Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognizes 'Girls Who Code' volunteers

Jan. 26, 2017- 
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), more than 150 students at Livermore middle and high schools were introduced to coding and basic computer programming last fall during after-school "Girls Who Code" clubs. The 22 Laboratory mentors were recognized, along with 10 district math and science teachers, by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified...

'Superfund tours' at Livermore site and Site 300

Jan. 24, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a pair of "Superfund Program tours" in March to provide the public a close-up look at LLNL’s ongoing program to clean up historic soil and groundwater contamination.The first tour will take place at Site 300, LLNL’s experimental testing site in the hills between Livermore and Tracy, on Wednesday, March 8, from 9 a...

Obama honors two LLNL researchers

Jan. 18, 2017- 
Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers were among the recipients named by President Obama for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), announced in Washington D.C. Jan. 9.Jonathan Belof and Eric Duoss joined 100 others in winning the highest honor the U.S. government gives to scientists and engineers for innovative research...

Lab ranks competitively in employee 'perks'

Jan. 12, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) ranks ninth overall in employee "perks" compared to other high tech companies nationwide. The ranking was received after LLNL was evaluated in a 2016 study conducted by Willis Towers Watson.The Laboratory was one of 28 companies that participated in the 2016 U.S. Perks Study, which measures and benchmarks the prevalence and value of employee perks...

Lawrence Livermore campaign raises a record $3.8 million for charitable organizations

Dec. 12, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated a record $3.8 million to charitable organizations.Laboratory employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This represents the most money raised in...

From beaches to valleys to vineyards, oh my

Dec. 8, 2016- 
It’s 3 a.m. when Kirsten Sprott runs down an unmarked road in the middle of nowhere. Her team already has been running for 20 hours straight from San Francisco through Marin County, but all of the picturesque views are lost in total darkness. The only sign of life is her pacer, Athena Wilder, trying desperately to hold a fuzzy mustache to her face while yelling words of encouragement. "You...

Lab employees help fill education gaps

Dec. 2, 2016- 
Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies.   ________   In the face of underserved communities and school district budget cuts, Randy Pico and Bill Dunlop are volunteering to fill in local education gaps. In 2013,...

Lab honored for military recruiting programs

Nov. 30, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been honored with a Gold 2016 Optimas Award for Recruiting from Workforce Magazine, recognizing the Lab for excellence in its military internship programs. The Optimas awards are given out annually in 10 categories. The recruiting award recognizes organizations that have developed and implemented an innovative and effective recruitment initiative...

Spreading canine comfort around the Tri-Valley

Nov. 17, 2016- 
Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. _____________ Imagine feeling overcome with loneliness, pain or stress, and then a little dog comes and curls up on your lap or performs a trick. Sue Marlais, LLNL’s deputy...

A life of service to others

Nov. 10, 2016- 
Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. ______________ All her life, Jennifer Vollbrecht has been committed to service. Her dedication has taken her from her hometown in Manteca to Iraq and back again. But no...

LLNL brings science to the masses

Nov. 9, 2016- 
More than 25,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more than 150 fun, interactive science and technology events. During the event, Lawrence Livermore National...

Philanthropy awards honor Lab for Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign

Nov. 4, 2016- 
For its ongoing efforts to raise money for local charities through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award for 2016. The East Bay Leadership Council presented the award to the Lab on Thursday, during a special ceremony at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. Cindy McAneney, executive...

Guardian of giants: Lab volunteer watches over the welfare of rescued exotic animals

Nov. 3, 2016- 
Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. It is the middle of the night in San Andreas, two hours northeast of Livermore, where a barn of sleeping African and Asian elephants make a rumbling sound akin to purring. Th...

Celebrate your inner scientist at Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco

Nov. 2, 2016- 
Aspiring scientists and budding engineers – the Bay Area Science Festival is calling you. Now in its sixth year, the festival will hold its annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 5. Discovery Day features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic science and dive elbow deep into interactive experiments. Once again, Lawrence Livermore National...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program for 2016

Nov. 2, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2016 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 81 applications totaling more than $680,000 in requests. Thirty-four applications were selected for awards...

Girls explore STEM careers at conference

Oct. 17, 2016- 
"She Believed She Could So She Did STEM," was the theme for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where nearly 500 young women flocked to the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, excited to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL),...

Media advisory: 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference at University of the Pacific Saturday

Sept. 28, 2016- 
WHO:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference. See the website. WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers in science, technology,...

Laskas dishes on the 'Concussion' controversy

Sept. 20, 2016- 
Jeanne Marie Laskas, author of The New York Times best-selling book "Concussion," visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) last week, drawing a crowd of more than 200 employees to hear first-hand the sequence of events that led to her book and the subsequent Hollywood movie starring Will Smith. "Concussion," released in 2015, was based on Laskas' 2009 GQ Magazine article "Game...

Register now for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Sept. 8, 2016- 
Register now for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers through hands-on workshops to increase interest in and foster awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...

Three researchers make 'Forty Under Forty' list

Aug. 30, 2016- 
Diablo Magazine featured three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers in their 2016 "Forty Under Forty" issue. The annual list recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Experimental physicist Tammy Ma was No. 3 on the list for her work developing and executing experiments aimed at creating sustained fusion at the National...