Restoring access to nature one trail at a time

March 26, 2015- 
Patrick Beck and Craig Fish are on a mission to open nature’s stunning beauty for more people to enjoy.The outdoorsmen spend their days working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and their weekends building and restoring a network of hiking trails around the Bay Area and Northern California with precision engineering and backbreaking labor."I have been backpacking, camping and using...

Teacher Research Academy registration open

March 25, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California – Registration is now open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2015 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to learn about cutting...

'Science On Screen' pairs menacing microbes lecture with the film 'Contagion'

March 18, 2015- 
Who: The second in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biomedical scientist Beth Vitalis, who will present "Menacing Microbes: Protein Models Reveal Secrets." Vitalis has provided guidance of bioinformatics efforts supporting pathogen detection and characterization for numerous sponsors, including the Centers for Disease Control. Vitalis’...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory debuts 'Science On Screen' series in Modesto

March 10, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring a three-week series of "Science on Screen" to the theater on Saturdays in March.The Science on Screen series creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by leading Lab researchers with a popular feature film on a similar subject matter, providing the perfect...

Conference provides girls a peek into their future

March 4, 2015- 
It was a fun-filled and enlightening day for more than 400 girls in grades 6 to 9 when they attended the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) Conference on the Las Positas College campus on Saturday.The annual event, now in its 37th year, is geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).This year's theme was "A Window...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore computer simulations of earthquakes

March 2, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore scientist Arthur Rodgers and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns will present "Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area," the final lecture in the 2015 Science on Saturday series for students.WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover how computer simulations of earthquakes can provide valuable information on the expected...

Las Positas College to host annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference

Feb. 25, 2015- 
Who: More than 300 girls in grades 6-9 will gather to meet scientists and engineers and explore careers in math and science at the 37th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizon’s Conference.What: The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is an annual event geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science. This year’s theme is "A Window Into Your Future."...

Lawrence Livermore National Security donates $40,000 to area school districts

Feb. 20, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), the entity that manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, has donated $40,000 to local school districts in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.The checks were delivered during an installment of LLNL’s Science on Saturday lecture...

'Science On Saturday' to explore groundwater and the impacts of drought and climate change

Feb. 18, 2015- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Andy Thompson and Tracy High School teacher Erin McKay will present "Hydrology of an ‘Ant Farm’," a presentation examining the environmental impact of drought and climate change.What: This informative and entertaining lecture will touch on groundwater interactions with surface water and surface ecosystems. The presenters will discuss some of the real or...

'Science On Saturday' to explore green power

Feb. 11, 2015- 
WHO:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Jeff Mirocha and Suzanne Singer, along with Las Positas Community College instructor Eric Harpell and Granada High School teacher Tom Shefler, will present "Green Power: Making Electricity Out of Thin Air," the second of four lectures for the Science on Saturday series for students.WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will touch on the impact of...

Media advisory: 'Science On Saturday' lecture to explore shale gas

Feb. 3, 2015- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore scientist Roger Aines and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Shale Gas Revolution," the kickoff lecture for the popular Science on Saturday series for students.What: Aines and Reese will discuss how the new abundance of natural gas provides energy options for America, including clean electric power. They will explore the way shale gas and oil are...

Explore the elements of science through Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series

Jan. 28, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 28. The series will offer four lectures with the theme "Seeking Solutions in Elemental Science."The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are offered at 9:30 and 11...

Registration opens Jan. 27 for Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Jan. 26, 2015- 
Registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 27, for the 37th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Registration is limited to the first 300 students. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 13.The annual daylong event is held for girls in grades...

Lawrence Livermore campaign raises $3.4 million for charitable organizations

Dec. 11, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised $3.4 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities.Laboratory employees pledged $2.4 million through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, an annual employee charitable giving campaign celebrating its 40th year...

Ruth Hawley finds fertile ground to help others

Dec. 3, 2014- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling.Ruth Hawley began to volunteer for Fertile Groundworks "because growing organic food to feed hungry people in our local community is meaningful."Fertile Groundworks was founded in 2010 to plant unused acreage with the...

Helping animals across the globe

Nov. 24, 2014- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling.______________Growing up, Jennifer Anthony had a passion for whale watching. Those childhood experiences sparked a love for animals that has grown with time and now encompasses causes that range from her backyard to...

Tri-Valley SOCKS fights breast cancer

Nov. 19, 2014- 
It was 2006 when about a dozen women hit upon the idea of staging a six-mile walk around downtown Pleasanton to raise money to fight breast cancer.The cadre of women, mostly from the Tri-Valley and including three Laboratory employees, hauled in nearly $85,000 that first year. They were stunned.In succeeding years, the group -- known as Tri-Valley Stepping Out for Cancer Kures (SOCKs) --...

Volunteers focus on helping veterans

Nov. 13, 2014- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling.------------------The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign is under way, a time when Lab employees focus their attention to helping those in need in the...

Cyclists ride coast to coast for a cause

Nov. 10, 2014- 
For Tom and Rose (O’Brien) Ramos, no challenge is too steep. Literally.Tom Ramos, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and his wife Rose, who retired last year after 47 years at LLNL, spent their summer traveling coast to coast across the United States. They didn’t take a plane, train, automobile, or motorcycle...they rode their bicycles.The purpose for the Gate-to...

Volunteer turns two wheels into big smiles

Nov. 5, 2014- 
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling. Larry McMichael’s mission is to get kids off the couch by steering them away from the indoor world of television, computers and video games that dominate many of their lives. He’s doing it with two wheels.For...