Lab internship program bridges gap between degree and military service

May 19, 2022- 
Justin Witkowski came to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for a unique internship opportunity, one that would allow him to gain some practical experience during the gap between completing his undergraduate degree and starting his military career in the Navy. Witkowski started his LLNL internship in February under the Academic Cooperation Program (ACP). ACP offers newly...

LLNL honored as a top STEM workplace by AISES ‘Winds Of Change’ Magazine

May 5, 2022- 
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2022. This marks the second consecutive year that LLNL has been honored as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals. LLNL shares this honor alongside other top companies that are...

Three Lab postdocs selected to attend the 71st annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting

April 4, 2022- 
Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdoctoral appointees have been selected to attend the 71st annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany this summer thanks to the University of California President’s 2022 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows Program. The three selected to attend are Magi Mettry, Johanna Schwartz and Dane Sterbentz. The Lindau Nobel Laureate...

LLNL's Huban Gowadia named to State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame

March 31, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Huban Gowadia has been inducted into the state of Alabama’s Engineering Hall of Fame (EHF). The principal associate director for Global Security, Gowadia was one of 10 engineers inducted into the state’s EHF during a ceremony last month attended by about 250 people. She was nominated for Alabama’s EHF by the former dean of the University...

One current, two former Lab scientists inducted into LLNL’s Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame

March 29, 2022- 
One current and two former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been inducted into the Laboratory’s Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame (EHF). The trio, who represent the third class of inductees into the Lab’s EHF, have been honored for developing technologies during or after their Lab careers that created major economic impacts or spawned new companies. “The story of...

Lab mentoring program generates rewarding opportunities for career growth

March 24, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Engineering mentoring program has yielded many rewarding matchups, not least that of Yanto Mualim and Jerry Wheeler. Mualim, who works in the Lab’s Environment Safety & Health program, joined LLNL in 2018 with a focus on controls engineering. After two years, as his project wrapped up, Mualim began looking for new opportunities at the...

Veterans Showcase: Alexis Massey

March 23, 2022- 
The Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is committed to supporting and recruiting military students, reservists, active duty and transitioning service men, women and veterans. The program’s initial focus on recruiting and hiring has aided directly in the employment of many veterans, with many more serving in internships ranging...

Livermore WiDS provides forum for women in data science

March 18, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) celebrated the 2022 Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference on March 7 with its fifth annual regional event, featuring workshops, mentoring sessions and a discussion with LLNL Director Kim Budil, the first woman to hold that role. For the second straight year, the WiDS Livermore event was entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Veteran Showcase: Bill Bruner

Jan. 28, 2022- 
The Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is committed to supporting and recruiting military students, reservists, active duty and transitioning service men, women and veterans. The program’s initial focus on recruiting and hiring has aided directly in the employment of nearly 500 veterans, with many more serving on internships...

Civil Air Patrol honors LLNL employee

Jan. 28, 2022- 
When Kathy Brown joined the Civil Air Patrol more than a decade ago, she never thought she would help save someone’s life. But that’s something she and other members of her team did last spring. For her efforts, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employee received a certificate of recognition and a lifesaving ribbon with a silver star during a Jan. 12 ceremony held by the Civil...

LLNL’s McCormick chosen to co-lead Innovation Tri-Valley DEI Council

Jan. 27, 2022- 
The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group (ITV), a partnership working to advance the region’s business climate and quality of life, announced Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Beth McCormick will co-chair its new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council. As LLNL’s director of Strategic Workforce Development for Engineering, McCormick heads efforts to develop and implement Lab...

Two LLNL scientists honored as 2022 Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership fellows

Jan. 25, 2022- 
The Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program (OSELP) has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computer scientist Kathryn Mohror and materials scientist T. Yong Han as 2022 fellows. Established in 2017, OSELP is a distinguished fellowship program that brings together exceptional leaders to explore the complexities, challenges and opportunities facing the national lab...

LLNL thin film engineer named fellow of SPIE

Jan. 20, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Christopher Stolz has been elected as a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Stolz, an associate program manager in charge of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) optics supply, has worked at LLNL in the laser directorate as a thin film engineer for more than 30 years; first in AVLIS and then NIF. “I...

Larry Durham selected as LLNL’s chief human capital officer and Human Resources associate director

Jan. 19, 2022- 
Larry Durham has been named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) new chief human capital officer and associate director for Human Resources (HR AD). The selection was announced today by LLNL Director Kimberly Budil and Principal Associate Director for Operations & Business Cynthia Rivera and will be effective Jan. 24, 2022. As chief human capital officer, Durham will have...

Lawrence Livermore makes Glassdoor’s 2022 ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Jan. 12, 2022- 
For the fourth consecutive year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2022. The Employees Choice Award, now in its 14th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment and...

LLNL scientist honored as 2022 American Astronomical Society fellow

Jan. 7, 2022- 
LLNL physicist Richard Klein has been selected as a 2022 fellow of the American Astronomical Society. Klein, who was selected “for broad and influential contributions to computational astrophysics, for scientific achievements on radiatively-driven stellar winds and star formation theory and for training a generation of students and postdoctoral scholars,” is one of 23 members honored...

Miller receives John S. Foster Jr. Medal in honor of decades of iconic service

Dec. 20, 2021- 
Laboratory director emeritus George Miller recently was awarded the sixth John S. Foster, Jr. Medal for his long service to Lawrence Livermore and contributions to the nation’s security. In a hybrid ceremony Nov. 30, a series of prominent scientific leaders detailed Miller’s career and impact on the U.S. nuclear deterrent, the stockpile stewardship program (SSP) and the National Ignition...

Three LLNL scientists honored as APS fellows

Oct. 19, 2021- 
Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicists have been selected as 2021 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). The new fellows represent a selection of physics expertise, ranging from intense laser-matter interactions and inertial fusion energy science to leading the development of edge simulation models and codes to pioneering new regimes of warm dense matter...

Four graduate students selected as Graduate Student Research Program recipients

Oct. 13, 2021- 
Four graduate  awardees selected by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle will be hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The four graduate students are among 65 individuals representing 29 states who will conduct research at various DOE national laboratories. The students hosted by...

George Miller selected for John S. Foster Medal for contributions to national security

Sept. 14, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Emeritus George Miller has been named the 2021 recipient of the John S. Foster Medal for his contributions to U.S. national security. In recognition of his outstanding service to the nation, Miller has been named the sixth recipient of the medal. “I am extremely honored to receive the 2021 John S. Foster Award. Johnny has always...