LLNL offers 'Fun With Science' all summer

June 10, 2016- 
Family and friends of Lab employees are invited to attend Fun With Science this summer, hosted by the Lab's Public Affairs Office. Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), Fun With Science is intended to spark kids' interest in science through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities. For a preview of the Fun with...

Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

May 26, 2016- 
Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration.Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore’s Benjy Grover, computer science students in BYU’s undergraduate big data science capstone course connect with Livermore’s skilled...

DOE recognizes Laboratory, director for commitment to small business collaborations

May 24, 2016- 
Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), received the Director of the Year Award for fiscal year 2015 from the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Goldstein was honored for encouraging and promoting collaborations with small businesses at LLNL.John Hale III, OSDBU director, announced Goldstein as the winner...

Applications sought for community gift program

May 16, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2016.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...

Employees get in high gear on Bike to Work Day

May 13, 2016- 
The "energizer station" set up Thursday next to the bus stop at Vasco Road and East Avenue drew more than 180 bicycle commuters participating in Bike to Work Day.This was the first time in recent memory that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia located their station outside the gates in a publicly accessible place. After signing in and registering their commute mileage, riders...

National labs' 'Makers' to share their energy tech at the 'Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth'

May 13, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California – Think. Make. Innovate. That’s what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories do every day. By doing so, they help change the world.DOE and its "Makers," including those at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), will be exhibiting at the 11th annual Bay Area Maker Faire, dubbed the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," May 20-22, at the...

Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from veterans engineering program

May 4, 2016- 
Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight student-veterans honored as the first graduating class of the academic program, a partnership of the...

Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

April 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in Stockton were given a...

'Science On Saturday' lecture In Tracy explores human physiology on a microchip

April 26, 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," taking their popular Science on Saturday presentation, featured earlier this year in Livermore, to Tracy.What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women in...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' in Tracy explores fusion and creating a sun on earth

April 20, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." This popular Science on Saturday presentation was featured earlier this year in Livermore.What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This informative and entertaining...

'Science On Saturday' lectures comes to Tracy

April 12, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular "Science on Saturday" lecture series is going to Tracy, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The free one-hour presentations will be held on April 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. at The Grand Theatre, 715 N...

'Science on Screen' pairs bioengineering lecture with adventure film 'The Fantastic Voyage'

April 6, 2016- 
WHO: The final installment in the 2016 Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore bioengineers Monica Moya and Elizabeth Wheeler, who will present "iChip: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand." The pair will discuss their work at the Lab’s Center for Micro and Nano Technology. This lecture is paired with the 1966 feature-length film "The Fantastic Voyage" (PG), a movie about...

Innovation Tri-Valley dubs Lab a game changer

March 31, 2016- 
Citing the Lab as an "anchor of innovation" within the region, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was honored with the inaugural "Founder’s Award" by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group on Wednesday.Congressman Eric Swalwell presented the award during the annual #GameChangers Awards for business and technology leaders who epitomize the spirit of Innovation Tri-Valley."The spirit of...

Local students receive top honors at Synopsys Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

March 23, 2016- 
Nearly 700 Bay Area students participated in the fifth annual Synopsys Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair held recently at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.This regional competition, organized by the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair Association (a nonprofit 501C3), drew more than 2,500 attendees to the open house hours and the award ceremony that culminated the three-day event...

'Science On Screen' pairs fusion lecture with the blockbuster film 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

March 11, 2016- 
WHO: The second installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore astrophysicist Tammy Ma, who will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." Ma will discuss her work at the National Ignition Facility, which houses the world’s largest and most powerful laser system. Ma’s lecture is appropriately paired with the feature-length film, "Star Trek Into Darkness,"...

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...