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Sandia Labs joins Innovate ABQ at UNM’s Lobo Rainforest building

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will open an office this fall in The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Rainforest building, a 160,000-square-foot multiuse center that is the first piece of Innovate ABQ, a seven-acre downtown hub of the Innovation Central district in Albuquerque. “Sandia is an integral part of the high-tech business community along […]

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 […]

NM construction companies awarded $135 million in Sandia contracts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fourteen New Mexico companies, most of them small businesses, have been chosen to provide about $135 million in general, electrical, mechanical and civil construction work at Sandia National Laboratories. The companies are subcontractors for the labs and will compete for individual construction projects as they occur, said Krista Smith, senior manager of […]

New director says Sandia will respond to whatever future brings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —  Sandia National Laboratories will maintain its strong missions in nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation, energy, basic science and national security work for federal agencies, the labs’ new top leader said Monday. “I see those continuing,” Director Steve Younger said at a news conference on his first day as Sandia’s 15th director. “However, we are […]

Small, NM businesses key factor in Sandia’s 2016 economic impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent more than $1 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2016, up more than $56 million from the previous year, and New Mexico businesses received more than $381 million, or 37 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received […]

New Mexico African American Affairs office honors two from Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Sandia National Laboratories employees have been named recipients of 2016 Outstanding Service Awards from the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA). Research engineer Conrad James and Theresa A. Carson, a senior manager in Sandia’s Supply Chain Management Center, were recognized for their strong commitment to improving the quality of […]

First women join Sandia hiring program for combat-injured veterans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two young women, one disabled by a mortar blast in Afghanistan and the other injured in several battles while helping women in Baghdad, are the first two women veterans in Sandia National Laboratories’ Wounded Warrior Career Development Program (WWCDP). The WWCDP specializes in hiring disabled combat veterans into positions at Sandia. Gabrielle […]

From the Navajo Reservation to Sandia Labs: Health-care pioneer starts new career

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Arthur Vall-Spinosa got out of medical school in the 1960s, all the doctors were being drafted. He had a choice between the Army and the Indian Health Service, and the decision was easy. “I had thought about and wanted to work with Native Americans,” he said. “And that’s what I picked.” […]

Sandia Labs spending, economic impact up in 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $983 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2015, up nearly $21 million from the previous year, and New Mexico businesses received more than $381 million, or 39 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received more than […]

New vice president to oversee energy, security, nonproliferation research at Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has appointed James M. Chavez vice president of its Energy, Nonproliferation and High Consequence Security Division and its International, Homeland and Nuclear Security Program Management Unit effective Sept. 11. He replaces Jill Hruby, who became Sandia president and labs director in July. Most recently, Chavez has served as the […]

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