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...

Lab entertains during Science Discovery Day

Nov. 4, 2014- 
More than 30,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows.The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's week-long science festivities, which featured more than 100 fun, interactive science and technology events.  During the successful event, LLNL joined more than 150...

Media Advisory: LLNL's 'Science On Saturday' lecture to explain the cardioid project

Feb. 27, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist David Richards and Tracy High School teacher Erin McKay will present "The Cardioid Project: Simulating the Human Heart on the World's Fastest Supercomputer."WHAT: Computer modeling is a powerful tool for scientific inquiry when experiments are too costly, too dangerous or simply impossible. In this talk, presenters will describe how to build a computer model...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science On Saturday' lecture explores menacing microbes

Feb. 21, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Beth Vitalis and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Menacing Microbes: Protein Models Reveal Secrets."WHAT: Microbes are living organisms too small to be seen. While most are friendly to humans, some microbes, called pathogens, can cause disease. Although the medical field has created miraculous antimicrobial drugs to ward them off, menacing...

'Science on Saturday' presents Fusion Modeling Feb. 8

Feb. 7, 2014- 
The second presentation in the Science on Saturday series is Saturday, Feb. 8, with Lawrence Livermore scientist Frederico Fiuza and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns  presenting "Fusion Modeling: Using Big Computers to Understand One of the Universe's Biggest Secrets." For a preview of the talk, visit YouTube.Fusion energy is a possible long-term energy solution to provide the energy...

'Science on Saturday' presents Fusion Modeling Feb. 8

Feb. 7, 2014- 
The second presentation in the Science on Saturday series is Saturday, Feb. 8, with Lawrence Livermore scientist Frederico Fiuza and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns  presenting "Fusion Modeling: Using Big Computers to Understand One of the Universe's Biggest Secrets." For a preview of the talk, visit YouTube.Fusion energy is a possible long-term energy solution to provide the energy...

Media advisory: LLNL's 'Science On Saturday' explores nature by computer simulation

Jan. 30, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Vic Castillo and Monte Vista High School teacher Rodger Johnson will present "Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature With a Computer."WHAT: Computers are becoming an increasingly cheaper, more powerful tool that cannot be ignored by professionals. Computer simulation reproduces the behavior of natural- and man-made systems to help us understand, predict and...

Giving animals in need a HOME

Nov. 14, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. The annual HOME campaign doesn't just provide assistance to local non-profit agencies and...

Giving animals in need a HOME

Nov. 14, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. The annual HOME campaign doesn't just provide assistance to local non-profit agencies and...

Giving animals in need a HOME

Nov. 14, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. The annual HOME campaign doesn't just provide assistance to local non-profit agencies and...

A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2013

Nov. 6, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2013 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 72 applications totaling more than $668,775 in requests. Twenty-four applications totaling $100,000 were...

EYH conference inspires girls to consider science and math careers

Oct. 29, 2013- 
It was no typical Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton earlier this month when more than 400 young women wearing pink "Girl Power" T-shirts converged upon the campus excited to see science in action at the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia...