Sandia LabNews

'Safety is a State of Mind(fulness)'

Celebrated annually in June, National Safety Month is an important opportunity to raise awareness about safety and health in the workplace. Throughout the month, Sandia Health Benefits and Employee Services and Safety organizations at the Livermore and Albuquerque campuses teamed up to host an array of speakers, activities and events.

Iron woman

Crossing the Ironman Boulder finish line in June was “the most surreal moment” of Sandian Sara Draper’s life. Reflecting on her journey, Sara credits in part Sandia’s culture encouraging work-life balance and the support she received from her manager and coworkers, as well as the resources available to employees, such as access to fitness facilities and health and nutrition guidance.

Crime in the metro

District Attorney Raúl Torrez returned to Sandia just over a year after his eye-opening talk on crime in the Albuquerque area to update the workforce on the successes and challenges still faced by his organization in dealing with Albuquerque’s ongoing crime problems.

Sandia and AWE sign strategic intent document

Sandia and the U.K. Atomic Weapons Establishment signed a Strategic Intent of Collaboration in June. This document describes and endorses mutually beneficial opportunities for strategically aligned collaborations between Sandia and AWE.

Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market

Sandia’s Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology program helped Joe Beck and Eric Branson, both former employees, launch their small business. The Albuquerque-based Advanced Manufactured Power Solutions, or AMPS, is a custom manufacturing company builds battery packs, cables and other small components of larger machines.

Hydrogen materials service advanced by new multilab consortium

Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or H-Mat, will focus on how hydrogen affects polymers and metals used in diverse sectors, including fuel cell transportation and hydrogen infrastructure.