Sandia National Labs NM Partnerships Collaboration Report 2021-2022
Inaugural Bay Area Postdoc Research SLAM is a slam dunk Twelve postdoctoral researchers from national labs took the virtual stage on October 28, 2021 to compete in the inaugural Bay Area Research SLAM. Sandia’s three participants, Nicole Jackson, Josh Rackers, and Jennifer Loe, all agreed that the biggest challenges to the competition were the use of one static background slide, a strict 3-minute time limit, and no props to accentuate key points.
“We’re adding our mixed-precision refinement solver to Sandia’s widely used Trilinos library for use by scientists everywhere.”
Josh Rackers from the Computational Multiscale department focused on how he and his team trained a neural network to make accurate predictions on larger sets of water molecules
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano served as master of ceremonies for the Bay Area Research SLAM competition, which was judged by executives from Sandia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
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