February 1, 2019

graphic of flame over backdrop of mass spectra and PAH compounds

Deconstructing deleterious soot

In most situations, breaking things apart isn’t the best way to solve a problem. However, sometimes the opposite is true if you’re trying to characterize complex chemical compounds. That’s what Sandia scientists Nils Hansen and Scott Skeen did to definitively identify soot precursor species in a flame.

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Sandia’s core strategy team

Creating the Future

Experts inside and outside the Labs have spent the last 15 months examining complex questions in an effort to develop Sandia's new Creating the Future strategic direction document, and Labs-level strategic priorities. The Labs’ strategic direction document is a living document that provides a framework for decisions needed to bring the purpose statement to life over the next two to three decades.

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Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe and Sandia staff

Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe visits Sandia

Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, director of Strategic Systems Programs for the Navy, visited Sandia last week and formally recognized Sandia and its staff for their key role in the development and production of the W76-1/Mk4A Life Extension Program.

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winning team at New Mexico Future City Competition

Middle school teams design cities of the future

Students from 18 rural and urban middle schools took part in the sixth annual New Mexico Future City Competition regional finals at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning. The students vied for the chance to represent New Mexico at the national Future City Competition in Washington, DC, in February.

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student scientists examine samples in beakers

CSI: Dognapping

More than 500 fourth-graders visited the Sandia/UNM Advanced Materials Laboratory at the University of New Mexico recently to participate in the 15th CSI Dognapping program, organized by LaRico Treadwell with help from Tineca Quintana of Community Involvement and numerous volunteers from Sandia, UNM and Albuquerque Public Schools.

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