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2020 News Releases

Cognitive safeguards
How to multitask when nuclear nonproliferation is on the line

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New cognitive science research from Sandia National Laboratories shows that while maps can help someone identify landmarks while being escorted, using one also limits situational awareness and knowledge of surroundings not highlighted on the map. This finding is one of several coming from a three-year project that paired cognitive scientists and international […]

Carrie O
Systems engineer a woman worth watching

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Carrie O’Hara, a systems engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, has been selected as a 2020 Women Worth Watching award winner by Profiles in Diversity Journal. The award, in its 19th year, recognizes dynamic professional women who are using their talents and influence to change our workplaces and our world. O’Hara has dedicated […]

Energy tech development for US, NM aim of Sandia and PNM partnership

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, PNM, have teamed up to bring energy resiliency, security and stability to the state and country. “The partnership with PNM will address energy challenges not just in New Mexico but across the United States,” Sandia Labs Director James Peery said. “This agreement provides […]

warm-water cooling system
High-performance computer facility at Sandia honored for sustainable building practices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is being recognized by the Department of Energy and the Green Building Council for its efforts to support green and sustainable building and construction regarding a new data center addition to its high-performance computing facility. Recently, the facility was given the LEED Gold certification award and was selected to […]

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jacqueline Chen, whose work on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions in combustion helped advance the design of automotive, gas turbine and jet engines, was selected by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science as a distinguished scientist fellow — one of only eight researchers in the nation to hold the distinction. Chen, a senior […]

Business technology interaction at Sandia
NM companies may receive up to $150K in technical assistance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Eligible New Mexico companies can submit statements of intent to work with scientists and engineers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories through a new program to advance technologies derived from the labs into market-ready products and services. The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit Initiative allows selected companies to receive up […]

Quantum Systems
Sandia joins national center for quantum computing research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will serve as the leading partner in one of five national research centers for quantum information science established by the Department of Energy today. The Quantum Systems Accelerator is a multidisciplinary team comprising dozens of researchers from 15 labs and universities. Together, they will collaborate to transform rudimentary quantum […]

Sandia Science & Tech Park spurs economic growth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new, independent report has concluded that the Sandia Science & Technology Park contributed significantly to the local economy in 2018-19 by adding 310 jobs and generating increases in economic activity and tax revenue to the city and New Mexico. The report by the Mid-Region Council of Governments presents the park’s economic […]

Nat Trask
Basic laws of physics spruce up machine learning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A proposed project to help scientists use the laws of physics to view multiscale physical events with a clarity never before achieved has won an Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy for Sandia National Laboratories researcher Nathaniel Trask. Such work may require observations over a millionfold change in […]

Helping protect medical professionals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A media comprised of a sandwich of materials, tested by Sandia National Laboratories, is being manufactured into N95-like respirators that could be used in local medical facilities. The project originated from the urgent need for personal protective equipment when the COVID-19 outbreak began. “I can almost assure you that no one else […]

DOE Early Career award sends Sandia quantum computing expert’s research to new level

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Kevin Young believes that he can improve the performance of modern quantum information processors, and now the Department of Energy Office of Science has named him to their Early Career Research Program, awarding him a grant to continue his work. The program, now in its 11th year, is designed to bolster the […]

Walking the walk: Project controller honored for work toward inclusion at Sandia

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A man who didn’t walk on his own until age five because of spastic cerebral palsy has been helping Sandia National Laboratories take steps toward greater inclusion. He is now being honored by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine as an employee of the year — one of only 10 people nationwide to receive […]

Sandia senior leaders and California elected officials joined the Sandia Women’s Connection in congratulating area high school girls on their academic achievements in math and science. The annual awards ceremony was held virtually due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
High school students excel at STEM

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Sandia National Laboratories honored 26 girls from California high schools in the Tri-Valley, East Bay and San Joaquin County at the annual Sandia Women’s Connection Math & Science Awards. The honorees were nominated by their teachers for outstanding accomplishments in STEM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the students and their families participated in […]

Adrian Chavez
Cybersecurity researchers at Sandia Labs take spotlight at national showcase

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists are earning national recognition for cybersecurity platforms they conceived. Adrian Chavez and Vince Urias were invited to pitch their software to investors, entrepreneurs and prospective customers at a special virtual event sponsored by the Department of Energy to accelerate the commercialization of federally developed technologies. Combined, […]

Finding COVID-19 needles in a coronavirus haystack

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — COVID-19 researchers the world over face a daunting task of sifting through tens of thousands of existing coronavirus studies, looking for commonalities or data that might help in their urgent biomedical investigations. To accelerate the filtering of relevant information, Sandia National Laboratories has assembled a combination of data mining, machine-learning algorithms and […]

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