Young Members Group to spotlight Sandia National Laboratories

May 3, 2021, 3:00PMANS News
Sandia National Laboratories Photo: SNL

The ANS Young Members Group will focus on Sandia National Laboratories for the latest installment of its webinar series, Spotlight on National Labs, on May 11 at 10:30 a.m. CT.

Register now for the free event.

What it is: Sandia grew out of America’s World War II effort to develop the first atomic bombs. Today, keeping the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and effective is a major part of Sandia’s work as a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory. Sandia’s role has evolved to address additional threats facing our country.

What it does: The lab carries out research and development in a number of areas:

  • Nuclear deterrence—Supporting U.S. deterrence policy by helping assess, secure, and sustain the nuclear arsenal.
  • National security—Supplying new capabilities to U.S. defense and national security communities.
  • Defense nuclear nonproliferation—Developing systems to monitor emerging threats, protecting nuclear assets and materials, and addressing nuclear emergency response and nonproliferation worldwide.
  • Energy and homeland security—Ensuring stable energy resources, protecting the grid and physical infrastructure, and helping protect the nation against nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological threats.
  • Advanced science and technology—Fundamental science to promote national security, economic competitiveness, and improved quality of life.

More details: Sandia’s science, technology, and engineering foundations enable it to carry out its unique mission. The laboratories' highly specialized research staff is at the forefront of innovation, collaborating with universities and companies and performing multidisciplinary science and engineering research programs with significant impact on U.S. security. Sandia’s workforce of 14,500 has earned more than 7,000 advanced degrees.

Panelists: Moderated by Matthew Jasica, of Argonne National Laboratory, the webinar features these scheduled speakers:

  • James Peery, director of Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Rebecca Ullrich, corporate historian.
  • J. Charles Barbour, director of the Radiation and Electrical Science Center.
  • Erik McIntyre, Weapon Engineering Professional Development programs lead.
  • David L. Luxat, manager, Severe Accident Modeling and Analysis.
  • Evaristo J. “Tito” Bonano, senior manager, Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle.
  • Doug Osborn, nuclear engineer, International Nuclear Security Engineering.
  • Caroline Winters, mechanical engineer, chair of Advancing the Next Generation of Leadership Excellence.

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