Engineer aims high over the summer

Sept. 15, 2014- 
Monika Witte's summer vacation wasn't really a vacation.The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer took six weeks off to volunteer at a local summer educational program thataims to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle school students by offering classroom instruction and academic enrichment activities."I wanted to know how the educational system...

Ham radio club finds new home

Sept. 10, 2014- 
Even though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ham radio club has a rich history that dates back to 1950s when nuclear weapons were tested on islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they didn't have their own radio shack in recent years.That's because their former clubhouse, located in a small metal container outside an engineering lab was removed during the building's renovation...

Ham radio club finds new home

Sept. 10, 2014- 
Even though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ham radio club has a rich history that dates back to 1950s when nuclear weapons were tested on islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they didn't have their own radio shack in recent years.That's because their former clubhouse, located in a small metal container outside an engineering lab was removed during the building's renovation...

Ham radio club finds new home

Sept. 10, 2014- 
Even though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ham radio club has a rich history that dates back to 1950s when nuclear weapons were tested on islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they didn't have their own radio shack in recent years.That's because their former clubhouse, located in a small metal container outside an engineering lab was removed during the building's renovation...

Tracing tainted food back to its source

Aug. 26, 2014- 
Imagine identifying the source of an outbreak from contaminated foods within hours instead of weeks. That's what several University of Oklahoma (OU) summer interns believe an innovative Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technology is capable of doing.OU students Alyssa Boutelle, Michael Petri and Lauren Gilbert evaluated a new market opportunity for an innovative Lab technology...

Tracing tainted food back to its source

Aug. 26, 2014- 
Imagine identifying the source of an outbreak from contaminated foods within hours instead of weeks. That's what several University of Oklahoma (OU) summer interns believe an innovative Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) technology is capable of doing.OU students Alyssa Boutelle, Michael Petri and Lauren Gilbert evaluated a new market opportunity for an innovative Lab technology...

STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

Aug. 26, 2014- 
The Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories employ brilliant minds, addressing the greatest science and technology issues facing our planet from climate change and energy solutions to space exploration to national security. Amid these are three nuclear weapons laboratories that share the critical responsibilities of ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear...

Calculating conditions at the birth of the universe

Aug. 25, 2014- 
Using a calculation originally proposed seven years ago to be performed on a petaflop computer, Lawrence Livermore researchers computed conditions that simulate the birth of the universe.When the universe was less than one microsecond old and more than one trillion degrees, it transformed from a plasma of quarks and gluons into bound states of quarks - also known as protons and neutrons, the...

LLNL wins three regional FLC awards

Aug. 12, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have been selected to receive three regional awards for technology transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium.This year's awards will be presented Aug. 26 during the FLC's two-day Far West/Mid-Continent regional meeting at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.Started in 1974, the consortium assists the U.S. public and...

Visiting professor welds new partnerships

Aug. 7, 2014- 
Commander Brad Baker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy, recently completed a six-week stint at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as part of the Visiting Scientist Program.Baker has conducted research in conjunction with Livermore for more than three years, including a material characterization study of nuclear materials and joining...

Summer workshops provide hands-on learning for high school students

Aug. 4, 2014- 
Each summer, college students from around the world descend upon the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research and experience what it is like to work at a national laboratory. While hosting college students at LLNL is commonplace, the presence of high school students onsite is a rarity.This summer, the University Relations and Science Education Program at LLNL hosted...

Summer workshops provide hands-on learning for high school students

Aug. 4, 2014- 
Each summer, college students from around the world descend upon the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research and experience what it is like to work at a national laboratory. While hosting college students at LLNL is commonplace, the presence of high school students onsite is a rarity.This summer, the University Relations and Science Education Program at LLNL hosted...

Summer workshops provide hands-on learning for high school students

Aug. 4, 2014- 
Each summer, college students from around the world descend upon the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to conduct research and experience what it is like to work at a national laboratory. While hosting college students at LLNL is commonplace, the presence of high school students onsite is a rarity.This summer, the University Relations and Science Education Program at LLNL hosted...

A dynamic introduction to cybersecurity

July 28, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore's Celeste Matarazzo was attending a cybersecurity conference when she was struck with a realization: The field of cybersecurity had a diversity problem."It's about more than racial or gender diversity -- it's about diversity of thought. Both cybercrime and cybersecurity are only limited by imagination, and we as a nation can't be secure without a diverse set of problem...

A dynamic introduction to cybersecurity

July 28, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore's Celeste Matarazzo was attending a cybersecurity conference when she was struck with a realization: The field of cybersecurity had a diversity problem."It's about more than racial or gender diversity -- it's about diversity of thought. Both cybercrime and cybersecurity are only limited by imagination, and we as a nation can't be secure without a diverse set of problem...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Engineering program established for veterans

July 21, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) recently established a 24-month academic program to provide technical education and hands-on training for veterans, officials recently announced.The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and...

Summer internship marks new relationship with Orion Academy

July 15, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is sponsoring a four-week summer internship for Sam Weinstein, a student from Orion Academy, which provides a college-preparatory program for secondary students whose academic success is compromised by a neurocognitive disability such as Asperger's syndrome or NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disorder). Weinstein is LLNL's first intern from Orion Academy,...

Summer internship marks new relationship with Orion Academy

July 15, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is sponsoring a four-week summer internship for Sam Weinstein, a student from Orion Academy, which provides a college-preparatory program for secondary students whose academic success is compromised by a neurocognitive disability such as Asperger's syndrome or NLD (Non-verbal Learning Disorder). Weinstein is LLNL's first intern from Orion Academy,...