Posts tagged with "Science"

Conference helps girls to 'Build a Better Future'

Feb. 25, 2014 -  
It was a fun-filled day this past Saturday for more than 300 girls, in grades 6 to 9, when they attended the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference on the Los Positas College campus. The annual event is geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science. This...

Q&A with Marcus Worsley: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM

Feb. 25, 2014 -  
In honor of Black History Month, the African-American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be highlighting the accomplishments of several members of our African American employee population. They will share...

Media advisory: Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference at Las Positas College

Feb. 20, 2014 -  
WHO: More than 300 girls in grades 6-9 will gather to meet scientists and engineers and explore careers in math and science. WHAT: The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is an annual event geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science. This year's theme...

Lab hosts U.S.-Brazil meeting to collaborate in science and technology

Feb. 20, 2014 -  
Representatives from government, industry, research institutions and academia in the United States and Brazil met at the Laboratory Tuesday and Wednesday to establish a "platform" for collaborative science and technology projects that have the potential to benefit public health and the environment...

Mark Martinez selected as new leader for Lawrence Livermore Operations and Business

Feb. 20, 2014 -  
Mark Martinez has been named the principal associate director for Operations & Business (O&B) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, acting Director Bret Knapp announced Thursday. The announcement is effective immediately. In this role, Martinez will ensure an effective transition of...

NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel

Feb. 19, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater...

Dona Crawford selected for California Council on Science and Technology

Feb. 18, 2014 -  
Dona Crawford, associate director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology ( CCST ). The council is an assembly of corporate CEOs, academics, scientists and scholars who are leaders in their...

Uncovering the secrets of tularemia

Feb. 16, 2014 -  
Tularemia is endemic in the northeastern United States, and is considered to be a risk to biosecurity -- much like anthrax or smallpox -- because it has already been weaponized in various regions of the world. At the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, which started Saturday and continues...

Q&A with Kevin Griffin: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM

Feb. 11, 2014 -  
In honor of Black History Month, the African-American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be highlighting the accomplishments of several members of our African American employee population. They will share...

NIF experimental campaign highlighted by Physical Review Letters

Feb. 10, 2014 -  
Demonstrating the controlled fusing of deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes), such that more energy is produced than is used to create the fusions, is one of the stated goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Two papers published Feb. 5 in Physical Review Letters describe the "high-foot...