The On June 29, Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, visited Sandia to learn about current and emerging energy research at the site. Hosted by Vice President Rick Stulen, Newsom learned about Sandia’s advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, research into advanced engine design, cybersecurity work, and the site’s economic impact on the State of California. California State Assembly member Joan Buchanan visited the California site on July 18. Ms. Buchanan, who represents the 15th District including the Sandia California site, chairs the Select Committee on Innovation and the Bay Area Economy. And on July 28, 12 members of the Navajo Nation Energy Advisory Committee, including Ben Shelly, president of the Navajo nation, paid Sandia a visit in conjunction with the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB). WESTCARB is a collaborative research project bringing together dedicated scientists and engineers from more than 90 public agencies, private companies, and nonprofits to identify and validate the best regional opportunities for keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere.