Two Sandia researchers were honored for their research and presented with certificates on the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives Feb. 17.
Katya Casper was recognized “for her impressive expertise in wind tunnel applications in support of Sandia National Laboratories’ programs.” Vincent Urias was recognized “for his valuable research and contributions to cyber defense programs.”
The awards, signed by House speaker Brian Egolf, were proposed by Rep. Abbas Akhil, a former Sandian.
“I really commend Rep. Akhil’s thoughts of recognizing both Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories,” Vincent said. “Humanizing the labs by providing both a face and set of accomplishments to the state legislature is a great service. We have so many things we do well (at Sandia and LANL) but direct exposure is not one,” he said.