Four graduate students selected as Graduate Student Research Program recipients

Oct. 13, 2021- 
Four graduate  awardees selected by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle will be hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The four graduate students are among 65 individuals representing 29 states who will conduct research at various DOE national laboratories. The students hosted by...

A new Virtual Discovery Center experience

Sept. 28, 2021- 
For decades, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) Discovery Center has served as a window into LLNL’s state-of-the-art research. With the center closed to the public during to the pandemic, the Lab has pivoted the Discovery Center experience from in-person to virtual. “LLNL is pleased to introduce the all-new Virtual Discovery Center,” said Joanna Albala, LLNL’s Science...

Inaugural industry forum inspires ML community

Sept. 21, 2021- 
LLNL held its first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I) on Aug. 10-12. Co-hosted by the Lab’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) and Data Science Institute (DSI), the virtual event brought together more than 500 participants from the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, commercial companies, professional societies and academia. Industry sponsors included...

Lab partners on SMASH internship program

Aug. 5, 2021- 
This summer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is partnering with the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) and an innovative program called SMASH, an organization with a mission to build a strong, diverse and socially conscious tech workforce by leveling the playing field through academic learning and experiential engagement for high school and college students. SMASH aims to...

Picture a Scientist panel sheds light on gender bias in the scientific community

July 12, 2021- 
The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association (LLLWA) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in partnership with the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF), hosted a candid and meaningful virtual panel presentation discussing a variety of issues raised in “Picture a Scientist.” The documentary chronicles the bias, harassment and...

LLNL featured as a top STEM workplace by AISES

May 20, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was honored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Winds of Change magazine as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces in 2021, as an organization setting the standard for indigenous STEM professionals. LLNL shares this honor alongside other top companies striving to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace...

Penn State student to serve at Lab as part of DOE Graduate Student Research Program

May 5, 2021- 
Penn State graduate student Joseph Mattocks has been selected to serve at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. Mattocks will serve in LLNL's Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division. I feel both honored and grateful to have been given this opportunity to pursue a portion of my...

Lab offers forum on machine learning for industry

April 22, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is looking for participants and attendees from industry, research institutions and academia for the first-ever Machine Learning for Industry Forum (ML4I), a three-day virtual event starting Aug. 10. Pre-registrations are open for the forum, which aims to foster and illustrate the adoption of machine learning methods for practical industrial...

Novel deep learning framework for symbolic regression

March 18, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists have developed a new framework and an accompanying visualization tool that leverages deep reinforcement learning for symbolic regression problems, outperforming baseline methods on benchmark problems. The paper was recently accepted as an oral presentation at the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR...

Lab publishes fourth ‘Strategic Latency Unleashed’ book

Feb. 2, 2021- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) has published the fourth book in its Strategic Latency series — "Strategic Latency Unleashed: The Role of Technology in a Revisionist Global Order and the Implications for Special Operations Forces." Previous volumes in the Latency series have examined the effects of emerging technologies on...

Lawrence Livermore’s popular lecture series goes virtual to cover COVID-19

Feb. 1, 2021- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," is going virtual in 2021 with the theme “Combating COVID-19.”   The series, targeted to middle and high school students, runs Saturdays at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 through Feb. 27. Each Saturday will feature a different lecture presented by leading Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers joined...

NIF scholar turns internship into unique experience

Dec. 2, 2020- 
Alexus “Lexi” Warchock was initially disappointed when she learned the NIF & Photon Science Summer Scholar Program would be continuing — but as a virtual internship. “I was upset knowing I would miss out on seeing firsthand the amazing (Lab) facility and interacting with other Lab employees,” the University of Michigan-Dearborn senior said. “My dream of moving out from Michigan and living...

Girls Who Code – ‘Big’ program goes virtual

Nov. 24, 2020- 
Livermore High School freshman Amber Belk is focused on studying chemical engineering in college, but through the Girls Who Code – "Big" program, she gained a new appreciation for how high performance computers that can model the types of molecules she will be studying. “Writing software codes and using the Linux operating system was really fun,” Belk said. "I really enjoyed the...

Girls persevere for STEM in virtual conference

Oct. 23, 2020- 
More than 150 girls logged into their computers, excited to participate in the first-ever virtual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference via Zoom last month. Now in its 28th year, SJEYH has a long history of inspiring young women and fostering awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The annual event normally draws more than 500 girls to the...

Former LLNL summer student makes history

Sept. 17, 2020- 
Jasmine Bowers, former summer student at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently made history when she became the first African American to earn a doctorate in computer science from the University of Florida, where she attended through the GEM fellowship program. Not a surprising feat considering Bowers’ long list of accomplishments, starting in 2008 when she was...

‘Expanding Your Horizons’ goes virtual for 2020

Aug. 12, 2020- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) is going virtual for 2020. Registration opens Aug. 15 for the virtual event on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year marks the 28th year for SJEYH, a conference with a long history of inspiring young women and fostering awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event usually draws more...

Doctoral fellow improves codes used to simulate interactions between particles moving at high velocities

Aug. 3, 2020- 
Doctoral student Marco Echeverria is spending his second summer conducting research for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), but this year his summer experience is taking place at a distance from his home in Connecticut. Echeverria is one of hundreds of LLNL summer students who needed to shift to a virtual internship or fellowship due to the pandemic. “The connections I built...

Lockdown doesn’t hinder annual Data Science Challenge

June 26, 2020- 
The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions on gatherings and travel have forced institutions and companies around the world to rethink how they offer their summer programs and internships, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is no exception. This year’s Data Science Challenge with the University of California, Merced, the second such event of its kind, was an all...

Virtual Teacher Research Academy offered this summer

May 5, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a long history of providing professional development courses each summer for all levels of educators via the Teacher Research Academy (TRA). Under normal circumstances, courses are offered in a hands-on classroom environment with access to equipment and facilities. This year, in response to limitations due to COVID-19 and social distancing...

Lab looks to outer space for ‘Science on Screen’

March 5, 2020- 
Now in its sixth year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and The State Theatre in Modesto will bring "Science on Screen" to the theater two Saturdays a month in March and April. The 2020 theme delves into space. Science on Screen is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students that creatively pairs cutting-edge science by leading LLNL...