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American Indian group names Sandia engineer 2014 Professional of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Randy McKee’s passion is engineering excellence. “I’m a process guy,” says the Cherokee Nation member.  “I always put that first in anything I do.” Close behind is his desire to help young people become professional engineers. McKee has spent countless hours mentoring in minority recruitment, graduate and undergraduate programs at Sandia National […]

Sandia internship program serves up challenging national security work with a side of fun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Keilan Jackson wanted real-world experience when he shopped for an internship for the summer of 2013. The Arizona State University computer science junior had completed other intern stints where his work was never put to use. From several options, he chose Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Internships to Advance National Security, or TITANS, […]

Motivating business to design a more resilient nation, one building at a time

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Anyone who’s ever come home from vacation to find a home partly destroyed by a leaking roof, broken water line or backed-up sewage knows the horror of drywall replacement, rotted rugs, mold tests and other measures of reconstruction that force domestic life to a halt. The crisis is even greater when a […]

Sandia’s Dream Catcher program sparks hands-on science learning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories’ annual Dream Catcher Science Program on Saturdays this month encourages middle and high school student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and seeks to increase American Indian student interest in STEM fields. The program was launched in 1991 by Sandia’s American Indian Outreach Committee, now led by […]

Sandia employees reach out to Hispanic students with Manos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories is hosting its annual Manos program, which targets Hispanic middle school students and is designed to encourage interest in math, science and engineering. The program was launched 23 years ago by Sandia’s Hispanic Leadership Outreach Committee, today led by Sandia employees Pat Sena and Miquelita Carrion, and the Community […]

Albuquerque Academy team wins New Mexico Middle School Regional Science Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Students from Albuquerque Academy’s Team 1 are headed to the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., after taking the top spot at the New Mexico Regional Middle School Science Bowl at Albuquerque Academy on Saturday, March 2. More than 130 students from 29 teams representing 12 New Mexico middle schools participated […]

Disabled kids inspire musical instrument anyone can play

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Not everyone can play music. You need timing and rhythm, an ear for pitch and notes and an ability to interpret sheet music and symbols. You need physical coordination to apply those talents plus control of lungs, lips, arms and fingers to match the mechanics of a musical instrument. And you need […]

Sandia Labs tops $5.5 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2012 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico by 17.1 percent over the previous year, giving $5,508,717 to the charitable organization. When it passed the $5 million mark, Sandia became the first company to donate that amount in a single campaign to […]

Sandia Labs helps wounded veterans onto the career track

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Combat veterans often return with wounds, some visible, some not. Sandia National Laboratories has launched a hiring program with the goal of helping those wounded warriors get into the workforce and develop career-based skills and experience. “We want to give back to those who have given so much to our country,” said […]

Sandia explosives legend Paul Cooper hangs up his teaching hat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Paul Cooper, one of the world’s foremost explosives experts, retired from Sandia National Laboratories more than a decade ago but continued his labor of love, teaching a new generation of engineers everything they needed to know about blowing things up. Cooper taught explosives safety and technology to about 1,000 people at Sandia […]

Cybersecurity technology, policy, law and planning to be focus of Sandia Labs summer institute for top grad students

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Graduate students pursuing careers related to cybersecurity, including specialties in computer science, engineering, law, public policy, economics and social sciences, are being encouraged to apply for Cyber Security Technology, Policy, Law and Planning for an Uncertain Future, a weeklong summer institute at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. The program will take […]