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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 […]

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, […]

Sandia researchers bring lab experience to world of business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Sandia National Laboratories workers were recognized for taking technology out of the labs and into the private sector. Laurence Brown, Matt Donnelly and Jim Pacheco received Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards for their participation in a Sandia program that encourages researchers to take jobs at startup or expanding businesses. Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer […]

Prestigious award lights up Tsao’s wide-ranging career

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeff Tsao has seen it all in his 29-year Sandia National Laboratories career, from research to management to entrepreneurship. But being an idea guy is what he likes best. “It’s what I naturally gravitate toward,” Tsao said. Tsao is a researcher in the solid-state lighting group, working to cut back the worldwide […]

Black engineers get national awards for reaching beyond the expected

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three Sandia National Laboratories staff members who share a commitment to quality and diversity are winners of 2013 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards. J. Anthony Wingate, manager of Subsystems and Component Quality Engineering, was named Professional Engineer of the Year for Diversity Leadership. Dennis Owens, manager of Defense Systems Quality […]

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 […]

Award-winning Sandia Labs engineer trods global path of nonproliferation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Adam Williams of Sandia National Laboratories won a 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Award for his work in international security and nonproliferation. Williams was named Most Promising Engineer-Government in the prestigious BEYA program, which recognizes some of the nation’s best and brightest engineers, scientists and technology experts. The awards are sponsored […]

Asian American Engineer of the Year honors three Sandians

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia National Laboratories scientists are among 19 people from across the United States receiving 2012 Asian American Engineer of the Year awards. The AAEOY program and awards ceremony will be held in Albuquerque on March 2-3 at the Marriott Uptown. “It is a great honor to host this event,” said Eliot […]