Abstract: The US Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories are a national treasure where amazing science is performed and difficult problems are tackled. There are 17 DOE Laboratories spread across the country. In my talk I’ll give an overview of Sandia National Labs, one of the 17 Labs and my perspectives of working at SNL for 16 years. I’ll describe what it takes to be successful and hopefully convince you that Sandia is the best of the 17 but that you’d still have a great career at the other 16.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525. This paper describes objective technical results and analysis. Any subjective views or opinions that might be expressed in the paper do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.