UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

May 6, 2014- 
UC Merced students spent Friday touring Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a place where some of them dream of working as a scientist or engineer.The group included 20 undergraduate and graduate students from the university's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Resource Center. The purpose of the visit was for LLNL to strengthen its collaboration with the state...

Lawrence Livermore information technology job shadow day a hit

May 1, 2014- 
Tuesday was no ordinary school day for 60 students and teachers, who visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to take their education outside of the classroom and learn all about the Lab and information technology (IT). The event was hosted by The Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology as part of the Department of Energy's IT Job Shadow...

Tech-transfer webinar to present new industrial uses for optical fibers

April 17, 2014- 
Learn more about an optical fiber draw tower in operation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where researchers are exploring new designs and applications for optical fibers during the next monthly installment of the Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO) Technology & Market Discovery Webinar series on Tuesday, April 22.The presentation by Lab researcher Jay Dawson, titled "Optical Fiber...

Laser researchers revolutionize aviation industry

April 4, 2014- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs.Most people don't realize it, but the airplane they are flying on may be stronger and safer thanks to a pair of former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers who developed and commercialized an innovative but relatively obscure technology.Lloyd Hackel and Brent Dane found a way to improve laser...

Lawrence Livermore receives prestigious defense industry recognition

March 31, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Precision Strike Association (PSA) has awarded the 18th annual William J. Perry Award to the BLU-129/B team, which includes researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The award honors the immediate and long-term impact the BLU-129/B has had and will have on combat operations. The team includes contributors from LLNL, United States Air Force and...

Lab women profiled in DOE's 'Women @ Energy' feature

March 31, 2014- 
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy (DOE), highlighted the contributions of talented and dedicated employees from across the DOE complex in an online feature called "Women @ Energy: Innovators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."Out of 170 profiles on the site, 47 of the women featured are employees...

Cleantech Open connects national labs with entrepreneurs

March 21, 2014- 
The Cleantech Open, the world's largest accelerator for clean technology startups, hosted a regional networking event Tuesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs to do business with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories. The event at the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), a joint initiative between both labs, drew an audience of 121 that...

Farnsworth honored by Livermore School District

March 19, 2014- 
Richard "Dick" Farnsworth was recently honored at a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) public Board meeting for his service and contributions to science education. Farnsworth, who retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in January, has long been involved with LLNL's Science Education Program, serving as its manager for over a decade. Farnsworth has been...

Lawrence Livermore women participate in online forum on STEM careers

March 14, 2014- 
A group of women from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently gathered to participate in a Google+ Hangout, "Find Your STEM Role Model," and Twitter chat promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The event was hosted by NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE), which teamed up to address the shortage of women and girls in STEM fields...

Livermore researchers spy deep into giant gas planets

March 13, 2014- 
Using the VUV Free-Electron Laser (FEL) FLASH at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany, Lawrence Livermore researchers were part of a team that took a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of giant gas planets such as Jupiter or Saturn. Their observations reveal how liquid hydrogen becomes a plasma and provide information on the material's thermal...

Lab technologies showcased through webinar series

March 12, 2014- 
The connection between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's technologies and industry needs are not always apparent.A monthly webinar series developed by LLNL's Industrial Partnership Office (IPO) is trying to match the Lab's innovations with commercial partners that see a need for them in their industry.The series connects Lab researchers with entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture...

Q&A with Neda Gray: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM

Feb. 27, 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 (LLNL) will be highlighting the accomplishments of several members of our African American employee population. They will share their background and perspective on engaging underrepresented groups in science...

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 their background and perspective on engaging underrepresented groups in Science, Technology...

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 year's theme was "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls participated in hands-on...

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 leadership within the O&B organization, following several leadership changes this last year. Don Boyd, the...

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, and stimulate economic development. The two-day forum, sponsored by the U.S. Council on...

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 is "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls will participate in hands-on workshops...

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 than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy...

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 respective fields. CCST members provide expert counsel on the science and technology issues facing...

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 through Wednesday in San Francisco, Geoffrey Feld, a postdoctoral researcher in LLNL's Physical &...