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Sandia Labs collects $245,000 for Native American neighbors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As COVID-19 began ravaging Native American communities in the Southwest last month, a sense of urgency was mounting for Sandia National Laboratories tribal government relations program manager Laurence Brown. As the virus spread rapidly in parts of the Navajo Nation and New Mexico pueblos, a groundswell of Sandia employees — including many […]

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 […]

American Indian engineers present inaugural award to Sandia diversity specialist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Introducing the first recipient of the Blazing Flame Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) requires a customary introduction. Translated from Navajo: “They call me Marie Capitan. I am Navajo and Alaskan. I am born to the Water’s Edge People clan and born for the Alaskan People.” Capitan, 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 […]