Since 2015, Sandia National Labs and Georgia Tech have been collaborating on research and development projects that benefits our nation’s security and engages the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Complimentary research capabilities & expertise between Sandia and GT that:
- Ensure the vibrancy of future national security workforce
- Amplify researcher impact through rich collaborations
- Advance the frontiers of science & engineering for societal impact
Sandia National Laboratories
- For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.
- Sandia is a U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration Federally-Funded Research and Development Center with a ~$4B budget to advance the frontiers of science and engineering for societal impact.
- Sandia employs ~15,000 engineers, scientists, and support staff working in a variety of programs, including Nuclear Deterrence, National Security, Global Security, Energy & Homeland Security, and Advanced Science & Technology.
- Customers and collaborators include many federal, state, and local agencies, companies, and academic institutions. Partnerships are formed through cooperative agreements licensing, technical assistance, use of unique Sandia facilities, personnel exchanges, and other mutually beneficial arrangements.
Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgia Tech is one of the nation’s top 10 public research universities with nearly 40,000 students.
- Their mission is to improve the human condition through advanced science & technology.
- Georgia Tech is ranked #4 in the nation for top undergraduate engineering programs. All their engineering programs are individually ranked in the top 10.
- Georgia Tech ranks among the top U.S. universities in volume of research conducted, with over $1.2B in sponsored research in FY21.
- They are consistently rated among the top universities in the nation for graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering, physical sciences, and architecture and planning.
- Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is recognized by Forbes magazine as one of 12 incubators “changing the world” through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Why/How do we collaborate?
Sandia and Georgia Tech have had an academic partnership since 2015 to enable a seamless collaboration on research and development projects that benefits the national security mission now and facilitates engagement with the next generation of scientists and engineers. Since 2015, Sandia has invested $25.7 million in research at Georgia Tech and hired over 300 student interns and staff from Georgia Tech. Sandia’s recruiting team works alongside SUPN to attract, hire, and build a strong pipeline of critical and diverse top talent for the laboratory.
Sandia uses a variety of agreement mechanisms to develop new partnerships with industry, state and local government, and universities. Goals of the partner/sponsor, coupled with funding sources for the agreement and Sandia’s strategic business objectives, are used to determine the most appropriate partnering mechanism. These mechanisms are Base Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), and Master Purchase Order Agreements.