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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 […]

Livermore educators win Sandia Excellence in Teaching awards

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A recent knock on the classroom doors of three Livermore teachers brought a welcome surprise — the news that Heather Dion, Donna Lee and Amanda Johnston had won the Sandia National Laboratories Excellence in Teaching Award. Given annually to teachers in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) for extraordinary dedication […]

Sandia’s California site invites community to 60th anniversary celebration

LIVERMORE, Calif. –Sixty years ago, the Giants played baseball in New York and the Athletics in Kansas City, Dwight Eisenhower was president and Sandia National Laboratories opened its California site in the city of Livermore, which at the time had a population of under 10,000. Because of Sandia’s California site and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, […]

Mentoring café a forum for Sandia researchers to spark girls’ interest in STEM careers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque middle school and high school girls will receive speed mentoring from influential female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Sandia National Laboratories’ first STEM Mentoring Café on Saturday, March 12, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. STEM Mentoring Café is a national, interagency effort designed […]

Sandia Labs recruiter, scientist win Black Engineer of the Year awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two members of the Sandia National Laboratories staff are recipients of 2016 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards. Ken Holley was honored for community service and Conrad James with a special recognition award. BEYA is a program of the national Career Communications Group, an advocate for corporate diversity, and is part […]

Sandia, Georgia Institute of Technology form academic collaboration

ATLANTA — Sandia National Laboratories and The Georgia Institute of Technology today signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU), establishing a strategic collaboration that seeks to solve science and technology problems of national importance. Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert and Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson signed the document at the Centergy […]

High school girls honored for math, science achievements

Mentorship opportunities key to Sandia recognition program LIVERMORE, Calif. – Sandia National Laboratories has presented its annual Math and Science Awards to 31 girls from San Francisco Bay Area high schools, celebrating their academic accomplishments and potential. “I want to congratulate each of you for your academic excellence and encourage you to continue your passion […]

Sandia, Purdue University sign memorandum of understanding to establish strategic alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sandia National Laboratories and Purdue University today signed an extensive, five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic alliance that seeks to solve science and technology problems of national importance. The document was signed by Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert and Purdue President Mitch Daniels at Sandia’s office in […]

Sandia Labs tops $6.5 million in United Way donations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees in 2014 increased donations to the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) by 8.2 percent over the previous year, giving $6,556,666 to the charitable organization. “Sandians are amazingly generous and recognize the community’s needs,” said Pam Catanach, who coordinates the labs’ Employee Caring Program (ECP). […]

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