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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...