Girls explore engineering careers at conference

March 2, 2016- 
More than 300 local girls, excited to learn about engineering, flocked to the Las Positas Campus on Saturday for the 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference.The goal of the conference is to spark girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun environment. This year’s theme, "#ilooklikeanengineer," celebrated the engineering aspect...

Media advisory: Lab reaches out to disadvantaged youth with 'My Brother's Keeper'

Feb. 26, 2016- 
Who: The Laboratory will host an encore ‘My Brother’s Keeper Lab Day’ event with approximately 160-170 students attending from school districts in San Francisco, Oakland, Mount Diablo, West Contra Costa, Richmond and Tracy.What:  President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth, specifically...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture explores the world through statistics

Feb. 25, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Ana Kupresanin and teacher Richard Newton of Tracy High School will present "From Basketball and Medicine to Climate: Understanding the World Through Statistics," the fourth and final lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."What: This informative lecture will focus...

Media advisory: Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference at Las Positas College

Feb. 24, 2016- 
WHO: More than 300 girls in grades 6-9 will gather to meet scientists and engineers and explore careers in math and science at the 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizon’s Conference.WHAT: The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is an annual event geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to...

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture looks at fusion and creating a sun on Earth

Feb. 18, 2016- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth," the third lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."WHAT:: This informative and entertaining lecture will focus on the engineering aspect of STEM and...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore human physiology on a microchip

Feb. 11, 2016- 
WHO:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Elizabeth Wheeler, Monica Moya, Kris Kulp, Sarah Felix and Heather Enright, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present "iCHIP: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand," the second lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."WHAT: This informative and...

'Science On Screen' series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theatre one Saturday a month from February through April.The Science on Screen series is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students that creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by...

Media Advisory: Laboratory showcases 'Art of Science' at the Livermore Library

Feb. 5, 2016- 
WHO:  With the City of Livermore proclaiming February as Science and Engineering month, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  joins in the celebration by showcasing scientific research with a unique monthlong exhibit titled, "The Art of Science," at the Livermore Public Library.WHAT: The exhibit features a gallery of 13 LLNL science-themed images that are intriguing enough visually to be...

'Science on Saturday' lecture takes a walk down the periodic table and explores Livermorium

Feb. 3, 2016- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Dawn Shaughnessy and Katherine Huang, a Dougherty Valley High School teacher, will present "Behold Livermorium: A Quest for New Elements," the kickoff lecture for the 2016 Science on Saturday series featuring women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).WHAT: The talk will focus on the science aspect of STEM. Shaughnessy and Huang will...

Energy Secretary Moniz visits LLNL solar farm

Feb. 1, 2016- 
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently visited the solar farm nearing completion on the Laboratory's west side.Moniz was accompanied by LLNL Director Bill Goldstein, Livermore Field Office (LFO) Manager Nicole Nelson-Jean and utility and representatives from the Western Area Power Association, Public Service Enterprise Group Solar Source (PSEG Solar Source and Juwi Solar Inc.The array of...

Lecture series highlights women in STEM

Jan. 25, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series "Science on Saturday" returns Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 27. The series will offer four lectures with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are...

Registration opens Jan. 26 for Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 21, 2016- 
The 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.Registration for the conference opens Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. for Tri-Valley students, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. for all students outside of the Tri-Valley area. Registration is limited to the...

LabCorps tech moves toward commercialization

Jan. 13, 2016- 
Two technologies developed by LLNL and Sandia/California researchers who participated in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) LabCorps program are moving toward commercialization.Under the LabCorps program, the LLNL and Sandia scientists were members of teams that included an entrepreneurial lead and an industry mentor, and advanced the technologies in 2015."The purpose of the LabCorps program is...

LLNL campaign raises $3.2 million for charities

Dec. 9, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised $3.2 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities.Laboratory employees pledged $2.2 million through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, an annual employee charitable fundraising drive celebrating its 41st year. Through the campaign,...

Group provides homeless families with HOPE

Dec. 4, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies.When families in the Central Valley city of Manteca lose their homes, there is an emergency shelter that offers housing and something more – hope and help to get them back on their feet again.Since its...

Inspiring youth to pursue STEM education

Dec. 2, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies._______________Networking always has been important to Darlene Yazzie, a facility coordinator in the Operations and Business Directorate’s Facility Management Division."Networking – that is the key to...

A safety net for women, children experiencing domestic violence, poverty, homelessness

Nov. 25, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies._______________For the past 15 years, Dan Knight, Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s deputy associate director for Engineering, Operations, has devoted his time and resources to Shepherd’s Gate, a nonprofit...

'Missing Man' group helps widows and orphans

Nov. 20, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies.______________It was a poignant and unexpected moment.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee Alex Bodan and about 110 other people were attending a fundraising dinner Oct. 3 in Livermore for...

Riding to ensure respect for fallen heroes

Nov. 13, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies.______________Dozens of motorcycles, adorned with U.S. and military flags, roll down the highway on a special mission: to escort retired veteran William Dawson from Gilroy to his final resting place at the San...

Lab entertains for Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Nov. 10, 2015- 
More than 20,000 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, LLNL participated by...