LLNL Director Kim Budil named to 'Power 100' list

Feb. 3, 2023- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Power 100, an inaugural list highlighting the top 100 business leaders in the Bay Area. The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to highlight leaders who are adeptly navigating their companies and...

Lawrence Livermore’s Discovery Center to reopen to visitors

Jan. 30, 2023- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Discovery Center reopens to visitors on Feb. 1, after nearly three years of closure due to COVID-19. The Discovery Center’s reopening will feature facility renovations and a host of new exhibits related to the Laboratory’s research programs, institutional history and community role. Open to all ages, the Discovery Center supports the...

All eyes on Tanim Islam

Jan. 13, 2023- 
For Tanim Islam, a physicist in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL)  Design Physics Division, mentorship means improving systems that serve as barriers to employees as they acclimate and begin to work. One of his passions is looking closely at whether employees have suitable structures to accomplish their tasks. “I make a point to talk to newer staff about what sort of help...

Lawrence Livermore National Security announces recipients of the 2022 Community Gift Program

Jan. 9, 2023- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2022 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $200,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $403,000 in requests. Thirty-four applications were selected for awards...

Lawrence Livermore campaign again raises $3.6 million for non-profit organizations

Dec. 12, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.6 million to non-profit organizations via the annual employee charitable giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.6 million through payroll deduction with 100% of the funds donated going...

Conference celebrates 30 years of inspiring girls toward careers in STEM

Nov. 16, 2022- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with the theme "STEM: It's Like Magic, but Real," on Saturday, Nov. 5, bringing more than 250 girls (and some boys) to the University of the Pacific (UOP) campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National...

First-ever LLNL career fair overflows with applicants

Nov. 9, 2022- 
As Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recruits top talent for more than 500 open positions across all directorates and disciplines, hundreds of LLNL hopefuls lined up around the outside of the building and down the sidewalk on Wednesday to enter the Lab’s first-ever onsite career fair.  Interest in joining the Lab is high, especially with layoffs affecting many companies in the...

Lab employees impact the community through charitable giving

Nov. 1, 2022- 
Since 1974, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign has provided employees with the opportunity to donate to their favorite nonprofits. Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), which manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, adds up to $1 million, amplifying the impact that employee...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host career fair

Oct. 19, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue bold and innovative science and technology, finding solutions to some of the greatest security challenges facing the nation and the world — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 500 open positions, LLNL is hosting its first-ever on-site career fair to share...

Registration deadline extended for San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference

Oct. 18, 2022- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference has extended the deadline for registration to Wednesday, Oct. 26. This is the first time since 2019 that SJEYH will be held in person and organizers are hoping to reach pre-pandemic registration numbers.This year marks the 30-year anniversary of SJEYH, an annual conference geared toward young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase...

LLNL celebrates making the impossible possible during 70th anniversary event

Oct. 13, 2022- 
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, more than 5,000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees gathered to celebrate the Lab’s 70th anniversary. Throughout the first-ever Employee Engagement Day, dozens of the Lab’s facilities and programs opened their doors for employees to get a close-up look at LLNL’s cutting-edge science and technology. It was a celebration of making the impossible possible...

New University of California Livermore Collaboration Center to expand collaborations and partnerships

Oct. 5, 2022- 
The three-building Hertz Hall complex on the east side of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a new look and a new name. Following an extensive nine-month renovation, the buildings now form the University of California Livermore Collaboration Center (UCLCC) and will serve as a University of California (UC) multi-campus hub to expand collaborations and partnerships with...

Lab’s Tom Ramos reflects on ‘From Berkeley to Berlin’

Oct. 3, 2022- 
Physicist Tom Ramos has had several roles for the past 40 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served as a member of the nuclear team that developed the X-ray laser for President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, he supported United States arms control negotiations for START, and over a span of seventeen years he created and ran a program for the Department of Defense...

San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference returns in-person to celebrate 30 years

Sept. 23, 2022- 
Registration is now open for the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, celebrating its 30-year anniversary with the theme, “STEM: It’s Like Magic but Real.” The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. View the flyer. SJEYH is geared toward young women in grades 6-12 and...

LLNL's Raymond Baez Pares wins DOE award for emergency management contributions

Sept. 20, 2022- 
Raymond Baez Pares, emergency management technical planning basis engineer within the Emergency Management Department’s Planning and Preparedness Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was selected ‘Contractor Member of the Year’ by the Department of Energy (DOE) Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG). The EMI SIG coordinates the exchange of...

Steven Bohlen selected as senior director for LLNL’s Office of Government and External Affairs

Sept. 19, 2022- 
Steven Bohlen has been named as the senior director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Office of Government and External Affairs (OGEA), Director Kimberly Budil announced today. His appointment is effective Sept. 18. In this new role, Bohlen will partner with the Senior Management Team (SMT) to develop and manage strong and productive relationships between the Laboratory and...

Livermore astronaut mural encourages people to ‘Dream Big’

Sept. 16, 2022- 
At the age of 10, Larry Lagin already knew he wanted to become a scientist — his inspiration was NASA’s space program. “It was the space program that really got me involved and excited to go into science,” said Lagin, former deputy project manager for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and most energetic laser. “It was something that really inspired me.” He even...

Johnny Foster at 100

Sept. 15, 2022- 
The Laboratory’s Johnny Foster: nuclear weapon designer and team leader, former Laboratory director, former director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense and record-setting ski jumper, turns 100 years old this week. As he does so, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory celebrates a century of his extraordinary life and accomplishments. “In my view, Johnny is...

Lab directors discuss LLNL’s past, present and future at ‘historic conversation’

Sept. 14, 2022- 
On a historic occasion in the Livermore wine country, the nine living Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) directors gathered on Sept. 8 to mark the Laboratory’s 70th anniversary, share stories and discuss their vision for the Lab in the coming years. Hosted by the nonprofit Livermore Lab Foundation, the panel brought past directors John Foster Jr., John Nuckolls, Bruce Tarter...

LLNL hosts HBCU students, faculty in week-long outreach program

Sept. 7, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a group of students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a week in June to promote internships, job opportunities and career paths at LLNL. Judging from the group’s reaction and feedback, the inaugural week-long HBCU tour was a clear success and made a positive impression on the students — all of...