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Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents

The Accident Response Group provides technical expertise in assessing and safely resolving nuclear weapons accidents or "broken arrows." ARG brings together diverse experts from Sandia and other national labs, each with its own area of expertise. As the nuclear engineering lab, Sandia's focus is on the whole weapon.

CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies

Sandia and Emera Technologies have signed an 18-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to work on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources such as solar, wind and thermal systems, and which may connect to a larger host grid.

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

Sandia signed 42 CRADAs in fiscal year 2018, more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations. A CRADA is an agreement between a government agency and a nonfederal entity to work together on research and development.

Astra supercomputer at Sandia Labs is fastest Arm-based machine on TOP500 list

Sandia’s Astra is the world’s fastest Arm-based supercomputer according to the just released TOP500 list, the supercomputer industry’s standard. With a speed of 1.529 petaflops, Astra placed 203rd on a ranking of top computers announced at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, in Dallas.

Rubber-powered world champ

Sandian Brett Sanborn holds two world records for F1D models of indoor rubber-powered aircraft, fragile lightweight flyers with the fuselage, tail boom, wing, stabilizer and rudder constructed from balsa wood and reinforced in different places with boron fibers.

2018 HENAAC Luminary Mark Rodriguez

Sandia materials scientist Mark Rodriguez has been presented with the Luminary Award at this year's Great Minds in STEM Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference. Luminary honorees are professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who initiate, collaborate and lead key programs and research and make significant contributions to the Hispanic technical community as leaders and role models.

Larry Luna elected American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow

Sandia engineer Larry Luna has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for significant achievements during more than 30 years of service and leadership. ASME fellows constitute about 3.5 percent of the organization’s more than 95,000 members. Larry was specifically recognized “for his contributions to the national security of the United States,” according to ASME.

Society of Women Engineers presents Achievement Award to Jackie Chen

Sandia scientist Jackie Chen was presented with an Achievement Award at WE18, the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers, in Minneapolis. Jackie received the award for her impact on society and the engineering community.

My story: Positive energy, opportunities highlight Native American Heritage Month

In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Sandian Rachael Gutierrez shares her story of childhood visits to her relatives on the Yomba Shoshone Reservation in central Nevada. Rachael chose to study urban planning out of a desire to improve reservation life and encourage people to connect with their cultures, which led her to Sandia.