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2,020 in 2020

The annual Sandia Gives campaign kicks off in October. Sandia has a long tradition of giving generously to both the United Way and 501(c)(3) charities, beginning with its first United Way campaign in 1957. This year, the campaign has set a goal to sign up 2,020 new donors for calendar year 2020.

‘Imagineering World Class Results’

Mark David Jones, a former Disney executive and current president of Small World Alliance, spoke to Sandians in Sept., when he presented Imagineering World Class Results. Jones shared behind-the-scenes insights on how Disney and other world class organizations consistently stay at the top of their game.

Record-breaking crowds attend Sandia’s New Mexico Family Day

Family and friends walked the usually restricted streets of Sandia’s Albuquerque campus during the Sept. 7 Family Day event, to show support for their loved ones and see where they work. The long tradition of Family Day is an opportunity to show friends and loved ones some of the interconnected teamwork and facilities they don't usually get to see.

California site celebrates Family Day

More than 2,000 people spread out across Sandia’s California campus for Family Day on Sept. 14, getting a glimpse of the exceptional work done in the national interest by Sandia researchers and professionals from all over the world.

Asian American conference selects Sandian 'most promising engineer'

Sandia researcher Stanley Chou recently was selected one of three most promising engineers of the year at the 2019 Asian American Engineer of the Year conference in Dallas.

Q&A with Truman Fellows Thomas Hardin and Josh Rackers

Since 2004, Harry S. Truman Fellows in National Security Science and Engineering have come to Sandia each year to pursue high-risk, high-reward ideas that support the Labs’ national security mission. This year, Sandia welcomes 2020 fellows Thomas Hardin and Josh Rackers, who began their three-year postdoctoral appointments this month.

Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up materials

Sandia researchers are developing a promising new way to contain the hot molten mass that develops within a nuclear reactor during a catastrophic accident and prevent the spread of radioactive contamination.

'Switching on' iron in clay minerals

Sandia researchers have discovered a mechanism to “switch on” iron residing in clay mineral structures, leading to an understanding of how to make iron reactive under oxygen-free conditions. This research will help scientists understand and predict how contaminants move through the environment and enter waterways.