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Fields of gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On a drive around Sandia National Laboratories, ecologist Jennifer Payne sees more than wide-open desert, grasslands, cacti and dirt. She notices tiers of soil that have experienced stress, looks closely at the height and spacing of vegetation and recites the Latin names of native New Mexico plants and where they belong. “No […]

Deconstructing deleterious soot

LIVERMORE, Calif. — In most situations, breaking things apart isn’t the best way to solve a problem. However, sometimes the opposite is true if you’re trying to characterize complex chemical compounds. That’s what Sandia National Laboratories scientists Nils Hansen and Scott Skeen did to definitively identify pollution-causing soot precursors in a flame. The researchers discovered […]

Sandia Labs spending tops $1 billion on goods and services, economic impact booms in FY18

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent nearly $1.3 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2018, with spending on New Mexico companies up by $55 million compared to the previous year, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. “We had a really good year and topping $1 billion with nearly half a […]

Sandia engineer elected American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories engineer Larry Luna has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, marking significant achievements during more than 30 years of service and leadership. “I am pretty excited about it,” Luna said. “I think the fellow designation is a great honor in that it’s a recognition […]

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 […]

Scientists, leaders take home five awards honoring their work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five Sandia National Laboratories employees with accomplishments in science, engineering, management or diversity and inclusion received career achievement and leadership awards. Three awards were presented to Sandia’s Chief Information Officer Carol Jones, chemical engineer Rekha Rao and electrical engineer Ireena Erteza at the annual Women of Color STEM Conference this month. Two […]

Early biologists catch the bird … and lizard … and snake

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Its heart beating rapidly, a wild gray flycatcher sits in the palm of a steady hand, making side-eye contact and shaking, waiting for just the right moment to escape from its perceived human predator. Mere seconds are filled with fear, connection and protection, and the moment is over the instant the bird […]

Business partnerships, technology transfer efforts earn Sandia 4 regional awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won four awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements. “New technologies and partnerships continue to emerge from Sandia, showcasing the labs’ talented workforce and our […]

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 […]

First Sandia employee honored as 2018 LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories physicist Danelle Tanner has been named the 2018 Scientist of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. She is the first labs employee to receive the honor since the NOGLSTP created the award in 2004. The annual awards were established as a means […]

Sandia physicist leads effort to revamp former jail into winter refuge for city’s homeless

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One weekend a month, Rosalie Multari drives west through the petroglyphs, past the Three Sisters volcanoes, following dirt paths and loose gravel roads, until she reaches what was once an Albuquerque jail. Just inside the perimeter gate — still adorned with razor wire in some areas — a second chain-link fence is […]

Trio of Sandia women recognized as leaders in STEM, diversity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia women have received a Women Worth Watching Award, presented by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Chemical engineers Carol Adkins and Justine Johannes each received a Women Worth Watching in STEM Award and were recently profiled in the special STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) edition of the journal. “Collectively, these leaders […]

Asian-American engineer sees prestigious national award as Sandia ‘career achievement’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ireena Erteza has engineering in her blood. She’s had a love for it as far back as she can remember. “My father showed me what it is to be a scholar and an engineer,” she said. “He was playful and creative. He gave me free rein to play in his workshop and to […]

Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hikers provide data for Sandia study of health, performance

LIVERMORE, Calif. – It takes a special type of person to hike from one rim of the Grand Canyon to the other in a single day. These motivated, resilient athletes now are helping researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) to collect and study biometric data to determine if declines […]

Hydrogen-powered passenger ferry in San Francisco Bay is possible, says Sandia study

First-of-its-kind vessel can achieve speed with zero emissions LIVERMORE, Calif. — Nearly two years ago, Sandia National Laboratories researchers Joe Pratt and Lennie Klebanoff set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is yes. The details behind that […]