December 04, 2020

first issue of Lab News circa 1954

Lab News: A history in print

As the Lab News print edition comes to an end, Sandia historian Rebecca Ullrich takes a look back at the history of the publication from its beginnings in 1948, when a mimeographed employee newsletter, the Sandia Bulletin, first appeared.

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Randy in harness above Saturn accelerator

Sandia’s half-life

Sandia photojournalist Randy Montoya has spent more than 30 years capturing the work and people at the Labs through his lens. In honor of the final Lab News print issue, he looks back at some of the photos that have illustrated Sandia’s story.

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NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Award

Rodney Wilson receives NNSA Gold Award

Rodney Wilson, former director of Sandia’s Center for Global Security and Cooperation, received the NNSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Gold Award this year in recognition of his leadership and service to advance NNSA programs.

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Dan Summers and colleagues visit National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

A lifetime of service

Weaponeer Dan Summers has retired after 36 years at Sandia and more than 53 years in the nuclear weapons complex. His career has spanned much of the R&D and stockpile modernization and surveillance activities of the nation’s NW programs.

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bunch of people on stage at Coronado Club in 1950

Signing the memory page

In honor of the final print issue of Lab News, a few past editors and contributors reminisce about their experiences working with and being part of the publication that has told the story of Sandia since 1948.

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fairygodboss award logos

Women rank Sandia among best places to work

Sandia was recognized recently by Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, as one of the Best Companies for Women 2020 and Best Companies where CEOs Support Gender Diversity. Released annually, the honors are based entirely on women’s reviews of the companies they work for.

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volunteers stand next to turkey collection bin

Sandians stuff turkey donation bins

Volunteers donated 250 frozen turkeys and more than $10K during this year’s Take a Frozen Turkey to Work Day, hosted by Sandia in partnership with Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, Roadrunner Food Bank and other local pantries.

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