Sandia LabNews

‘Agile Manifesto’ co-author launches clean code training at Sandia

Well-known software developer, author and instructor Robert C. Martin says “clean code” is software code that is simple, easy to read and understand, and easy to change. Martin gave nine talks over two days to launch a series of newly available Clean Code training videos for employees.

NNSA administrator visits Sandia, Jan. 29

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, DOE undersecretary for nuclear security, visited Sandia/New Mexico on Jan. 29. During the visit, Gordon-Hagerty toured some of Sandia's facilities and met with early career staff members to discuss the role of the national labs’ next-generation researchers.

Three Sandia Labs researchers earn national honors in leadership and technology

Three Sandia researchers were honored for their leadership and technical achievements at the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. Warren Davis, Quincy Johnson and Olivia Underwood received their awards during the conference in Washington, D.C. The annual meeting recognizes black scientists and engineers and is a program of the national Career Communications Group, which advocates for corporate diversity.

Sandia named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

Forbes Media has recognized Sandia as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2019. Sandia is the only national lab on the list of 500 companies and research labs. The honor is based an independent survey of employees at companies with more than 1,000 employees across all industry sectors.

EXERCISE: Drone attack, pipe bomb put Sandia to the test

Sandia/California’s medical staff and Protective Force were put to the test last month during a simulated attack involving a drone and a pipe bomb. The exercise also tested the emergency alert system used to notify members of the workforce.

International Year of the Periodic Table

Proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table” by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Dimitri Mendeleev’s publication of a periodic table that arranges the elements by atomic mass.

Digesting hydrocarbons

Volatile organic compounds can be found in the air — everywhere. Sources such as plants, cooking fuels and household cleaners emit these compounds directly, and they're also formed in the atmosphere. Sandia researchers and colleagues from other institutions have investigated the reactions of hydrocarbons to understand their impact on the atmosphere’s ability to process pollutants.