Michael Sherburne: future electrical engineer

July 22, 2016- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. __________________ Meet: Michael Sherburne, future electrical engineer Hometown:  Burke, Virginia University/educational background: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Major: Electrical Engineering Graduation year: 2018 (five-year...

Meet Erica West: future physicist

July 8, 2016- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and...

High school students gain valuable experience through internships at Lawrence Livermore

July 7, 2016- 
When he returns to school for his senior year at Orion Academy in Moraga, Ibrahim Almaliti will be coming back with a new set of skills that could launch him into a career. Almaliti, 17, just finished a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he learned coding and web design while helping to rework a website for the Industrial Partnerships Office. The...

'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the Laboratory's Machinist Apprentice Program

June 29, 2016- 
While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve his skills to find a better job. In 2012, he answered a Craigslist posting for a slot in the Livermore Lab Engineering Directorate’s Machinist Apprentice Program. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. "It’s really one of the only machinist apprenticeships left out there,"...

Purpose and sacrifice mark offsite assignment

June 23, 2016- 
When Daryl Boyer was asked to lend his technical expertise to help shape the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, he knew it meant relocating to Omaha, Nebraska, without his parents and children. But the challenge called him and the timing was right. He acted decisively. Boyer is an LLNL engineer on assignment to the Global Strike Capabilities Division of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM...

Brannan selected as chief financial officer

May 26, 2016- 
Chris Brannan has been selected as the chief financial officer (CFO) for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, effective May 29, Lab Director Bill Goldstein announced.Brannan was selected for this senior leadership position through a broad national search. As the CFO, he will oversee LLNL’s $1.6 billion annual budget and will provide management and leadership for a staff of approximately...

Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

May 26, 2016- 
Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration.Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore’s Benjy Grover, computer science students in BYU’s undergraduate big data science capstone course connect with Livermore’s skilled...

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two STEM mentors

May 26, 2016- 
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting employees of Asian heritage, specifically focused on the employees’ educational background, work at the lab and volunteer efforts.This profile features two accomplished...

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two computer scientists

May 18, 2016- 
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting a few employees of Asian heritage, focusing on educational background, work at the Lab and volunteer efforts.This profile features two computer scientists at different points...

Researcher cracks top 10 in 'most creative' list

May 17, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist Dawn Shaughnessy has been named No. 9 on Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2016.Shaughnessy is the principal investigator of the Heavy Element Group, where she has worked as a nuclear and radiochemist since 2002. In December 2015, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added three new entries to the...

LLNL energy guru returns from Washington

May 17, 2016- 
Julio Friedmann never tired of seeing the monuments, memorials, the Capitol, the Mall, meetings in the West Wing of the White House and other historic buildings. As principal deputy assistant secretary for Fossil Energy for the Department of Energy since November 2013, Friedmann was on assignment in Washington, D.C., from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He returned to Livermore in...

DOE awards grants to early-career researchers

May 6, 2016- 
The Department of Energy on Tuesday named two Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists among the winners of the prestigious DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program (ECRP) awards, granting them up to $500,000 per year for five years.Félicie Albert, an experimental plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility and expert in ultrafast X-ray sources and laser-plasma...

Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from veterans engineering program

May 4, 2016- 
Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight student-veterans honored as the first graduating class of the academic program, a partnership of the...

Forbes: LLNL among America's best employers

April 29, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was named to the 2016 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers, ranking No. 102 out of 500 employers that made the cut and the only national laboratory on the list. This ranking places LLNL among the top 10 employers in the San Francisco Bay Area and among the top 12 in government services nationwide.The list, published in the April 19 issue...

Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Meet two mid-career LLNL employees

Feb. 26, 2016- 
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the African American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are spotlighting a few early and mid-career employees, specifically focused on the employees' educational background, work at the Lab, perspective on engaging under-represented groups in...

Lawrence Livermore physicist receives Presidential honor

Feb. 24, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma has been selected for a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), one of 106 recipients nationwide and one of 13 from the Department of Energy. The awardees will be honored in a ceremony later this year.Ma was recognized for her "innovation and leadership in quantifying hydrodynamic instability...

Lawrence Livermore to hold career fair

Feb. 23, 2016- 
Want to work on the cutting edge of science and technology while staying close to home? The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is looking for local technicians, machinists and tradespeople to attend a Career Fair on March 10 at the Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore.Lab recruiters expect to fill at least 80 jobs in areas such as information technology, environment,...

Lab engineers, local high school students to engage in live video chat via Google Hangout

Feb. 22, 2016- 
To celebrate National Engineers Week and the City of Livermore declaring February as Science and Engineering Month, three Lab engineers will take part in a live Google Hangout with local high school students on Tuesday.Engineers Julie Jackson, Monica Moya and Vanessa Tolosa will speak to students at Livermore and Granada high schools about their work in 3D printing, biotechnology and neural...

Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Meet two early career LLNL employees

Feb. 19, 2016- 
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the African American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are spotlighting a few early and mid-career employees of the Laboratory’s African American population, specifically focused on the employees’ educational background, work at the Lab,...

Moniz awards Ian Hutcheon memorial fellowship

Feb. 4, 2016- 
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last Thursday awarded the first Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) fellowship in honor of the late Ian Hutcheon, a longtime nuclear forensics expert at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to Thomas Gray.Gray serves as a nonproliferation graduate fellow in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation....