Marie Capitan: 1st Blazing Torch recipient

Marie Capitan is the first recipient of the Blazing Flame Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of Native Americans in STEM. She is also the eighth person from Sandia National Laboratories, to be honored by AISES, Capitan who is Navajo and Alaskan is a diversity workforce specialist at Sandia. The Blazing Flame Award honors an outstanding professional who has blazed a path for Native Americans in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers.

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