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Veterans hired at Sandia Labs triples over past year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The number of military veterans hired at Sandia tripled the last fiscal year, and marked the highest veteran hiring rate in the history of Sandia National Laboratories. As part of a broader laboratories recruiting strategy, Sandia engaged in a new deliberate and strategic military veteran hiring initiative that paid off. Sandia hired […]

New vice president appointed to oversee defense research at Sandia Labs

Peery to lead effort to deliver innovative science, technology for national security ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — James Peery was appointed vice president for defense research to lead Sandia National Laboratories’ longstanding work in this national security area. Peery had been director of Sandia’s Information Systems Analysis Center and was responsible for the research and development of […]

Adaptive zoom riflescope prototype has push-button magnification

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When an Army Special Forces officer-turned-engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn’t forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate, light-weight and has long-lasting battery power. Sandia National Laboratories optical engineer Brett Bagwell led the development […]

IED detector developed by Sandia Labs being transferred to Army

Copperhead Synthetic Aperture Radar system helps troops by detecting IEDs day or night, in any weather ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detecting improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan requires constant, intensive monitoring using rugged equipment. When Sandia researchers first demonstrated a modified miniature synthetic aperture radar (MiniSAR) system to do just that, some experts didn’t believe it. But […]

2014 Rank Prize for envisioning strained-layer superlattices awarded to Sandia Fellow

Theoretical work opened door to many modern devices ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In 1982, then-Sandia National Laboratories researcher Gordon Osbourn published a theoretical paper that asserted the previously unthinkable: that ultra-thin layers of mismatched atomic lattices could overcome the strain of their union and successfully form a defect-free bond. Going against the grain of the times, […]

Sandia pair honored by Travis AFB for helping service members, families

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Two members of Sandia National Laboratories’ Military Support Committee (MSC) in Livermore, Calif., have been awarded a special commendation in recognition of their efforts to assist enlisted families in need at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, Calif. The award ceremony took place March 8, with Brig. Gen. John Flournoy Jr. and Command […]

Cargo security partnership takes home national tech transfer award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and two collaborators won the national Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2014 Interagency Partnership Award. The award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two organizations who together did outstanding work in transferring technology. The winning partnership included Sandia, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific […]

Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans. Their potential seems unlimited. The military needs to find low concentrations of chemicals, such as those used in roadside bombs or chemical warfare […]

Sandia wounded warriors discover they were united in battle years ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jason Shelton and John Bailon left a Sandia National Laboratories Military Support Committee meeting side by side, sharing stories of combat in Iraq. Bailon talked about a day in the summer of 2005 when his Marine unit was called to rescue a small Joint Special Operations team holed up and taking mortar and […]

Physicist takes command of Air National Guard wing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Clark Highstrete has walked two paths in his professional life. One went toward science and led to physics research at Sandia National Laboratories. The other went to the skies and a career as an Air Force pilot. Highstrete works in Sandia’s Quantum Information Sciences department and is a colonel in the New […]

White House honors nurse for helping women veterans, children

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Michelle Racicot, a contract family nurse practitioner at Sandia National Laboratories, was one of 14 women recognized by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House as Champions of Change. The event during Women’s History Month honored women veterans who have made a major impact on the nation’s communities, businesses and schools. […]

Fertilizer that fizzles in a homemade bomb could save lives around the world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A Sandia engineer who trained U.S. soldiers to avoid improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has developed a fertilizer that helps plants grow but can’t detonate a bomb. It’s an alternative to ammonium nitrate, an agricultural staple that is also the raw ingredient in most of the IEDs in Afghanistan. Sandia has decided not […]

Sandia airborne pods seek to trace nuclear bomb’s origins

Modular units crossing “Valley of Death” for Air Force use ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If a nuclear device were to unexpectedly detonate anywhere on Earth, the ensuing effort to find out who made the weapon probably would be led by aircraft rapidly collecting airborne radioactive particles for  analysis. Relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — equipped […]

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 […]

Navy pilot training enhanced by AEMASE ‘smart machine’ developed at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navy pilots and other flight specialists soon will have a new “smart machine” installed in training simulators that learns from expert instructors to more efficiently train their students. Sandia National Laboratories’ Automated Expert Modeling & Student Evaluation (AEMASE, pronounced “amaze”) is being provided to the Navy as a component of flight simulators. […]