Move over, Einstein: boy genius aims for stars

Oct. 6, 2017- 
He has been called the next Einstein due to his understanding of particle physics, while his perfect pitch has drawn comparisons to Mozart. He has set a goal of building his own star, which he plans to place somewhere in the Andromeda galaxy. He’s confident he can help NASA with its first manned mission to Mars. He’s only 8 years old. Romanieo Golphin Jr. came to the Lab last week to visit...

Girls empowered to expand their horizons

Sept. 29, 2017- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference for girls celebrated its 25th year with the theme "STEMpowered!" on Saturday, Sept. 23, bringing 500 girls to the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SJEYH, co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Laboratories...

Laboratory recognized for its sustainability

Sept. 29, 2017- 
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 on Tuesday presented Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with a regional-level award for significant efforts in reducing waste. The award ceremony was held at Sandia National Laboratory-California’s open campus at the monthly farmers market. This month’s farmers market theme was sustainability -- a fitting venue...

New Livermore Lab Foundation supports scientific advancement through philanthropy

Sept. 19, 2017- 
The recently launched Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) represents a new opportunity to support scientific advancement. LLF was formed to generate philanthropic backing of scientific research, technological development and educational outreach activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that can accept donations from any...

Applications due for Community Gift Program

Aug. 15, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Applications are due Friday, Aug. 18, for the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) 2017 Community Gift Program. 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 of...

TECHNOLOchicas inspire Latina youth

Aug. 14, 2017- 
"If you work hard, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to." These are the inspirational words that Marisol Gamboa, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, plans to share with young Latinas who may be pondering a career in a STEM field. Gamboa, who leads a team of software developers as an associate division leader for the Global Security Computing...

Albala named STEM advocate of the year

Aug. 8, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Joanna Albala was recently named the STEM Advocate of the Year by the Executive Council of the North Central Valley STEM Center (NCVSC), for going above and beyond in creating opportunities for students. The Executive Council of the NCVSC, which meets out of the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton, honored Albala at its annual...

Registration opens Aug. 1 for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

July 27, 2017- 
Registration opens Aug. 1 for the 25th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 23, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.   SJEYH is a popular daylong event, serving young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   Attendees...

Lab, Osaka University expand collaboration

July 21, 2017- 
Earlier this year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Japan’s Osaka University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct academic exchange in mutually agreed areas of basic science and technology. This MOU replaces a previous five-year agreement continuing the successful collaboration in broader areas for another five years. Last week, the two organizations met...

EPA honors LLNL's purchasing program

July 17, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of five Bay Area federal facilities recognized for improving efficiency, saving resources and reducing costs as part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC).    LLNL has participated in the FGC since its inception in 2011, achieving reductions in municipal waste, sustainable purchasing, sustainable electronics and transportation...

Laboratory work/life manager a 'Game Changer'

July 7, 2017- 
Kellie Glaser, program manager for the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently announced as a 2017 Workforce Game Changers Award winner by Workforce Magazine. This international award program, now in its seventh year, selects the top human resources practitioners and strategists under the age of 40 dedicated to...

Lab engineer named veteran of the year

June 27, 2017- 
Assemblywoman Catherine Baker has recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineer Destiny Goddu as the 16th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year, adding to Goddu’s already impressive collection of awards. Baker (R-Dublin) issued the resolution honoring Goddu during a ceremony at Las Positas College, where Goddu, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received her...

Scholarship awards highlight Livermorium Day

May 31, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) handed out the 2017 Edward Teller science scholarship awards to two Livermore high school students last week as the city celebrated the fifth anniversary of Livermorium Day, recognizing the Lab’s contribution to the discovery of superheavy element 116. Local dignitaries, Lab employees and community members gathered for the event at Livermorium...

Lab engages girls at San Joaquin STEM event

May 26, 2017- 
The Laboratory participated in an educational outreach event held last month titled, "Engaging Girls in STEM: Making a Connection for Action," at the San Joaquin County Office of Education facility in Stockton. More than 300 young women in grades 6-12 attended the program, which is part of a statewide initiative to encourage young girls and women to pursue education and careers in science...

Labs promote pedal power on Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia/California employees participated in the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day, commuting to work via pedal power. Bike to Work Day is a way of promoting the benefits of bicycling and supporting safe roads for bicyclists and motorists. For the second year in a row, the Laboratory sponsored an "energizer station," set up next to the bus stop at...

'Science On Screen' takes to the cosmos with lecture on NASA mission, 'The Martian'

May 17, 2017- 
Who: The fifth and final installment in the 2017 Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Julia Vogel, who will present "Unraveling the High-Energy Universe With NASA's NuSTAR Mission." In this informative and entertaining lecture, Vogel will discuss the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), a NASA small explorer mission successfully...

Applications open for LLNS annual gift program

May 15, 2017- 
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 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding communities....

Cybersecurity workshop for teens at library

May 4, 2017- 
The Livermore Public Library will host a "Cyber Defense Challenge for Teens" on Wednesday, June 14. Two identical 90-minute sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the public library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. The cyber challenges, run by Lab computer scientists, will offer several levels of difficulty to accommodate participants ranging in age and experience, from...

Register now for Teacher Research Academy

May 3, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2017 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a 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...

Lab offers 3D design summer academy

May 1, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy for enrolled, degree-pursuing community college students. This weeklong workshop will be held June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Participating students will learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the...