News ItemApril 2016 Park Post

On March 10, Sandia National Laboratories hosted a Roundtable entitled “Women Catalyzing Innovation in New Mexico: Growing Our Economic Footprint.”  The four panelists were U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator Madelyn Creedon, and Sandia President and Labs Director Jill Hruby. They were joined by 20 women – business and community leaders – who engaged in a stimulating conversation focused on changing the dynamics in New Mexico regarding innovation, technology transfer, and economic development.  A Technology Transfer Mini-Showcase and Press Conference immediately followed the Roundtable Discussion. The technologies displayed at the showcase, moderated by Sandia Vice President Marianne Walck, were from R3 Technologies, an Albuquerque company developing a new suicide bomb detection device; SportXast, a company which is marketing an app to instantaneously capture highlights of sporting events; and iBeam Materials, a Santa Fe-based startup developing a new LED technology.  Sandia’s Partnership National Reach Data Map, which illustrates the breadth of work the Labs does with industrial, university, government, and lab partners around the United States, was also presented.  Both events took place at the Center for Global Security & Cooperation in the SS&TP.

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