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Sandia Science & Technology Park spurs economic growth

A new, independent report has concluded that Albuquerque’s Sandia Science & Technology Park contributed significantly to the local economy in 2018-19 by adding 310 jobs and generating increases in economic activity and tax revenue to both the city and the state.

Weapon Intern Program graduates 25th class

Sandia’s Weapon Intern Program has graduated 25 classes in 22 years. The program was created in 1998 to accelerate the learning process and transfer decades of knowledge and experience in all phases of the nuclear weapon lifecycle, from experienced weaponeers to the new generation of stockpile stewards.

Rose Gottemoeller: The importance of science diplomacy

Rose Gottemoeller spoke to Sandians in a video conference on July 28 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Labs’ Cooperative Monitoring Center. The talk was part of Sandia’s National Security Speakers Series.

COVID-19 came through the door

Despite following pandemic restrictions both in and outside his home, Associate Labs Director Scott Aeilts recently was diagnosed with COVID-19, following a visit from a family friend. Describing his experience, Scott discusses the important role adhering to Sandia's COVID-19 protocols plays in protecting the workforce.

COVID-19 defense: Sandia’s in-depth approach

Sandia is taking an in-depth, layered approach to combating the spread of COVID-19. As the nation navigates through the COVID-19 global health crisis and as more people come on-site, we want our workforce to know what we do to prepare and what to expect.

Tracking warranties creates efficiencies

The Facilities team launched a new warranty recovery management program last year to track warranties on purchases of goods and services for Sandia. The program has been very successful, easing the tracking burden for managers and saving the Labs at least $1 million in cost avoidance since it began.

Today’s virtual reality

Sandia's annual Safety & Health Month and Financial Wellness Month events went virtual this year due to social distancing requirements. Attendance at the events set new records as employees joined in to find helpful resources and connect with others.

Vitalant resumes on-site blood drives

Sandia’s Community Involvement team has coordinated with Vitalant to resume on-site blood drives. Off-site locations are being planned as well, to accommodate those working from home.

Back to School Brigade

Sandians donated 250 backpacks and $1,300 toward the purchase of additional school supplies for the annual Back to School Brigade at Kirtland Air Force Base.