Students are inspired by STEM Day at the Lab

May 18, 2018- 
Eleven-year-old Tamia Thrower, a sixth-grade student at West Oakland Middle School, wants to be a scientist when she grows up. When you want to become a scientist and learn about science, where do you go? Visiting a national laboratory and meeting with real world scientists is a good place to start. Thrower was one of more than 100 students from the Bay Area (primarily Oakland and San...

LLNL hosts 3D Design Summer Academy

May 15, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Community college students are invited to register for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy. The workshop will be held at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL, July 23-27, 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...

Applications for LLNS Community Gift Program

May 14, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program. Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding communities....

Register now for Teacher Research Academy

April 19, 2018- 
Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2018 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle- and high-school science teachers and community college faculty professional development curriculum during the summer at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the Laboratory and experience...

The 'Art of Science' casts a creative spotlight on Lawrence Livermore science and technology

March 22, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) researchers use powerful, state-of-the-art tools to gather scientific detail from every conceivable angle, from larger than life to the atomic scale. Imagery captured from these tools, whether it’s one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to the most powerful microscope, offers a unique interplay between science and art and proves that art is...

'Science on Screen' series returns to Modesto

March 7, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California – Now in its fourth 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 2018 theme of the series is "Marvelous Machines." Science on Screen is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students...

Lab joins in dedication of namesake school

Feb. 28, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Bill Goldstein visited Lawrence Elementary School last week to meet the Lawrence "Labs" and be part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially welcomed the school to the Livermore community. Leaders of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) and the City of Livermore joined the dedication, which took place at the...

DOE, VA meet to address veterans' challenges through supercomputing technologies

Feb. 16, 2018- 
Officials and top scientists with the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and several national labs gathered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) earlier this month for a two-day event to discuss using supercomputing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to solve major challenges facing veterans. The meeting was...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss the evolution of laser-plasma accelerators

Feb. 15, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Felicie Albert, along with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present "Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next-Generation X-ray Light Sources," the third lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of Livermore’s Science and Engineering Month. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WH...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss improving health through spectrometry

Feb. 8, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Mike Malfatti, along with teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Biomedical Acceleratory Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One Atom at a Time," the second lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of Livermore’s Science and Engineering Month. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WHAT: Accelerator...

Battle of the Nerds: Lab pride on display at inaugural Nerd Bowl flag football tournament

Feb. 2, 2018- 
The eight teams participating in the inaugural Nerd Bowl tournament had no idea they were making history. As the sun rose in Menlo Park, players representing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories/CA and Facebook volunteered their Saturday to prove their nerd supremacy at the inaugural Nerd Bowl flag football...

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show proteins in action through action movies

Feb. 1, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present "Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers," the first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WHAT: Proteins are nature's machines, performing tasks from transforming sunlight...

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Jan. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. T...

Gamboa a role model for women pursuing STEM

Dec. 21, 2017- 
"These women represent the diversity of New Mexico. They were chosen for the grace and grit at which they pursue life and career." -The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge _________ Marisol Gamboa, computer scientist and associate division leader for the Global Security Computing Applications Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was selected to serve as a role model...

Lawrence Livermore campaign raises $3.8 million for charitable organizations

Dec. 11, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, raised $3.8 million to distribute amongst charitable organizations for the second year in a row. Employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the Laboratory’s annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, now in its 43rd year....

Greg Simonson connects mentors to students

Nov. 29, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ When given the opportunity to attend a competitive robotics championship event last year, sponsored by FIR...

Fighting diabetes through the 'Tour de Cure'

Nov. 27, 2017- 
  Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ___________ Melanee Scarborough is an administrative assistant to the Micro and Nano Technology Section of the...

Lab employee and veteran Steve Leahy volunteers to help disaster victims rebuild

Nov. 16, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. ____________ If you ask Steve Leahy where he was after Hurricane Harvey, the deadly and destructive 2017 storm that...

'Science on Saturday' lecture in Oakland to explore biologically inspired nano-bots

Nov. 15, 2017- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matt Coleman, Amy Rasley and Wei He, along with Tracy High School science teacher Erin McKay, will present "Building Biologically Inspired Nano-Bots," the second and final lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series at the Chabot Space and Science Center. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions." WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will...

Veteran Shaun Stephenson reflects on his military service and journey to honor his brother

Nov. 10, 2017- 
"I was operating in the theater in late January of 1991, preparing for the challenges that lay ahead with an unforeseen enemy," Shaun Stephenson recalled. "Little did I know that one of those challenges would be the loss of my brother." Stephenson, from Bountiful, Utah, was 19 years old when he stepped on desert soil for the first time. He had one mission in mind - to serve his country. It...