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...

Community Gift Program accepting applications

June 1, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2015.LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science...

Space available in Teacher Research Academies

May 28, 2015- 
Space is still available for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2015 Teacher Research Academies (TRA), which kicks off in June. The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to learn about...

Students have a 'mind blowing' day at the Lab

May 22, 2015- 
It was no ordinary day for 20 high school students from Galt High School’s Biomedical, Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Academy, who were given a break from the classroom to embark on a memorable field trip to the Laboratory earlier this week.The Galt High School BEST Academy, sanctioned by the National Academy Foundation and accredited through Project Lead the Way, provides an...

Students enjoy 'phenomenal' day at the Lab

May 6, 2015- 
The Laboratory hosted 14 students, ranging in age from middle school to college, from Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech) last week for a full day of presentations and tours.Green Tech is a non-profit community-based organization in Sacramento charged with providing middle and high school students and young adults from economically disadvantaged communities quality workforce...

Congressman Swalwell visits Lab to witness experiment at National Ignition Facility

May 5, 2015- 
Congressman Eric Swalwell visited the Laboratory Monday to witness an experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF).After an initial overview by NIF Director Mark Herrmann, Swalwell was greeted by Lab Director Bill Goldstein, Livermore Field Office Manager Nicole Nelson-Jean and NIF & Photon Science Principal Associate Director Jeff Wisoff.The group moved to the facility’s Control Room...

Students visit Lab for Job Shadow Day

May 1, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 60 students and teachers for the third annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day on Wednesday. It was a fun-filled day for 60 high school students from schools in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Alameda and one student from South Lake Tahoe. The students...

Lawrence Livermore, Sandia energy projects selected for commercialization program

April 3, 2015- 
Energy projects from Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) and Sandia national laboratories were selected Wednesday to participate in a pilot Energy Department program to facilitate the commercialization of technologies with the potential to rapidly benefit society.The award to the two projects was announced Wednesday at an event hosted by Livermore’s i-GATE Innovation Hub and attended by Rep. Eric...

Red Cross honors Lawrence Livermore as biggest blood donor west of Mississippi

April 2, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. – For more than 22 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has consistently ranked as the top blood donor west of the Mississippi River, according to the American Red Cross.The Red Cross honored the Laboratory this week with a special award for its volunteer efforts and the number of lives saved as a result. Since Laboratory employees began donating through the Red...