Sandia National Labs NM Partnerships Collaboration Report 2021-2022

Sandia hosts annual “Growing STEMs” meeting with MSIPP university partners


NM Tech Professor Michael Hargather educates graduate and undergraduate students and supports STEM initiatives while he leads the NMT Shock and Gas Dynamics Laboratory (SGDL) and performs research on a variety of thermal-fluid dynamics topics. Hargather collaborates with Sandia and has led funded research projects on rechargeable battery abuse

The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) “Growing STEMs” annual grant meeting was hosted by Sandia on April 12, 2022. Sandia’s Rita Gonzales, Nuclear Deterrence Modernization and Future Systems Associate Labs Director & Chief Systems Engineer, welcomed the attendees and Sandia Deputy Chief Research Officer Basil Hassan delivered the keynote address. This “Growing STEMs” meeting was coordinated by Sandia’s NM Partnerships team and included MSIPP Program Manager Cory Jackson, faculty and students from Sandia’s National/Regional Partner New Mexico Tech, NM Tech Mechanical Engineering Professor and research scientist Michael Hargather, Sandia’s NM Tech Campus Executive Ron Baker, Sandia’s Arizona State Campus Executive Scott Klenke, plus Texas Tech University faculty and staff, and other collaborators from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

and small-scale detonation testing of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).


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