'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore how scientists decipher complex brain signals

Feb. 7, 2019- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Alan Kaplan and teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School will present "In the Mood: Deciphering Complex Brain Signals," the second lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on how the human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons...

LLNL tackles second annual battle of the nerds

Jan. 31, 2019- 
In the battle for nerd supremacy, only one team could rise to the top – and that team was Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Lazer Cats. On Jan. 26, players from four teams — the Lazer Cats, Facebook’s Cache Money, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s SLAC Attack and Sandia National Laboratories’ Ballistic Thunderbirds — converged at Livermore High School’s field for Nerd Bowl...

'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with look at micro sensors that talk to the brain

Jan. 29, 2019- 
WHO:  LLNL scientists Anna Belle and Allison Yorita, joined by Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present "Giving Your Brain a Voice: Engineering Sensors That Listen to Brain Cells," the first lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT:  The talk will focus on how the human brain is composed of billions of cells...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with a look at the brain

Jan. 23, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 2 and runs through Feb. 23 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with a theme relating to the brain. Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. Tw...

Are you nerd enough? Nerd Bowl returns Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2019- 
On Saturday, Jan. 26, watch teams from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Facebook, Sandia National Laboratories/CA and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory battle it out in the Bay Area’s smartest flag football tournament. The first game of Nerd Bowl II will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Livermore High School field, located at 3011 Fourth St. in Livermore, followed by the...

Lawrence Livermore's HOME Campaign raises more than $3.7 million for charitable groups

Dec. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.7 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. Through the HOME Campaign, now in its 43rd year, Laboratory employees pledged $2,725,611 through payroll deduction. One...

Lawrence Livermore among Glassdoor's 'best places to work,' ranked top lab employer

Dec. 5, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting...

Workforce magazine announces LLNL as a winner of two 2018 Optimas Awards

Nov. 27, 2018- 
Two programs and teams of employees within the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been honored with gold and silver 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through...

Lawrence Livermore receives USDA award for purchasing bio-based materials

Nov. 15, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) received an award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bio-preferred Program for purchasing bio-based materials that includes all the compostable products used in Laboratory cafeterias and bio-based cleaning products used by the custodial division. The award, presented to LLNL, was "For your leadership in advancing USDA’s goals...

Lawrence Livermore National Security awards 40 groups as part of Community Gift Program

Nov. 8, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2018 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $440,000 in requests. Forty applications were selected for awards totaling...

Central Valley students inspired by STEM Day

Nov. 8, 2018- 
Ashley Love, an eighth-grade student at Henry Elementary School in Stockton, wants to be an engineer when she grows up. What better way to learn about engineering than at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)? Love was one of more than 180 students from San Joaquin and Sacramento counties who visited LLNL last week for STEM Day at the Laboratory, a daylong interactive event focused...

Science on Saturday features proteins in action

Nov. 7, 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 final lecture in the Science on Saturday series themed "Marvelous Machines," at the Chabot Space and Science Center. WHAT: Proteins are nature's machines, performing tasks from...

Science and Engineering Seminar to focus on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Nov. 7, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Las Positas College (LPC) partner on a special presentation, "Theory to Practice: How Science is Done," as part of the Science and Engineering Seminar Series. The series provides LLNL scientists and engineers a forum to share basic and applied research with LPC students and faculty and the Tri-Valley community. The presentations typically...

Test your science know-how at Discovery Day

Nov. 1, 2018- 
You’re standing on the moon and you need to toss a simple rock into a basket, about 18 feet away. Same challenge, different venue — now it’s a park and a pinecone. Move into a classroom and try to chuck an eraser or a wad of paper, not at a classmate, but into the trash bin. How much thrust do you need? What angle do you need to make your throw? What kind of factors do wind or the weight of...

Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series returns to Chabot Space and Science Center

Oct. 17, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns to the Chabot Space and Science Center Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m., located at 10,000 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland. The series will offer two different lectures, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10, with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is targeted to middle and high...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science On Saturday' lecture series returns to Tracy

Sept. 20, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular "Science on Saturday" lecture series returns to Tracy this weekend, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight "Marvelous Machines." The free one-hour presentations will be held on Sept. 22 and Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Grand Theatre, located at 715 N. Central Ave...

Five researchers named to '40 Under 40' list

Aug. 29, 2018- 
Five Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers join an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, writers, executives, philanthropists and more on Diablo Magazine’s annual "40 Under 40" list, which recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Louisa Pickworth, an experimental physicist and group leader in the Physics Division, works on X...

Applications due for Community Gift Program

July 24, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California – Applications for the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) annual Community Gift Program are due by Friday, Aug. 17. Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, community service and philanthropic needs...

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...