Villanueva shares path to growth at diversity summit

March 11, 2021- 
Jeene Villanueva, a computer scientist and group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), represented the Laboratory at the 2021 Lab Manager Diversity Digital Summit, “Building Better Labs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” held in February. Watch it here. Villanueva was one of four expert speakers featured during the two-day virtual event. Each speaker offered guidance on...

LLNL’s Charles and Debbie Ball receive Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service

Feb. 5, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Charles and Debbie Ball have received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Medal for Exceptional Public Service while on assignment with OSD. The medal is presented by the secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals. The citation noted that Charles Ball made substantial...

Lab publishes fourth ‘Strategic Latency Unleashed’ book

Feb. 2, 2021- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) has published the fourth book in its Strategic Latency series — "Strategic Latency Unleashed: The Role of Technology in a Revisionist Global Order and the Implications for Special Operations Forces." Previous volumes in the Latency series have examined the effects of emerging technologies on...

Lawrence Livermore’s popular lecture series goes virtual to cover COVID-19

Feb. 1, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," is going virtual in 2021 with the theme “Combating COVID-19.”   The series, targeted to middle and high school students, runs Saturdays at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 through Feb. 27. Each Saturday will feature a different lecture presented by leading Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers joined...

Lawrence Livermore's '2020 Year in Review'

Jan. 14, 2021- 
Though 2020 was dominated by events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — whether it was adapting to social distancing and the need to telecommute, safeguarding employees as they returned to conduct mission-essential work or engaging in COVID-related research — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) managed an exceptional year in all facets of science and technology and operations. LL...

Lab makes Glassdoor’s 2021 list of ‘Best Places to Work’

Jan. 13, 2021- 
For the third consecutive year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 13th 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...

Lab garners five commercialization grants

Dec. 22, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have put together another first-rate year securing major grants through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). “We did quite well, although the diversity of the research projects funded wasn’t as broad as last year,” said Rich Rankin, the director of the Lab’s Innovation and...

Lab campaign raises record $3.9 million for charities

Dec. 14, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.9 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is the highest dollar amount raised in the 45-year history of the HOME Campaign. Laboratory employees pledged more...

Lawrence Livermore National Security announces recipients of annual Community Gift Program

Dec. 9, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2020 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $150,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $260,000 in requests. Thirty applications were selected for awards...

Dig this – Livermorium Park breaks ground

Dec. 8, 2020- 
Moving a few shovelfuls closer to reality, Livermore Mayor John Marchand and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein broke ground on Livermorium Park Thursday afternoon. When completed, the park will pay perpetual tribute to the Lab’s work on element 116, Livermorium. Coincidentally, the park is located at 116 S. Livermore Ave., in the heart of the Livermore Plaza. ...

NIF scholar turns internship into unique experience

Dec. 2, 2020- 
Alexus “Lexi” Warchock was initially disappointed when she learned the NIF & Photon Science Summer Scholar Program would be continuing — but as a virtual internship. “I was upset knowing I would miss out on seeing firsthand the amazing (Lab) facility and interacting with other Lab employees,” the University of Michigan-Dearborn senior said. “My dream of moving out from Michigan and living...

Former LLNL intern makes history when she is named first Black woman to lead brigade at Naval Academy

Dec. 1, 2020- 
Sydney Barber, former intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is making history at the United States Naval Academy. It was recently announced that 1st class midshipman Barber will become brigade commander next semester, the highest leadership position in the brigade, making her the first Black woman to be named in the role. The first female brigade commander was appointed...

Girls Who Code – ‘Big’ program goes virtual

Nov. 24, 2020- 
Livermore High School freshman Amber Belk is focused on studying chemical engineering in college, but through the Girls Who Code – "Big" program, she gained a new appreciation for how high performance computers that can model the types of molecules she will be studying. “Writing software codes and using the Linux operating system was really fun,” Belk said. "I really enjoyed the...

New website aims high for veterans, service members

Nov. 11, 2020- 
The Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has launched a new external website today, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to exemplify the Laboratory’s commitment to veterans and armed forces service members.  The goal of the new website and the mission of the Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program is to build and maintain a...

Lab’s ROTC day goes virtual

Nov. 10, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) welcomed future military leaders from Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) detachments across the U.S. on Nov. 5 for the Lab’s annual ROTC Day. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually, giving the college students from 55 universities, representing ROTC programs in the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy, the...

Girls persevere for STEM in virtual conference

Oct. 23, 2020- 
More than 150 girls logged into their computers, excited to participate in the first-ever virtual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference via Zoom last month. Now in its 28th year, SJEYH has a long history of inspiring young women and fostering awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The annual event normally draws more than 500 girls to the...

LLNL volunteers aid first responders during wildfire

Sept. 2, 2020- 
When a severe lightning storm sparked what would become a conflagration consuming more than 390,000 acres and threatening the communities of Livermore and Pleasanton, volunteers with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) answered the state’s call for help. Ignited by unusual summer thunderstorms in the early morning hours of Aug. 16, the blaze...

‘Expanding Your Horizons’ goes virtual for 2020

Aug. 12, 2020- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) is going virtual for 2020. Registration opens Aug. 15 for the virtual event on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year marks the 28th year for SJEYH, a conference with a long history of inspiring young women and fostering awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event usually draws more...

Lockdown doesn’t hinder annual Data Science Challenge

June 26, 2020- 
The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions on gatherings and travel have forced institutions and companies around the world to rethink how they offer their summer programs and internships, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is no exception. This year’s Data Science Challenge with the University of California, Merced, the second such event of its kind, was an all...

Lawrence Livermore National Security accepting applications for 2020 Community Gift Program

June 15, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is now accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2020. Established in 2008, the LLNS Community Gift Program provides annual awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding...