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2018 News Releases

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’s Valentine’s Day gift bolsters United Way program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Spreading love on Valentine’s Day, Sandia National Laboratories donated $50,000 to help kick-start United Way of Central New Mexico’s Mission: Families to foster family stability and support student achievement. “Sandia National Laboratories is committed to making a difference in the lives of those around us,” Labs Director Steve Younger said. “Sandia has […]

Three Sandia researchers elected fellows of the American Physical Society

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers Carlos Gutierrez, Alec Talin and Thomas Mattsson have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. The honor is afforded each year to no more than one half of one percent of the members of the society. Talin, from Sandia’s California site, was honored “for the discovery of […]

National Hispanic engineering organization honors two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories weapons engineers have been recognized by Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Systems analysis manager Steven Trujillo was awarded for his professional achievements and Humberto Santacruz, a lead engineer on Sandia’s W76-1 System Life Extension Project, […]

New radiation detectors developed at Sandia used for New START inspections

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories designed, tested and delivered new radiation detection equipment for monitoring under the New START Treaty. Defense Threat Reduction Agency inspectors recently used this equipment for the first time in Russia for a New START inspection. New START, or the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, is a treaty between the […]

Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children’s Museum

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children’s Museum in Dublin, California. The grant, made possible through Sandia’s gifts and grants program, will be used to update the museum’s exhibit space and curriculum with engineering-themed activities. “Sandia is honored to be a partner in bringing the world of engineering to […]

Project management jobs pipeline focus of Sandia, University of New Mexico agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management have reached a new agreement to collaborate on project management education and professional development. The memorandum of understanding to be signed Wednesday supports creating a Master of Science degree in project controls, project management and program management at UNM […]

Blast, impact simulations could lead to better understanding of injuries and body armor

Sandia developing specialized computer modeling and simulation to characterize injury ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling and simulation methods to better understand how blasts on a battlefield could lead to traumatic brain injury and injuries to vital organs, like the heart and lungs. Researchers at Sandia have studied the mechanisms […]

Researchers at Sandia work on new way to image brain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used. Magnetoencephalography is a noninvasive way to measure tiny magnetic fields produced by the brain’s electrical activity. The measurements, able to catch activity as fast […]

Woman credits Sandia reality-based active shooter training for saving her life

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Like a lot of concertgoers who attended Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest music festival, Sandia National Laboratories manager Marlene Lucero thought she was hearing fireworks when a round of gunfire rained down on fans. But then the man next to her husband fell, and a second wave of pops rang through the […]

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