Minds in STEM. He joins other honorees at the 26th annual HENAAC conference in New Orleans from Oct. 2-4. HENAAC, formerly the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Corp., honors the […]

Black Engineer of the Year honoree inspires youth to excel in STEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There’s more to receiving a Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) award than being a winner, says Aaron Brundage of Sandia National Laboratories. “The intent of the award is to provide guidance to young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” he says. “It gives them a role […]

California educators win Sandia Excellence in Teaching awards

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories’ Livermore, Calif., site presented two local teachers with Excellence in Teaching Awards at the regular meeting of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s Board of Education on Dec. 10. Terry Greenaway, a science specialist at Jackson Avenue Elementary School, and Kathy Hallenbeck, a chemistry teacher at Livermore High School […]