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Islamic Center kids, Sandia coach, win big in international STEM competition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Motivated by the importance of involving kids in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math applications, Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Mohamed Ebeida started a robotics program last year at the Islamic Center of New Mexico for boys and girls from 6 to 14 years old. This summer, two teams of six […]

New Sandia fellowship named after first female director of nuclear security lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has established a new fellowship program, named after its immediate past director, Jill Hruby, in hopes of attracting and recruiting talented women in engineering and science fields who are interested in becoming technical leaders in national security. The Jill Hruby Fellowship Program will immerse postdoctoral candidates in a three-year […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus stops in Albuquerque with virtual tour of red planet

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The world’s first virtual reality vehicle for groups of participants is making a stop in Albuquerque on a cross-country tour, giving students a chance to traverse the surface of Mars from inside a school bus. The Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus will stop at Tomasita Elementary School and Kennedy Middle […]

Sandia experts, students explore mechanical challenges at summer institute

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — How many engineers does it take to study two steel bars bolted together? Nearly 40 students ranging from local high school youths to international postdoctoral fellows gathered this summer at Sandia National Laboratories’ Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) Summer Research Institute to study this deceptively simple system for the third year in a […]

Sandia celebrates 30 years of STEM program for local students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Since 1986, Sandia National Laboratories has helped more than 3,000 middle and high school students get involved in fun, hands-on science and engineering activities and explore a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. That 30-year milestone will be celebrated July 29 with former students, instructors and volunteers at Albuquerque’s […]

Joining forces: Military students get a taste of national lab research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two years ago, West Point cadet Willahelm Wan signed on to spend a few summer weeks at Sandia National Laboratories in a real-world research environment. What he learned changed his career. “At Sandia, everything is connected,” he said. “Projects have multiple components and overlap between departments. I considered myself a mechanical engineer, […]

Former Army ranger receives Sandia-Livermore Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award

LIVERMORE, Calif – Former Army ranger Damon Alcorn has received the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award. Presented at the chamber’s State of the City Luncheon on June 23, the annual award highlights a Las Positas College student who demonstrates exemplary academic achievements and leadership. Born and raised in the […]

High school girls recognized for math, science accomplishments

Recognition program celebrates its 25th year at Sandia’s California site LIVERMORE, Calif. – Celeste Rohlfing, chief operating officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), presented Sandia National Laboratories’ 25th annual Math and Science Awards to 28 young women from San Francisco Bay Area high schools. Rohlfing, a chemist at Sandia for […]

Two Sandia student interns named Goldwater Scholars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories student interns Hattie Schunk and Julian A. Vigil have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars. The undergraduate scholarship, established by Congress in 1986 to honor former Sen. Barry Goldwater, annually pays tuition, fees, books and room and board for 250 college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in mathematics, the […]

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