2017 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Honeywell is committed to making things better for everyone in the places where they have facilities and where their employees work, live, and raise their families. With Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Honeywell focuses its community outreach efforts on three very important societal needs that align with Honeywell’s heritage, products, and people. By concentrating on these priorities and working with well-regarded national partners, they make a greater impact.




City of Albuquerque
Venue Sponsor

The City of Albuquerque has been a venue sponsor of Discovery Festival since 2015.



93.3 KKOB FM
Media Sponsor

93.3 KKOB FM is the #1 Hit Music Station and proud media sponsor of Discovery Festival.



Curie Sponsor

Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico is leading the way in the nation’s laser, optical, and space supremacy technologies. The Technology Engagement Office supports that mission by connecting the private sector and academia with AFRL resources to develop new technology and create opportunities for industry growth. We also offer some of the of the most innovative STEM opportunities in the country, designed to inspire and cultivate our next generation of innovators.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Ride Sponsor

As a customer-owned company, BCBSNM has a responsibility to serve as good stewards of its current and future members’ health care dollars. Every day, BCBSNM strives to make a difference for its members and in the communities it serves.

BCBSNM also believes that its fellow New Mexicans should be a priority when it comes to community outreach and corporate giving. BCBSNM donated more than $1.2 million last year, including more than $78,000 directly from our employees. These donations went to a wide variety of nonprofit and other community organizations in New Mexico who are working daily to improve the lives of New Mexicans.


Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Ride Sponsor

DTRA engages in the full range of nonproliferation, counterproliferation and consequence management activities identified in the National Security Strategy of the United States as essential to combating WMD threats. As both a defense agency and a combat support agency, DTRA creates solutions and delivers the products, training and services to defeat WMD where they are needed.




Ride Sponsor

Ethicon is devoted to shaping the future of surgery by advancing innovation, addressing the most pressing healthcare issues and improving lives every day. In addition, the people of Ethicon are united in a promise to improve the health of our communities, too. In an effort to enhance the quality of life in all of those places we call home, we contribute to non-profit charitable organizations whose focus aligns with ours.

Ride Sponsor

Ideum is a creative company focused on using emerging technologies to design public installations and products that lead to meaningful and compelling user experiences. Ideum’s multidisciplinary team includes industry pro­fes­sion­als from a diverse set of back­grounds within the world of inter­active exhibit develo­pment.


New Mexico Gas Company
Ride Sponsor

New Mexico Gas Company is a member of the Emera, Inc. family of energy companies.  Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Gas Co. is the largest utility in the state. Strategically situated between two large natural gas production basins, our service area covers 6,501 square miles, operates in 23 of the 33 counties in the state and encompasses 60 percent of the population of New Mexico.


UnknownPublic Service Company of New Mexico
Ride Sponsor

As New Mexicans who live and work here in the Land of Enchantment, PNM is committed to doing everyting it can to preserve our beautiful environment. Together, we can move our state forward, powering progress that will make a difference for generations to come.

As the state’s largest electricity provider, PNM serves more than 500,000 New Mexico residential and business customers in Greater Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas and Belen, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Silver City, Deming, Bayard, Lordsburg and Clayton. PNM also serves the New Mexico tribal communities of the Tesuque, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta and Laguna Pueblos.


Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
Newton Sponsor

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is the company that government and industry turn to for innovative technologies and solutions to problems that improve our safety, security, and way of life. Our employees, most of whom have advanced degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, have the expertise to tackle the most challenging technical problems.

Micronet Solutions, Inc.
Newton Sponsor

MicroNet Solutions Inc. (MSI) has over 25 years experience in developing proprietary techniques, and software to reverse engineer complex microcircuits and systems, allowing for complete extraction of functionality and microcode. Reverse Engineering state-of-the art microchips
is very difficult at best given the small dimensions, density of transistors and number of metal layers (Billions of nodes of information to

The Pix2Net software suite features a proprietary software guided stage allowing for accurate SEM tile extraction, and stitching for perfect layer alignment. The GDSII extracted conductive layers are accurately stacked and aligned for circuit connection. Auto Library cell identification, and schematic generation make this the most sophisticated RE software tool on the market.

Sandia National Laboratories
Newton Sponsor

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia’s mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.