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...

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...

LLNL/Las Positas College 'Science and Engineering Seminar Series' launches new season

Oct. 3, 2013- 
Nicholas Be, postdoctoral research scientist in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at LLNL, will present " Combating Infections: Fighting to Heal Wounds from the Battlefield," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Las Positas College.The presentation is provided in partnership by LLNL and Las Positas College as part of the "Science and Engineering Seminar Series --- Theory to...

LLNL/Las Positas College 'Science and Engineering Seminar Series' launches new season

Oct. 3, 2013- 
Nicholas Be, postdoctoral research scientist in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at LLNL, will present " Combating Infections: Fighting to Heal Wounds from the Battlefield," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Las Positas College.The presentation is provided in partnership by LLNL and Las Positas College as part of the "Science and Engineering Seminar Series --- Theory to...

Media advisory: EYH Conference

Sept. 30, 2013- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the Website for more information.WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers and will...

Albright addresses Chamber of Commerce

Sept. 27, 2013- 
Director Parney Albright sees a day when the Livermore Valley is known as a vibrant research and development enterprise, with the Laboratory and neighboring Sandia-California serving as anchor tenants.That's the message he delivered during a special presentation before the Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Wente Vineyards. The director served as the guest speaker for the chamber's final...

Deadline approaches for Lawrence Livermore National Security's Community Gift Program

Aug. 28, 2013- 
The deadline for submitting applications to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS)'s annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area nonprofit organizations is quickly approaching.LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.Applications are due Aug. 29, 2013. Due to a glitch in the...

Lab fulfills wish of local senior

July 19, 2013- 
Phyllis Rothrock, a 93-year-old resident of the Livermore retirement community Heritage Estates, toured the Laboratory last week fulfilling a long time wish. Leisure Care, the company that manages Heritage Estates along with other communities,  instituted a program called "Wish Makers," where they compete to see which community can grant the most wishes of its residents. The senior residents...

Lab fulfills wish of local senior

July 19, 2013- 
Phyllis Rothrock, a 93-year-old resident of the Livermore retirement community Heritage Estates, toured the Laboratory last week fulfilling a long time wish. Leisure Care, the company that manages Heritage Estates along with other communities,  instituted a program called "Wish Makers," where they compete to see which community can grant the most wishes of its residents. The senior residents...

Lab to present summer series of 'Fun with Science'

July 16, 2013- 
WHO: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is holding a special summer series of its popular "Fun with Science" program, presented by the award winning Nick Williams . WHAT: Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), the free program is intended to spark children's interest in science through entertaining demonstrations...

'Fun with Science' as seen on TV

March 21, 2013- 
This month, the Lab's popular Fun with Science program is featured in a segment of 'Slice of Llfe,' a half-hour show aired on Tri-Valley community television, channel 30.The TV crew came to the Laboratory's Discovery Center while a fifth grade class from Vintage Hills School in Pleasanton was visiting. The students learned about science while participating in demonstrations and hands-on...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Media Advisory Lab's 'Science On Saturday' lecture explores next-generation diagnostic services

Feb. 14, 2013- 
WHO: Lab researchers John Chang, Peter Haugen and Christine Paulson, and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Medical Radar: Next-Generation Life-Saving Medical Diagnostic Devices."WHAT: We live in a time when miraculous medical discoveries are occurring on a regular basis. However, many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, are confined to state of the art...

'Science on Saturday' lecture examines the extreme X-ray universe

Jan. 31, 2013- 
"The Extreme X-ray Universe: Discovery Science with NASA's NuSTAR Mission," by Lab scientists Michael Pivovaroff and Bill Craig, and Granada High School teacher Tom Sheffler is the second in the Science on Saturday series to be held Feb. 2 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Two presentations will be offered -- 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, launched in June 2012...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2012

Nov. 13, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2012 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities.LLNS received 66 applications totaling more than $636,000 in requests. Twenty-six applications totaling $100,000 were...

LLNS announces $100,000 community gift program for 2012

June 11, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is kicking off its annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area non-profit organizations for 2012.The program provides up to $100,000 in funding to support organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community-service and philanthropic needs in communities having a large population...

LLNL garners 'Best in Class' award from NNSA

May 4, 2012- 
The NNSA announced in a press release last week the Pollution Prevention Awards (P2) given to its national laboratories and sites for innovative initiatives. The P2 awards recognize performance in integrating environmental stewardship practices that helps to reduce risk, protect natural resources and enhance site operations. In addition to three awards given to the Lab in the category of...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2011

Sept. 23, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) the contract manager the Laboratory, has announced the recipients for the 2011 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities. LLNS received 59 applications totaling more than $600,000 in requests. Twenty-two applications, totaling $100,000, were selected for awards through a...