An invitation: Learn about LLNL at the AAAS annual meeting

Feb. 13, 2007

Christine Kachiu (left) of LLNL’s Human Resources Department and Dawn Daronco of the Defense and Nuclear Technologies Directorate discuss employment at the Laboratory with visitors to the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (Download Image)

An invitation: Learn about LLNL at the AAAS annual meeting

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is participating as an exhibitor and providing a variety of speakers at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Feb. 16-19 in San Francisco.

In addition to hosting an exhibit with videos, posters and brochures about the Laboratory’s cutting-edge research and development programs – such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, and the Laboratory’s world-leading supercomputers – the conference will provide an opportunity for visitors to explore career opportunities at LLNL. Participating Laboratory directorates include Computation, Defense and Nuclear Technologies, Energy and Environment, Engineering, NIF, Physics and Advanced Technologies, University Relations and Human Resources.

LLNL also will be participating in the Family Science Days portion of the meeting from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday at 3:15 p.m., LLNL’s Rick Sawicki will present “Waves in Nature: Lasers to Tsunamis and Beyond.” In addition, LLNL’s exhibit booths will offer “hands-on” activities for students including Fun With Science demonstrations, examining light through spectroscopy and making jewelry from your own DNA. Click here for a schedule of Family Science Days presentations and activities.

Also on Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m., Scott Reed of LLNL’s Human Resources/Recruiting and Employment Division will present “Delivering a Winning Interview” at the Hilton San Francisco, fourth floor, Union Square Room 19-20. This workshop will provide attendees simple and easy-to-incorporate tools and techniques for delivering a winning interview every time. By incorporating behavior-based interviewing techniques, participants can learn to highlight their experiential strengths to their audiences and seal the deal.

The Laboratory’s exhibits are located at Booths 500 and 501. Exhibit days/hours are:

  • Friday, Feb. 16 - Noon-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-Noon

The Exhibit Hall is located in the Grand Ballroom of the San Francisco Hilton and Towers, at 333 O'Farrell Street.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is also hosting a booth at the meeting and invites people in the area to drop by.

The Office of Science booth features a new set of six posters about the Office of Science and displays and handouts about ITER (the international fusion energy project) and the DOE Artificial Retina Project. A booklet about the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers also will be available.

The Office of Science exhibit is located in Booths 504 and 506.

LLNL scientists are also participating in the meeting’s symposia, lectures and seminars. The meeting’s theme is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being.”

At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, LLNL’s Jane Long will speak during the climate change portion of the meeting, titled “Energy or Climate Security: Do We Have To Choose?” The session will be at the Renaissance Park Hotel, third floor.

In her talk, “Three Blind Men and the Energy Elephant,” Long will call on environmentalists, economic vitality groups and energy security groups to share their perspectives and work together to solve the energy problem.

Long says energy efficiency and conservation meet the needs of all three constituencies by reducing oil imports, lowering emissions and increasing energy security. For example, new technology, such as hybrid autos and renewable energy, reduce emissions, stimulate the economy through jobs and manufacturing and increase security.

She also will address nuclear energy, carbon dioxide sequestration and energy systems analysis.

During another AAAS session, “The Future of Nuclear Weapons,” LLNL Director Emeritus Bruce Tarter will discuss the external review of the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the San Francisco Hilton, ballroom level.

Another session, “Using Science and Technology as a Preconflict Engagement Tool,” organized by LLNL’s Richard Knapp and Ron Lehman, will feature speakers discussing the United States’ need to become more anticipatory and focused on addressing and preventing failing states prior to conflict. LLNL’s Eileen Vergino will discuss “Science and Technology Support for Infrastructure Development.”

This session will be held at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in the Renaissance Parc Hotel 55, fourth floor.

LLNL’s Larry Ahle’s talk on “Atomic Nuclei and the National Need” will be featured at 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the San Francisco Hilton, ballroom level, during the “Femtoscience: From Nuclei to Nuclear Medicine” session.

The session will provide an overview of the current efforts to create new materials on the femtoscale, the scale of the atomic nucleus, and focus on new research in this area.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.