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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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Service dog helps Wounded Warrior on the job at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the first time, Sandia National Laboratories has welcomed a service dog to its New Mexico campus as a workplace accommodation for a veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Three years ago, Rob Mitchell rescued Hunni, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, from Animal Humane New Mexico as a pet for his family. […]

New Sandia director will be first woman to lead national security lab

Jill Hruby to become 14th director in Sandia’s 66-year history ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jill M. Hruby today was named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, the country’s largest national lab. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17. A […]

Sandia director Hommert to retire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert announced to employees today that he plans to retire in mid-summer, five years after becoming Sandia’s 13th director. Under Hommert’s leadership, Sandia has delivered on a wide variety of national security work and increased its already large economic and community impact on Albuquerque and the […]

Geophysicist Marianne Walck named vice president of Sandia’s California laboratory

New role includes leadership of Energy and Climate program LIVERMORE, Calif.—Sandia National Laboratories has appointed Marianne Walck vice president of Sandia’s California laboratory. She replaces Steve Rottler, who will become the deputy director and executive vice president for National Security Programs. Both changes are effective March 6. “I am pleased to welcome Marianne to Sandia’s […]

New vice president appointed to oversee defense research at Sandia Labs

Peery to lead effort to deliver innovative science, technology for national security ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — James Peery was appointed vice president for defense research to lead Sandia National Laboratories’ longstanding work in this national security area. Peery had been director of Sandia’s Information Systems Analysis Center and was responsible for the research and development of […]

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