November 23, 2018

Scientists present graphic on Goodyear tires

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

Sandia signed 42 CRADAs in fiscal year 2018, more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations. A CRADA is an agreement between a government agency and a nonfederal entity to work together on research and development.

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Brett Sanborn holds his indoor rubber-powered aircraft

Rubber-powered world champ

Sandian Brett Sanborn holds two world records for F1D models of indoor rubber-powered aircraft, fragile lightweight flyers with the fuselage, tail boom, wing, stabilizer and rudder constructed from balsa wood and reinforced in different places with boron fibers.

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Mark Rodriguez in the Sandia X-ray laboratory

2018 HENAAC Luminary Mark Rodriguez

Sandia materials scientist Mark Rodriguez has been presented with the Luminary Award at this year's Great Minds in STEM Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference. Luminary honorees are professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who initiate, collaborate and lead key programs and research and make significant contributions to the Hispanic technical community as leaders and role models.

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Larry Luna portrait

Larry Luna elected American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow

Sandia engineer Larry Luna has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for significant achievements during more than 30 years of service and leadership. ASME fellows constitute about 3.5 percent of the organization’s more than 95,000 members. Larry was specifically recognized “for his contributions to the national security of the United States,” according to ASME.

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