Family Day memories PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDY MONTOYA FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019 EARLY INSPIRATION — Sandia materials engineer Laura Montoya Ashton’s first Family Day in 1992 included a look at a parabolic trough solar installation from atop her mom Catherine’s shoulders at Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Testing Facility. Family Day is Saturday, Sept. 7, in New Mexico, and Saturday, Sept. 14, in California. Active employees can visit the internal Family Day website to register by Friday, Aug. 30. SCIENCE IN ACTION — A woman, left, watches her 3D bracelet take form, and a girl sets the axis on a materials experiment during the 2014 Family Day. More than 12,000 visitors attended the event at the New Mexico campus.