News ItemDecember 2015 Park Post

Stone Lion Gets Contract with Sandia – The company was recently awarded a radio frequency identification (RFID) contract in support of the chemical inventory system (CIS) at Sandia. Stone Lion Environmental is a multi-faceted company managing a wide range of elements of Environmental Science and Environmental Restoration. Their project diversity includes working with classified, radioactive and hazardous materials from excavation to disposal, as well as safety management and oversight at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. Beyond classified material demilitarization, Stone Lion Environmental personnel have extensive environmental restoration experience.

Qynergy Wins Two Large Contracts – The company was awarded a $1.1M contract from the Missile Defense Agency for developing an “Improved MgO Binder for Thermal Batteries”. This program will position them to be a supplier of a critical material for thermal battery manufacturers. Qynergy was also awarded a $150K contract from the Office of Naval Research for developing a “Dissolved Oxygen Power Cell”. Qynergy occupies space at TEAM Technologies, located in the SS&TP.

Museum Photography Competition and Show – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is hosting the “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” through January 3. All photographic images taken from members of the community relate in some way to the overall theme of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEaM). Please visit for more information.

IR’s Decision-Making Training Program – President and CEO Rob Roberson, from Innovative Reasoning (IR), LLC, a company located in the SS&TP, recently announced the successful first pilot of its new IR-ALERT (Innovative Reasoning-Advanced Law Enforcement Reality-based Training). The critical decision-making training pilot program was hosted by the Pueblo of Isleta Police Department. Officers and security personnel from the Isleta Police and Wildland agencies, as well as representatives from Los Lunas Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and others participated in the program. This marks the first presentation of IR’s groundbreaking decision-making training.

Center for Collaboration and Commercialization – An Entrepreneur Exploration Roundtable featuring Katie Szczepaniak Rice, Senior Associate at EPIC Ventures, was recently held at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. Katie runs the New Mexico operations of EPIC, a technology venture capital funding firm. The discussions were focused on early stage technology investments, the funding process, and common pitfalls and traps startups fall into and how to avoid them. Nearly 50 Sandians, Park Leaders and Partners attended the event.

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