Postdocs shine at Laboratory 'Research Slam!'

Oct. 26, 2016- 
The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab’s mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their presentation skills, Laboratory postdocs were invited to participate in Research Slam! 2016, the first of...

Four Lawrence Livermore National Lab researchers selected as 2016 APS Fellows

Oct. 26, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California – Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have been selected as 2016 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Election to APS fellowship recognizes the society member’s exceptional contributions to the field of physics through research, leadership, applications of physics or contributions to physics education. APS fellowship is considered a...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Marisol Gamboa

Oct. 14, 2016- 
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio Cervantes and Marisol Gamboa. ____________ Introducing: Marisol Gamboa At just 5 years old...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Octavio Cervantes

Oct. 7, 2016- 
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio Cervantes and Marisol Gamboa. _________________   Introducing Octavio Cervantes… When Octavio...

Lab researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

Sept. 28, 2016- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL's second annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. Director Bill Goldstein recently notified the researchers of their selection as recipients of the Laboratory’s FY2017 EMCR Program. "Recognizing and encouraging early and mid-career technical staff is a key element in our strategy for retaining talent," Goldstein said...

Three researchers make 'Forty Under Forty' list

Aug. 30, 2016- 
Diablo Magazine featured three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers in their 2016 "Forty Under Forty" issue. The annual list recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Experimental physicist Tammy Ma was No. 3 on the list for her work developing and executing experiments aimed at creating sustained fusion at the National...

Meet John (Jack) Dubil: Software engineer

Aug. 19, 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 administrative...

Come work at the 'real' Hawkins Lab

Aug. 17, 2016- 
Getting into a national security lab like Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is no simple task. While the Department of Energy doesn't try to hide its existence - like the fictional Hawkins National Lab in the Netflix series "Stranger Things" - gaining access for a community tour requires a background check that can take a month or longer. Public access to LLNL is limited for good...

Meet Emily Craig: future computer scientist

Aug. 5, 2016- 
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 administrative fields during the summer academic break. This year, LLNL expects to welcome more than 900 students from universities nationwide and around the world.   ___...

NPS students work with Lab researchers

Aug. 4, 2016- 
U.S. Army Capt. Drake Brewster sees his academic studies and Lab research of today preparing him for his career of tomorrow. A seven-year Army officer who is pursuing a career as a nuclear counterproliferation officer, Brewster is studying for his master’s degree in physics from the Monterey, California-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). As part of his studies, Brewster is conducting...

'Monarch of the Hill' crowns three days of challenges for aspiring cyber defenders

July 30, 2016- 
Students in the Cyber Defenders class of 2016 put the breadth of what they’ve learned to the test in what is now called the "Monarch of the Hill" team competition, an intensive three days of real-worldcyber security challenges. "The competition allows students to apply what they’ve learned in classes, seminars and workshops," said Celeste Matarazzo of Computation’s Center for Applied...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar

July 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Fellow Aurora Pribram-Jones is one of two recipients of the Howes Scholar award presented by the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) Program at its annual program review. The award, presented Tuesday (July 26), was established to honor Fredrick Anthony Howes, who managed the DOE Applied Mathematical Science Program during the 1990s. Each year, a...

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...

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...

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...