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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Labs, industry join forces to train cyber security specialists for nation's critical cyber infrastructure

July 14, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is joining Bechtel BNI and Los Alamos National Laboratory   to train a new class of cyber defense professionals to protect the nation's critical digital infrastructure.The Bechtel-Lawrence Livermore-Los Alamos Cyber Career Development Program is designed to allow the national labs to recruit and rapidly develop cyber security specialists who can guide...

Lawrence Livermore captures four R&D 100 awards for leading industrial inventions

July 11, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of four awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2013.The four technologies honored were developed by three teams of LLNL researchers who worked with industrial collaborators, and also by a multidisciplinary Lab team of scientists and engineers.The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its...

Albala named education outreach manager

July 3, 2014- 
Joanna Albala has been named the new education outreach manager within the University Relations and Science Education Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).Albala is no stranger to LLNL. Her affiliation began two decades ago in 1994 when she joined the Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology and Biotechnology Research Program's Genomics Division. During her time...

Teacher Research Academy summer series in full swing

July 3, 2014- 
While a good number of teachers are vacationing this time of the year, some teachers elect to continue the learning through the summer months tduring the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)Teacher Research Academy (TRA).The academy, which kicked off in June, is a summer-long series of professional development workshops for teachers and features content developed from LLNL research...

Lawrence Fellowships awarded for 2014

June 26, 2014- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded three individuals the Lawrence Fellowship, a highly-competitive postdoctoral position awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Recipients are awarded three year Fellowships and are free to pursue their own research agenda under the guidance of a senior...

Local high school seniors receive Edward Teller Science scholarships

June 5, 2014- 
Five local high school seniors from Livermore and Tracy have been awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's prestigious Edward Teller Science Scholarship.The awards, instituted in 2004 in honor of the late Dr. Teller, renowned physicist and Lab co-founder, are given annually by the Laboratory to graduating seniors who excel in science studies.This year's award winners from the...

Celebrating 25 years of high explosive research

May 22, 2014- 
This year,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)High Explosives Applications Facilit y (HEAF) celebrates a milestone - 25 years as a center of excellence for the research, development, synthesis, formulation and characterization of explosives.The creation of HEAF stemmed from the recognition that the high explosives (HE) facilities at the Lab were old and scattered across LLNL, and...

Celebrate Livermorium Day events Friday, May 30

May 22, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will be hosting a day of events, both online and downtown, to celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day on Friday, May 30.Livermore Mayor John Marchand proclaimed May 30 Livermorium Day to recognize the discovery of chemical element 116...

Two Lawrence Livermore researchers awarded early career funding

May 14, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Jennifer Pett-Ridge and Todd Gamblin have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Research Program to receive funding for proposed projects.Jennifer Pett-Ridge was selected for her work titled, "Microbial Carbon Tranformations in Wet Tropical Soils: The Importance of Redox Fluctuations," by the DO...

Department of Energy's Dot Harris honored for blazing path for women

May 9, 2014- 
LaDorris "Dot" Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy, was recently honored at the EmpowHer Institute's Girls to Greatness Luncheon, "Dream Big, Reach Higher,"  in Beverly Hills, California.The mission of theEmpowHer Institute is to empower girls and womento seek fulfilling and productive lives by helping them gain the skills necessary...

A computer code led to entrepreneurial success

May 8, 2014- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs.John Hallquist knew it was a game changer when he invented a small computer code to analyze the structures of bombs dropped by U.S. Air Force jets.It was 1976 and Hallquist was a young engineer who had joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after getting his Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University...