July 17, 2020

Fat Man nuclear weapon shell loaded on flatbed

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.

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people in conference room looking at data on monitors

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.

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Chen Wang at conference

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.

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Mark Menezes, James Peery and Jeff Harrell in front of Z Pulsed Power building

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.

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