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...

Manufacturing Day webinar to highlight HPC’s impact on climate change, energy efficiency

Aug. 29, 2022- 
The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative will hold a special webinar on Oct. 7 to celebrate Manufacturing Day and provide a forum for industry experts and Department of Energy (DOE) scientists to discuss how HPC can help combat climate change and improve energy efficiency. The virtual event begins at 8 a.m. PDT and brings together panelists and speakers from...

Apprentice program graduates look forward to careers as Lab machinists

Aug. 25, 2022- 
After earning a bachelor’s degree in health education at San Francisco State University, Kwadwo Kumi-Amankwah wanted a more hands-on career, so he took machining classes at Laney College and then applied to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Machinist Apprentice Program. That process began a four-year journey that concluded on Aug. 18, where he and three fellow apprenticeship program...

LLNL and Las Positas College officials meet to discuss improving partnership, workforce pipeline

Aug. 18, 2022- 
Officials with Las Positas College (LPC) and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on Aug. 9 to learn more about Lab-related opportunities available to students and discuss strengthening partnerships between the institutions. LPC President Dyrell Foster, who was visiting the Lab for the first time, attended the meeting...

LLNL and Case Western Reserve University to continue collaboration

Aug. 17, 2022- 
The leaders of Case Western Reserve University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate their efforts in shared areas of excellence. After three years of growing institutional collaboration in such areas as energy, materials science and polymer processing, Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler welcomed Lawrence...

White House visit underscores a national need for diversity in STEM

Aug. 12, 2022- 
This week, President Biden signed into law the bipartisan bill known as the CHIPS and Science Act (CSC ACT). The bill aims to strengthen U.S. competition by encouraging U.S. companies to manufacture semiconductors and by revitalizing “America’s scientific research and technological leadership." Under Title V: Broadening Participation in Science of the bill, the White House will push to build...

Lawrence Livermore National Security now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Gift Program

July 22, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Gift Program. Established in 2008, the LLNS Community Gift Program provides annual awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education...

American Society of Safety Professionals honors Tom Kohut with safety award

July 20, 2022- 
The American Society of Safety Professionals, San Francisco Chapter, has awarded Tom Kohut, an operations manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), with the “Managers Who Get Safety” award. The award is presented to operational managers who have demonstrated significant leadership in safety at all levels of their organization through active...

UC Merced students work with LLNL mentors on potential new drugs to combat COVID-19

June 30, 2022- 
Students from the University of California, Merced worked with mentors at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to identify drug compounds that could be used to treat COVID-19 during a two-week Data Science Challenge (DSC) that concluded on June 6. For the first time in the DSC series since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Lab mentors visited the college campus to provide in...

Livermorium Plaza makes its official debut

June 20, 2022- 
Representatives from the City of Livermore, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and community leaders officially dedicated Livermorium Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. The plaza, located at 116 S. Livermore Ave., pays perpetual tribute to the Lab’s work on element 116, livermorium. It features a park with a five-foot, 18,000-lb...

LLNL Veterans Showcase: Shaun Stephenson

June 2, 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...

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...

LLNL partners with city of Livermore to reduce carbon emissions

April 25, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the city of Livermore to collaborate on advancing climate action in Livermore and build community-wide resilience to climate change impacts. The city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), anticipated to be adopted by the Livermore City Council this summer, will create a roadmap to achieve carbon...