Editor's note: this article was originally posted on Sandia National Laboratories' website.
More than 2,000 people spread out across Sandia’s California campus for Family Day on Sept. 14, getting a glimpse of the exceptional work done in the national interest by Sandia researchers and professionals from all over the world.
Deputy Labs Director Dori Ellis returned to Livermore to take part in the laboratory tours and demonstrations by researchers showcasing their work. Associate Labs Director for Integrated Security Solutions Andy McIlroy talked with groups of visitors about the breadth and depth of work at Sandia and even showed off some newly redecorated and refurbished areas unveiled especially for Family Day.
At the site’s general event pad, families were treated to food trucks, STEAM activities, a K9 demonstration by the Livermore Police Department, forensics demonstrations — including simulated human remains — by FBI agents and other activities for kids and adults.
Kayla Norris, who led the California event planning efforts, said, “For me, it was refreshing to see how proud our employees were to show their guests where they worked and how excited their guests were to receive the information, tours, STEAM demos for kids and nuclear deterrence seminars.”