Lab engineer lauded for work with cystic fibrosis

Nov. 6, 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.______________A prominent and influential Bay Area nonprofit that provides funding for cystic fibrosis research recently handed a Lawrence Livermore Lab employee its top award for volunteer work.Palo Alto...

Unleash your inner scientist at AT&T Park on Saturday during the Bay Area Science Festival

Nov. 5, 2015- 
Calling all budding scientists and engineers: The Bay Area Science Festival returns to AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 7.The 5th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic science and get up to your elbows in interactive experiments. Once again, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will have three displays, located on the...

Educational pursuit benefits families in need

Oct. 30, 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.______________From finding solutions to complex IT problems at work to pursuing a degree while working full time and helping a charitable organization identify needs for community services, Julie Klein always...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program for 2015

Oct. 28, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2015 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities.LLNS received 78 applications totaling more than $695,000 in requests. Thirty-two applications were selected for awards...

Event inspires girls to have fun with science

Oct. 16, 2015- 
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was a fitting motto for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where more than 400 young women, donning yellow-shirts and matching shades, converged on the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton on Saturday, Oct. 10, excited to see science in action.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore...

'Expanding Your Horizons' conference for girls comes to University of the Pacific on Saturday

Oct. 7, 2015- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science are co-sponsoring the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the website.What: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers in science, technology,...

Settlement reached in long-running lawsuit

Oct. 1, 2015- 
The claims of 129 of the plaintiffs in the long-running lawsuit brought by 130 former workers against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been resolved through a settlement under which the Laboratory has agreed to pay the former employees a total of $37.25 million in contract damages. The lawsuit arose out of a 2008 workforce restructuring at the Laboratory, which impacted more than 1...

Author of 'The Martian' thrills Lab employees

Sept. 3, 2015- 
Imagine being inadvertently left for dead on Mars, completely alone and abandoned by your crew, with nothing but your wits and a scant amount of precious supplies to keep you alive.That’s the enthralling premise of the best-selling science-fiction survival novel and soon-to-be released motion picture, "The Martian," scheduled to run in theaters nationwide on Oct. 2.Amidst a whirlwind media...

Native American students spend a day at LLNL as part of the Inter-Tribal Energy and Tech Tour

Sept. 1, 2015- 
August marked the road trip of a lifetime for seven students (ages 13 to 18) from regional tribes. They traveled 3,500 miles through five Western states within one week to learn from state-of-the art organizations about energy, technology and partnerships.The Inter-Tribal Energy and Tech Tour is an annual summer camp, in its third year, coordinated by Redbridge, a Native American-owned...

LLNL mentors inaugural class of 'data heroes'

Aug. 26, 2015- 
Data Heroes — able to leap stacks of data with a few lines of code — were in residence at Livermore this summer. With access to the Computation Directorate’s faster-than-a-speeding-bullet, more-powerful-than-a-locomotive high-performance computing systems, 20 interns came to Livermore to learn about and work on significant data science problems.Students in the inaugural class of Livermore’s D...

Registration open for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Aug. 26, 2015- 
Register now for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Registration is limited to the first 550 registrants.This popular daylong event is held for girls, grades 6 to 12, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Attendees will...

Applications due for the Lawrence Livermore National Security 2015 Community Gift Program

Aug. 18, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is seeking applications for its annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and surrounding area nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 21.Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to nonprofit organizations that support science, technology, engineering...

Tri-Valley panelists discuss rise of computing

Aug. 4, 2015- 
Software development is rapidly transforming computing technology to the benefit of society, but the scarcity of "computing talent in the pipeline" impacts the pace of progress, a panel of computing experts concluded Thursday at Casa Real in Pleasanton.The lunchtime discussion, under the title "Software — Partnerships Key to an Innovative Ecology," was part of the 7th Annual Innovation Forum,...

Teacher ventures into the stratosphere

July 29, 2015- 
Dan Burns, a science teacher at Los Gatos High School, is one teacher who takes experiential learning to a whole new level. While most teachers spend their summer taking a break or going on vacation, Burns started his off with the SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador program aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet with NASA’s SOFIA (stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy) infrared observatory....

Teachers flock to summer research academies

July 16, 2015- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Teacher Research Academy (TRA) 2015 summer series kicked off in June with more than 50 science teachers committing their summer breaks to professional development and networking with other like-minded faculty.The TRA, a summer-long series of educational workshops for teachers, features content developed from LLNL research in areas such as biot...

Edward Teller scholarships awarded to local high school seniors for science excellence

July 14, 2015- 
Five local high school seniors from Livermore and Tracy were recently awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's prestigious Edward Teller Science Scholarship.The awards, instituted in 2004 in honor of the late Edward Teller, renowned physicist and Lab co-founder, are given annually by the Laboratory to graduating seniors who excel in science studies.This year's award winners from the...

Laboratory's popular 'Fun With Science' program offered at the Tracy Library

July 6, 2015- 
Who:  The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s popular "Fun With Science" program will be presented at the Tracy Library. Presenter Nick Williams will demonstrate various science principles involving states of matter, air pressure, density, electricity, light and chemistry.What: Fun With Science is an educational outreach program designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it...

Livermore Lab gives Orion Academy intern a taste of possible career in 'squishy science'

June 29, 2015- 
In a continuing partnership with Orion Academy, the Engineering Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting Marissa Hall, a senior from Orion, as this year’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) intern. Located in Moraga, Orion Academy occupies a unique, progressive niche by providing a high quality college preparatory program for students whose...

San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct.10

June 24, 2015- 
The 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference has been set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Registration will open Aug. 1 and is limited to the first 550 registrants.This popular daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-12, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).Att...

Laboratory opens doors to young minds as part of White House 'My Brothers Keeper' initiative

June 16, 2015- 
Who: Disadvantaged youth from Oakland and San Francisco will visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for a special "Day at the Lab" as part of the White House initiative, "My Brother’s Keeper."What: The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative was designed to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth to encourage positive future life and career choices. The...