AiS Challenge tours Sandia Labs

On March 12, 2002, a group of AiS Challenge participants from Lovington, Manzano, Shiprock, and To'Hajiilee high schools participated in a tour of Sandia National Laboratories.

Eleanor Walther and Patrick Milligan welcomed us to Sandia and gave us an overview of the Laboratories. Then Charles Duus talked about their work with robotics.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Betty gave a demonstration of Aqueous Foam that was developed at Sandia for decontamination. Here she is with the Lovington and To'Hajiilee students (and the white foam in the background).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After having lunch at the Coronado Club, we split into smaller groups to tour the Microelectronics labs with Carol Sumpter, the Visualization Lab of Arthurine Breckenridge (which has a display created by 16 screens that can be driven by 16 dvd players) and learned about Haptics (where the machine can give the user physical feedback), and the Computer Center which was described by John Noe as we walked past the Janus supercomputer and through the Computational Plant facility.

The day was enjoyed by all and we thank Sandia for providing this opportunity for the participants in the Adventures in Supercomputing Challenge.