Sandia experts share experience in storage, transportation, disposal with next generation
As the Lab News print edition comes to an end, Sandia historian Rebecca Ullrich takes a look back at the history of the publication from its beginnings in 1948, when a mimeographed employee newsletter, the Sandia Bulletin, first appeared.
In honor of the final print issue of Lab News, a few past editors and contributors reminisce about their experiences working with and being part of the publication that has told the story of Sandia since 1948.
Weaponeer Dan Summers has retired after 36 years at Sandia and more than 53 years in the nuclear weapons complex. His career has spanned much of the R&D and stockpile modernization and surveillance activities of the nation’s NW programs.
Rodney Wilson, former director of Sandia’s Center for Global Security and Cooperation, received the NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Award this year in recognition of his leadership and service to advance NNSA programs.
Sandia photojournalist Randy Montoya has spent more than 30 years capturing the work and people at the Labs through his lens. In honor of the final Lab News print issue, he looks back at some of the photos that have illustrated Sandia’s story.
Paul Cooper, one of the world’s foremost explosives experts, passed away recently at the age of 83. Paul retired from Sandia in 2012, but his explosives research, seminal textbook and mentorship of future scientists lives on at the Labs and in other organizations internationally.
Open Enrollment is happening now. This is the annual opportunity for employees and retirees to review and update benefit elections, including medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, changes to covered dependents, vacation buy and more.
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.
The Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to retired Sandian Frank Hansen at a ceremony in Phoenix on March 10. The award was created by Sandia and Waste Management Symposia Inc. in 2001, in honor of Wendall Weart, who retired from Sandia in 2000, to recognize the recipient’s long-term commitment to solving major nuclear waste challenges.