July 05, 2019

scientist holds up micro sensor

Portable gas detection shrinks to new dimensions

A sensor for detecting toxic gases is now smaller, faster and more reliable, thanks to researchers at Sandia. The sensor’s performance sets it up for integration into a highly sensitive, portable system for detecting chemical weapons. The sensors can also rapidly detect airborne toxins.

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Sandia scientist and small business CEO hold titanium part in lab

Budgets double for small business assistance projects

Sandia will be doubling the amount of technical assistance it provides to small businesses, following legislation signed into New Mexico state law this year. The new law, which took effect July 1, raises the cap on the value of services Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories can offer New Mexico small businesses.

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Ben Ray Lujan and Steve Younger at talk

Steve Younger joins roundtable to expand trades in New Mexico

Labs Director Steve Younger met with New Mexico 3rd District Congressman Ben Ray Luján at a recent forum to discuss the ACCESS Act, which would establish a five-year grant program run by DOE to create apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs in colleges and technical education schools to fill nuclear industry jobs at national laboratories.

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Sandia breaks ground on new California data center

National Nuclear Security Administration officials joined Sandia leadership June 3 to break ground on a new data center at the Sandia/California site. The 8,900-square-foot facility will house information-processing equipment essential for providing connectivity and computing support.

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Family Day at Sandia

Family Day has been a part of Sandia culture since 1959, when 15,000 participants in New Mexico, 3,100 at the California laboratory and 300 from the Salton Sea Test Site came to Sandia sites to see where people performed important work for the nation.

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intern and students set up a rocket

Sky’s the limit

Four Sandia interns mentored eight high school students from throughout New Mexico who participated in this year’s Model Rocket Design and Telemetry project at the 2019 Joint Science and Technology Institute residential STEM camp in June.

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