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Sandia National Labs Working to secure a peaceful and free world through technology. http://www.sandia.gov/about/social_media/ Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC (NTESS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc.

for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia Labs has major research and development responsibilities in nuclear deterrence, global security, defense, energy technologies and economic competitiveness, with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California.

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Sandia licensing expert Bob Westervelt has earned the Federal Laboratory Consortium 2021 Outstanding Tech Transfer Profe...
30/04/2021
Legendary licenses

Sandia licensing expert Bob Westervelt has earned the Federal Laboratory Consortium 2021 Outstanding Tech Transfer Professional Award for his innovative work boosting the Labs’ mission success and the local economy.

In celebration of World Immunization Week, we recognize the tireless efforts of Sandia’s medical staff in New Mexico and...
29/04/2021

In celebration of World Immunization Week, we recognize the tireless efforts of Sandia’s medical staff in New Mexico and California who have administered thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to protect the Labs’ workers from COVID-19. https://bit.ly/3dZBpso

Welcome to Kids Day 2021! Each year during the event, Sandia’s employees and contractors share their work with children,...
27/04/2021

Welcome to Kids Day 2021! Each year during the event, Sandia’s employees and contractors share their work with children, friends and relatives to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. This year’s activities are being held virtually, where families can explore more than 15 fun and informative demos at their leisure 🔬 https://bit.ly/3sVNEKP

Welcome to Kids Day 2021! Each year during the event, Sandia’s employees and contractors share their work with children, friends and relatives to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. This year’s activities are being held virtually, where families can explore more than 15 fun and informative demos at their leisure 🔬 https://bit.ly/3sVNEKP

As part of Earth Day celebrations this week, Sandia’s workforce created haikus and photographs inspired by the planet we...
23/04/2021

As part of Earth Day celebrations this week, Sandia’s workforce created haikus and photographs inspired by the planet we call home 🌎. Share your own short poem in the comments below following this format: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.

To ensure that a new renewable energy technology doesn’t create any environmental or worker-safety issues, a team of res...
22/04/2021

To ensure that a new renewable energy technology doesn’t create any environmental or worker-safety issues, a team of researchers flew large, tethered balloons near Sandia’s solar tower ☀️ https://bit.ly/3vcbdAs #EarthDay

For seven decades, Sandia discoveries and innovations have helped solve some of the nation’s toughest national security ...
17/04/2021

For seven decades, Sandia discoveries and innovations have helped solve some of the nation’s toughest national security challenges. Explore a showcase of recent achievements in this year’s Labs Accomplishments.

The Labs Accomplishments publication recognizes some of Sandia’s best work.

Photos from Rio Grande Food Project's post
14/04/2021

Photos from Rio Grande Food Project's post

Battling frigid Alaskan temperatures, Sandia researchers are using a new technique to hear ice quakes, climate signals a...
12/04/2021

Battling frigid Alaskan temperatures, Sandia researchers are using a new technique to hear ice quakes, climate signals and animal activities under Arctic sea ice ❄️ https://bit.ly/3t5dOM2

Sandia experts are in their second year of a project to capture critical nuclear waste management knowledge from retirem...
08/04/2021
Retaining knowledge of nuclear waste management

Sandia experts are in their second year of a project to capture critical nuclear waste management knowledge from retirement-age employees to help new employees get up to speed faster and to ensure safe and secure practices for years to come.

As a young girl fascinated by airplanes and space flight, curiosity has always been a driving force for Sandia’s Deputy ...
31/03/2021
Lifelong curiosity and looking up

As a young girl fascinated by airplanes and space flight, curiosity has always been a driving force for Sandia’s Deputy Labs Director Laura McGill. Now, she shares how her passion steered her to the helm of national security and nuclear deterrence for the nation’s premier engineering laboratory.

Careers in climate action 🌎 Join Sandia’s Marcey Hoover and Erika Roesler on March 31 for a conversation with #WomenInST...
30/03/2021

Careers in climate action 🌎 Join Sandia’s Marcey Hoover and Erika Roesler on March 31 for a conversation with #WomenInSTEM about making a difference, and their paths into research and leadership ⬇

Ready to save the planet? Close out #WomensHistoryMonth by finding out how you can be part of the climate action in our March 31 chat. https://bit.ly/3cdt6rU 5pm ET.
#STEMRising

“I joined Sandia in 2004. I worked in industry for about 15 years as a software developer contractor to NASA, Air Force,...
29/03/2021

“I joined Sandia in 2004. I worked in industry for about 15 years as a software developer contractor to NASA, Air Force, Navy, the Applied Physics Lab and other control systems. For many years I was either the only woman or one of two in my department or project teams. I had never worked with women technical managers before coming to Sandia. I had seen women in business roles or accounting, but none in senior engineering fields. Lorraine Baca hired me into Sandia to work on the Integrated Correlation and Display System program. She was the first woman technical manager I had ever worked with. She was a wonderful mentor and role model. At Sandia I saw women in many leadership positions. There is no comparison to my prior employment where I saw very few women in technical leadership roles.” - Janice Smith, manager, system engineering (pictured)

#WomensHistoryMonth

“I joined Sandia in 2004. I worked in industry for about 15 years as a software developer contractor to NASA, Air Force, Navy, the Applied Physics Lab and other control systems. For many years I was either the only woman or one of two in my department or project teams. I had never worked with women technical managers before coming to Sandia. I had seen women in business roles or accounting, but none in senior engineering fields. Lorraine Baca hired me into Sandia to work on the Integrated Correlation and Display System program. She was the first woman technical manager I had ever worked with. She was a wonderful mentor and role model. At Sandia I saw women in many leadership positions. There is no comparison to my prior employment where I saw very few women in technical leadership roles.” - Janice Smith, manager, system engineering (pictured)

#WomensHistoryMonth

“Karen Goldberg was my Ph.D. advisor. She inspires all of her students to, as she often says, push back the frontiers of...
28/03/2021

“Karen Goldberg was my Ph.D. advisor. She inspires all of her students to, as she often says, push back the frontiers of science. She is highly ethical and strives to fully understand all details related to a project. One of the most memorable things she said to me is ‘the data is trying to tell us something, we just need to be better listeners.’ This really made an impact on how I approach challenging problems and showed me how important seemingly small details can be. Karen made a big impact on my life — she showed me what an exceptional scientist is.” - Tyler Stevens, electrical engineer

#WomensHistoryMonth

“Karen Goldberg was my Ph.D. advisor. She inspires all of her students to, as she often says, push back the frontiers of science. She is highly ethical and strives to fully understand all details related to a project. One of the most memorable things she said to me is ‘the data is trying to tell us something, we just need to be better listeners.’ This really made an impact on how I approach challenging problems and showed me how important seemingly small details can be. Karen made a big impact on my life — she showed me what an exceptional scientist is.” - Tyler Stevens, electrical engineer

#WomensHistoryMonth

“When I was a high school senior, I was one of only 100 students across the country selected to attend a leadership conf...
27/03/2021

“When I was a high school senior, I was one of only 100 students across the country selected to attend a leadership conference where Sally Ride was a keynote speaker. Her fantastic speech included advice that stayed with me and helped guide my academic and professional career. She advised that attending the top-ranked undergraduate institution in the country isn’t as important as working hard, getting good grades and gaining experience to help you get into a top graduate institution. I followed her advice, choosing for my undergraduate education a slightly lower-ranked school that was offering better scholarships, used opportunities while there to do scientific research and build relationships with faculty, and then leveraged that experience to get into the top graduate program in the nation — ultimately leading to my position with Sandia. Sally Ride’s timely advice gave me confidence to make a good decision, leading to a great outcome.” - Chad Davis, system engineer

#WomensHistoryMonth

📷: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“When I was a high school senior, I was one of only 100 students across the country selected to attend a leadership conference where Sally Ride was a keynote speaker. Her fantastic speech included advice that stayed with me and helped guide my academic and professional career. She advised that attending the top-ranked undergraduate institution in the country isn’t as important as working hard, getting good grades and gaining experience to help you get into a top graduate institution. I followed her advice, choosing for my undergraduate education a slightly lower-ranked school that was offering better scholarships, used opportunities while there to do scientific research and build relationships with faculty, and then leveraged that experience to get into the top graduate program in the nation — ultimately leading to my position with Sandia. Sally Ride’s timely advice gave me confidence to make a good decision, leading to a great outcome.” - Chad Davis, system engineer

#WomensHistoryMonth

📷: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“I am the youngest of four siblings and my sister, Laurel Salton-Clark, was the oldest. All my siblings and step-sibling...
26/03/2021

“I am the youngest of four siblings and my sister, Laurel Salton-Clark, was the oldest. All my siblings and step-siblings have been influential in my life, but as we entered adulthood, Laurel’s path and my own connected not just personally, but professionally as well when I was working at NASA and she became a NASA astronaut. She was a medical doctor who became a Navy undersea medicine and flight surgeon certified officer following medical school and was likely the first woman to deploy on a nuclear submarine in the 1990s. She was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 1996 and her first flight was aboard the shuttle Columbia for the ill-fated STS-107 mission. Although she and her crewmates perished while returning to Earth, she was and will forever continue to be an inspiration for me and many others young and old for whom her light shined so brightly.” - Jon Salton, R&D manager

#WomensHistoryMonth

📷: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“I am the youngest of four siblings and my sister, Laurel Salton-Clark, was the oldest. All my siblings and step-siblings have been influential in my life, but as we entered adulthood, Laurel’s path and my own connected not just personally, but professionally as well when I was working at NASA and she became a NASA astronaut. She was a medical doctor who became a Navy undersea medicine and flight surgeon certified officer following medical school and was likely the first woman to deploy on a nuclear submarine in the 1990s. She was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 1996 and her first flight was aboard the shuttle Columbia for the ill-fated STS-107 mission. Although she and her crewmates perished while returning to Earth, she was and will forever continue to be an inspiration for me and many others young and old for whom her light shined so brightly.” - Jon Salton, R&D manager

#WomensHistoryMonth

📷: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Due to predicted inclement weather, Sandia in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing a 10 a.m. start time for on-site staff ...
24/03/2021

Due to predicted inclement weather, Sandia in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing a 10 a.m. start time for on-site staff Wednesday, March 24. Members of the workforce with the ability to telecommute should do so. For updates, visit https://fal.cn/3edWh #NMwx #ABQ

Before NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover touched down on the red planet a month ago, Sandia scientists helped ensure its sa...
18/03/2021
Sandia contributes to the Mars 2020 mission

Before NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover touched down on the red planet a month ago, Sandia scientists helped ensure its safe launch. The Labs’ support of Mars exploration dates back to 1997, when the Pathfinder spacecraft bounced and rolled rather than crash landed, due to airbags designed by Sandia and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Hats off to all the parents who have navigated school and daycare closures, at-home learning, and uncertainty while prov...
12/03/2021
Working parents meet virtual challenges

Hats off to all the parents who have navigated school and daycare closures, at-home learning, and uncertainty while providing exceptional service to the nation during the past year of the pandemic. In honor of Working Moms Day, meet four Sandia women who share how they made it work.

Engineers by day and first responders by night, more than a dozen Sandia volunteers give back to their community by resc...
03/03/2021

Engineers by day and first responders by night, more than a dozen Sandia volunteers give back to their community by rescuing lost or injured hikers with the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council and Cibola Search and Rescue ⛰️ http://bit.ly/3kHluR7

The big job of supporting Sandia’s IT needs will go to a New Mexico small business, making the up to $700 million partne...
01/03/2021

The big job of supporting Sandia’s IT needs will go to a New Mexico small business, making the up to $700 million partnership the Labs’ largest of its kind. http://bit.ly/3dY7l0A

The big job of supporting Sandia’s IT needs will go to a New Mexico small business, making the up to $700 million partnership the Labs’ largest of its kind. http://bit.ly/3dY7l0A

Congratulations to ten Sandia engineers honored at this year’s Black Engineer of the Year Awards! Each recipient excels ...
27/02/2021
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Congratulations to ten Sandia engineers honored at this year’s Black Engineer of the Year Awards! Each recipient excels in their respective fields, leads innovation that benefits U.S. national security and inspires youth in their communities. http://bit.ly/3aZUoSi

Researchers are using the huge forces generated by Sandia’s uniquely powerful Z machine to replicate the gravitational p...
12/02/2021

Researchers are using the huge forces generated by Sandia’s uniquely powerful Z machine to replicate the gravitational pressures on “super-Earths” to determine which might have atmospheres that could support life. http://bit.ly/3aPF1uc

Researchers are using the huge forces generated by Sandia’s uniquely powerful Z machine to replicate the gravitational pressures on “super-Earths” to determine which might have atmospheres that could support life. http://bit.ly/3aPF1uc

Sandia and Goodyear teamed up to develop a breakthrough virtual means of showing a tire’s performance before the first p...
01/02/2021
Tread tester

Sandia and Goodyear teamed up to develop a breakthrough virtual means of showing a tire’s performance before the first prototypes are ever built, accelerating the time to market for new designs.

Sandia’s new impact report shows the Labs boosted the economy with an all-time high of more than $3.76 billion in purcha...
28/01/2021
Sandia Labs injects $3.76B into economy

Sandia’s new impact report shows the Labs boosted the economy with an all-time high of more than $3.76 billion in purchasing and payroll in FY20.

Due to inclement weather, Sandia in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing a 10 a.m. start time for on-site staff today, Tue...
26/01/2021

Due to inclement weather, Sandia in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing a 10 a.m. start time for on-site staff today, Tuesday, Jan. 26. Members of the workforce with the ability to telecommute should do so. For updates, visit http://bit.ly/39l5Gjc.

Due to inclement weather, Sandia in Albuquerque, N.M., is implementing a 10 a.m. start time for on-site staff today, Tuesday, Jan. 26. Members of the workforce with the ability to telecommute should do so. For updates, visit http://bit.ly/39l5Gjc.

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