Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seminar Speaker January 20, 2011

Steve Owen

Spotlight:
Steve graduated from BYU with Bachelors and Masters degrees in
civil engineering in 1992. He worked as a software manager in the
Engineering Computer Graphics Laboratory (ECGL) in the civil
engineering department
until 1995. (ECGL later became known as the
Environmental Modeling Research Lab (EMRL)). He then moved to
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to work at the company, Ansys, while
completing a Ph.D. At Carnegie Mellon University. In 2000 he came to
work at Sandia National Laboratories, where he develops computational
tools that support engineering simulation.

Topic of Discussion:
Nuclear Weapons and Auto Hex Meshing at Sandia National Laboratories.

Sandia National Laboratories is the engineering laboratory for the
nation’s nuclear weapons program. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
with over eleven thousand employees, it provides science and
engineering support for homeland security and defense programs. As a
civil engineer who graduated from BYU, I will describe the
opportunities and environment at Sandia as a place to work and develop
a career in engineering. Engineering solutions at Sandia employ
computer simulation as a tool to keep the nation’s weapons stockpile
safe and working. I will also describe some of my own experience in
developing computational tools to support the simulation of weapons
systems.

Helpful Links:

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sowen/
(Steve Owen's website)

http://www.sandia.gov
http://twitter.com/sandialabs
http://www.youtube.com/user/SandiaLabs
http://cubit.sandia.gov

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