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Fat Man sent to Nevada atomic museum

Sandia, DoD and DTRA have moved a Manhattan Project Fat Man weapon shell from 1945 from the Labs' Manzano Mountain storage area to the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The weapon is part of an exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test.

Planning for a pandemic

In 2005, a report directed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security outlined the potential effects of a global pandemic in prophetic detail. It was one of the ways Sandians laid the foundation for the U.S. response to COVID-19.

NEOWISE Comet comes by for a visit

Labs Photojournalist Randy Montoya made a very early morning trek out to Sandia’s Solar Tower to capture this image of the NEOWISE Comet.

Basic laws of physics spruce up machine learning

A proposed project to help scientists use the laws of physics to view multiscale physical events with a clarity never before achieved has won a DOE Early Career Research Program award for Sandia researcher Nathaniel Trask.

Research program opens doors for grad students

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program is looking for graduate students to take positions at Sandia and change the world with their contributions. Each year, the program supports about 100 doctoral students by funding positions for them within the national laboratories complex.

DOE Under Secretary visits Sandia

The Honorable Mark Wesley Menezes, DOE under secretary of energy, visited Sandia’s Albuquerque campus on July 8 to tour facilities and attend briefings showcasing the Labs’ energy program and other national security contributions. He was accompanied

Engineers teach Stanford 3D printing students, virtually

Sandia engineers Bradley Jared and Nick Leathe exposed more than a dozen freshman students from a 3D printing class at Stanford University to some of Sandia’s additive-manufacturing capabilities in a May 20 online class.

High school students excel at STEM

Sandia recently honored 26 young women from California high schools in Tri-Valley, East Bay and San Joaquin County at the annual Sandia Women’s Connection Math & Science Awards.

Good news in challenging times

Sandia’s health educators are seeing some innovative ideas for coping with pandemic-related stress from employees participating in health action plans and other preventive health programs.

School supplies drive goes virtual

Sandia's annual school supplies drive is going virtual. Employees wishing to contribute this year can donate online to ensure that students have the supplies they need to start the new school year.

Brush fire burns on Livermore campus

A brush fire burned approximately 28 acres of grassland on the southeast side of Sandia’s Livermore, California, campus on June 18.