Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. 

Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in Stockton were given a behind-the-scenes view of the depth, breadth and critical role information technology (IT) plays in Laboratory missions and operations.

Volunteers and students were energized about the event and enthusiastically tweeted about the activities throughout the day using #ITJobShadowDay. 

The day included tours of the High Performance Computing Facility and the Centralized IT Support Center Bring-IT. Students participated in exciting interactive activities involving Cyber Security, IT "Family Feud" and the "Spaghetti Challenge." They also were part of a discussion of how IT enables the science and technology missions of the Laboratory.

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