STEM Day at the Lab enlightens students

May 7, 2019- 
Students from eight schools across the Bay Area (primarily Oakland and San Francisco) visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for STEM Day at the Lab, a daylong interactive event focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for students from underserved communities. See photo gallery. STEM Day at the Lab is geared toward getting students excited about how...

Ellen Tauscher, LLNS Board of Governors chair and former congresswoman, dies at 67

April 30, 2019- 
Former California Rep. Ellen O’Kane Tauscher — a centrist Democrat whose career took her from the New York Stock Exchange to Congress and then to negotiating major international nuclear arms treaties for the Obama administration — died Monday of complications from pneumonia at Stanford University Medical Center. She was 67. Tauscher had been serving as chair of the Board of Governors of Lawr...

Lawrence Livermore offers biotechnology summer experience for high school students

April 30, 2019- 
Back by popular demand, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a Biotechnology Summer Experience for high school students (age 16 and older) to engage in a research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics. This immersive 10-day experience runs weekdays July 15-26 at the Edward Teller Education Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In collaboration with Rutgers...

Former Lab scientist named MJC president

April 26, 2019- 
When environmental scientist Jim Houpis left Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) more than two decades ago to pursue a career in education, he never imagined he’d become a college president. But that’s exactly what’s happened. Twenty-three years after leaving LLNL in 1996, Houpis is now the president of Modesto Junior College (MJC), one of the oldest community colleges in...

On Earth Day and every day, Lawrence Livermore focuses on sustainability

April 19, 2019- 
Earth Day is recognized around the world on Monday, April 22, as a day to educate people on the impact they have on the environment and to raise awareness on how to make a difference. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is committed to making positive changes through sustainability efforts. The Laboratory has implemented several key programs and has been successful in reducing waste...

Lab's 3D Design Summer Academy for community college students returns

April 17, 2019- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy is back by popular demand. Community college students are invited to register for this popular workshop, held at LLNL’s Edward Teller Education Center June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Participating students will learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the Laboratory and experience the...

Register now for the Teacher Research Academy

April 15, 2019- 
Are you a teacher in need of professional development? Are you longing to learn how to bring the latest in science and technology into your classroom? If so, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2019 Teacher Research Academy (TRA) is the answer. The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the...

Tammy Ma named 'Woman of the Year'

March 14, 2019- 
Tammy Ma, an experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been named Woman of the Year for the 16th Assembly District by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. "I am extremely pleased to announce Dr. Tammy Ma as my Woman of the Year for Assembly District 16.  A Pleasanton resident and first-generation American, Dr. Ma is strongly committed to education and...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science on Screen' brings neuroscience to the movies

March 12, 2019- 
Now in its fifth year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theater two Saturdays a month in March and April. The 2019 theme is all about the brain. Science on Screen is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students that creatively pairs cutting-edge science...

Girls inspired to 'never give up' in their pursuits

March 1, 2019- 
The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with more than 300 young women attending the daylong event to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See the video on Facebook. This year's theme, "Never Give Up," encouraged young women to never give up in pursuing their dreams. The idea was spurred by...

SOS: How scientists use modeling to determine how therapeutics cross the blood brain barrier

Feb. 20, 2019- 
WHO: LLNL scientists Tim Carpenter and Nicholas Be, with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present "Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier: One Byte at a Time," the fourth and final lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a special structure in the body that helps to...

'Science On Saturday' to cover how scientists use 3D printing in cancer research

Feb. 13, 2019- 
WHO: LLNL scientists Monica Moya, Javier Alvarado, Karen Dubbin, William Hynes and Claire Robertson, with teacher Melody McGill of Roosevelt Junior High School, will present "Seed, Soil and Spread: 3D Bioprinted Model for Metastatic Brain Tumors," the third lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on how cancer...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore how scientists decipher complex brain signals

Feb. 7, 2019- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Alan Kaplan and teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School will present "In the Mood: Deciphering Complex Brain Signals," the second lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on how the human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons...

LLNL tackles second annual battle of the nerds

Jan. 31, 2019- 
In the battle for nerd supremacy, only one team could rise to the top – and that team was Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Lazer Cats. On Jan. 26, players from four teams — the Lazer Cats, Facebook’s Cache Money, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s SLAC Attack and Sandia National Laboratories’ Ballistic Thunderbirds — converged at Livermore High School’s field for Nerd Bowl...

'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with look at micro sensors that talk to the brain

Jan. 29, 2019- 
WHO:  LLNL scientists Anna Belle and Allison Yorita, joined by Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present "Giving Your Brain a Voice: Engineering Sensors That Listen to Brain Cells," the first lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT:  The talk will focus on how the human brain is composed of billions of cells...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with a look at the brain

Jan. 23, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 2 and runs through Feb. 23 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with a theme relating to the brain. Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. Tw...

Are you nerd enough? Nerd Bowl returns Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2019- 
On Saturday, Jan. 26, watch teams from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Facebook, Sandia National Laboratories/CA and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory battle it out in the Bay Area’s smartest flag football tournament. The first game of Nerd Bowl II will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Livermore High School field, located at 3011 Fourth St. in Livermore, followed by the...

Lawrence Livermore's HOME Campaign raises more than $3.7 million for charitable groups

Dec. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.7 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. Through the HOME Campaign, now in its 43rd year, Laboratory employees pledged $2,725,611 through payroll deduction. One...

Lawrence Livermore among Glassdoor's 'best places to work,' ranked top lab employer

Dec. 5, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting...

Workforce magazine announces LLNL as a winner of two 2018 Optimas Awards

Nov. 27, 2018- 
Two programs and teams of employees within the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been honored with gold and silver 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through...