Department of Mathematics Calendar
Jordan Massad, Mathematics and Statistics at Sandia National Laboratories: A Perspective from an Engineering Scientist
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Sandia National Laboratories is a federally funded research and development center that develops and
applies science, technology, and engineering solutions for pressing national security challenges.
Mathematics at all levels of rigor underpins every aspect of the work we do, and Sandians with
academic degrees in applied mathematics impact a wide range of areas such as alternative energy, space
systems, microsystems, computational multiphysics, and neural computing. In this seminar, I will
introduce Sandia and how mathematicians and statisticians contribute to its missions, and describe how
Sandia’s extensive collaborative environment enriches their careers. In particular, I will expound on my
personal exciting, multi-disciplinary experience at Sandia exemplified by challenging problems in smart
deployable structures and design optimization. Finally, I will describe Sandia career opportunities and
advise on how applied mathematicians and statisticians should approach a non-academic career search.