News ItemJune 2014 Park Post
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) Hosts U.S. Senator – Senator Udall recently visited ATA as part of his Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico tour. Udall’s message was clear, New Mexico needs to work together to build on its economic strengths and create jobs. Udall’s visit was focused on continuing to develop a bill to expand technology transfer and help entrepreneurs build businesses based on research developed at the national labs. The ATA visit also aligns with the “Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation” effort that is focused on optics and photonics. The manufacturing effort could attract over $1.3 billion in federal economic development investment to New Mexico; Blood Drive in the SS&TP Helps Local Community – The SS&TP companies and organizations recently participated in a blood drive hosted by the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI). The blood drive resulted in 27 units of blood being donated to local area hospitals in need. The generosity of the donors potentially resulted in saving over 80 lives. The blood drive was intended as an opportunity for SS&TP employees to give back to their local community; Sandia Hosts Growers Market in the Park – More than 400 people attended the kickoff of the Fresh @ the Labs Farmer’s Market at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Valley Seed Company, Skarsgard Farms, Green Growler, and De Smet Dairy all brought fresh vegetables, plants, flowers, and milk, and they shared plenty of advice with prospective gardeners. The event was held to raise awareness of healthy food options and to make produce available to employees; EMCORE Corporation Award– EMCORE recently received Compound Semiconductor’s 2014 CS Industry Award as a joint winner with Lake Shore Cryotronics in the metrology, test and measurement category for EMCORE’s terahertz (THz) systems technology designed into the Lake Shore 8500 Series THz system for material characterization. The CS Industry Awards recognize success and innovation in the compound semiconductor industry from research to completed product. EMCORE’s continued collaboration with Lake Shore Cryotronics provides high-value, low-cost, system solutions to enhance terahertz technology. EMCORE also recently demonstrated this technology at the Defense, Security & Sensing show on May 6-8 in Baltimore, MD.