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California middle school students get look at STEM careers

From designing a paper airplane to learning all about research in an ultrafast laser lab, more than 35 students recently took part in Career Exploration Day with Citizen Schools at Sandia/California.

Training to defend

Sandia’s Security Police Officers go through intense weapons training annually to protect members of the workforce from any possible threat, and that training recently took place at Sandia.

Army Lab geophysicist details shifting Alaska climate

Federal geophysicist Martin O. Jeffries told a Sandia audience last month that understanding rapidly changing Arctic weather conditions is vital to understanding the global climate. Jeffries' talk was titled “Understanding and Predicting the Rapidly Changing Arctic: The Need for Enhanced Collaboration in Research.”

Forbes names Sandia a top large employer for 2019

Three months after being recognized by Forbes as a top workplace for diversity, Sandia has earned another Forbes distinction, this time a spot among the 500 Best Large Employers. According to Forbes, the winners were chosen based on an independent survey of approximately 50,000 U.S. employees who work for companies that employ at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations.

Experiments at Z Machine earn Gomez research honors

Sandia physicist Matthew Gomez has been awarded the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Early Achievement Award.

Heroux is SIAM fellow

Michael Heroux, senior scientist at Sandia’s Center for Computing Research, has been selected as a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The SIAM Fellows Program honored Mike for research, leadership and building community in software and algorithms for scientific and high-performance computing.

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high efficiency, performance

Sandia researchers and collaborators at Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recently have made breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing, which mimics the way the human brain carries out data-centric tasks.

High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions

When traveling at five times the speed of sound or faster, the tiniest bit of turbulence is more than a bump in the road, said Katya Casper, the Sandia aerospace engineer who, for the first time, characterized the vibrational effect of the pressure field beneath one of these tiny hypersonic turbulent spots.