Sandia National Laboratory

image floated rightSandia National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory located in the city of Livermore, CA, East of the San Francisco Bay area and adjacent to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sandia is a premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation focused on applying science and technology to create a more secure world. The original Sandia Laboratory and corporate headquarters are located in Albuquerque, NM, but the STAR Program is affiliated with the research and development site, Division 8000 in Livermore.

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What type of work is done at Sandia?

Sandia is home to a variety of research and development for technology solutions to the most challenging problems around the globe. Area of work include: 1) energy and climate - ensuring stable energy and water supplies for our nation, 2) defense systems and assessments - addresing new threats to national security, 3) nuclear weapons - supporting our nation's deterrence policy by sustaining, modernizing, and protecting our nuclear stockpile, and 4) Global Security - preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Summer Research Opportunities at SNL

SNL will offer two to four Fellowships with a focus on materials science projects. SNL is a security-concious site and work may involve secure projects suitable only for US Citizens or non-secure projects which are more widely available. Given security concerns and SNL's wide-ranging research profile, project specifics may not be available until Fellows are on-site and therefore Fellows must be open to opportunities as they arise. If you are able to begin your fellowship a week earlier, some additional project opportunities may become available. Recent STAR Fellow projects include material, surface, radiographic, and combustion related research. Fellows typically arrange their own accommodations in Livermore, CA.

Previous Summer Research at Sandia Includes:

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