Lawrence Livermore’s Science on Saturday lecture series moves to Las Positas College

Feb. 1, 2023- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25. The new location of the lecture series is the Mertes Theater, Building 4000 at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore. The series kicks off on Feb. 4 and offers four different lectures with the theme, “70 Years of Science.” Each...

Lawrence Livermore’s Discovery Center to reopen to visitors

Jan. 30, 2023- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Discovery Center reopens to visitors on Feb. 1, after nearly three years of closure due to COVID-19. The Discovery Center’s reopening will feature facility renovations and a host of new exhibits related to the Laboratory’s research programs, institutional history and community role. Open to all ages, the Discovery Center supports the...

Beating the odds: Former Energetic Materials Center intern named U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year

Jan. 27, 2023- 
Second Lt. Hannah Fletcher, a 2021 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) summer intern, has been named the 2022 United States Air Force (USAF) Cadet of the Year. This award recognizes the best cadet in an Air Force commissioning program based on military performance, academics and physical fitness. LLNL’s ROTC internship program reinforces...

Registration deadline extended for San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference

Oct. 18, 2022- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference has extended the deadline for registration to Wednesday, Oct. 26. This is the first time since 2019 that SJEYH will be held in person and organizers are hoping to reach pre-pandemic registration numbers.This year marks the 30-year anniversary of SJEYH, an annual conference geared toward young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase...

New University of California Livermore Collaboration Center to expand collaborations and partnerships

Oct. 5, 2022- 
The three-building Hertz Hall complex on the east side of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a new look and a new name. Following an extensive nine-month renovation, the buildings now form the University of California Livermore Collaboration Center (UCLCC) and will serve as a University of California (UC) multi-campus hub to expand collaborations and partnerships with...

Lab’s Tom Ramos reflects on ‘From Berkeley to Berlin’

Oct. 3, 2022- 
Physicist Tom Ramos has had several roles for the past 40 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served as a member of the nuclear team that developed the X-ray laser for President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, he supported United States arms control negotiations for START, and over a span of seventeen years he created and ran a program for the Department of Defense...

San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference returns in-person to celebrate 30 years

Sept. 23, 2022- 
Registration is now open for the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, celebrating its 30-year anniversary with the theme, “STEM: It’s Like Magic but Real.” The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. View the flyer. SJEYH is geared toward young women in grades 6-12 and...

LLNL hosts HBCU students, faculty in week-long outreach program

Sept. 7, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a group of students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a week in June to promote internships, job opportunities and career paths at LLNL. Judging from the group’s reaction and feedback, the inaugural week-long HBCU tour was a clear success and made a positive impression on the students — all of...

Apprentice program graduates look forward to careers as Lab machinists

Aug. 25, 2022- 
After earning a bachelor’s degree in health education at San Francisco State University, Kwadwo Kumi-Amankwah wanted a more hands-on career, so he took machining classes at Laney College and then applied to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Machinist Apprentice Program. That process began a four-year journey that concluded on Aug. 18, where he and three fellow apprenticeship program...

LLNL and Las Positas College officials meet to discuss improving partnership, workforce pipeline

Aug. 18, 2022- 
Officials with Las Positas College (LPC) and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on Aug. 9 to learn more about Lab-related opportunities available to students and discuss strengthening partnerships between the institutions. LPC President Dyrell Foster, who was visiting the Lab for the first time, attended the meeting...

LLNL and Case Western Reserve University to continue collaboration

Aug. 17, 2022- 
The leaders of Case Western Reserve University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate their efforts in shared areas of excellence. After three years of growing institutional collaboration in such areas as energy, materials science and polymer processing, Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler welcomed Lawrence...

White House visit underscores a national need for diversity in STEM

Aug. 12, 2022- 
This week, President Biden signed into law the bipartisan bill known as the CHIPS and Science Act (CSC ACT). The bill aims to strengthen U.S. competition by encouraging U.S. companies to manufacture semiconductors and by revitalizing “America’s scientific research and technological leadership." Under Title V: Broadening Participation in Science of the bill, the White House will push to build...

Lawrence Livermore National Security now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Gift Program

July 22, 2022- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is now accepting applications for its 2022 Community Gift Program. Established in 2008, the LLNS Community Gift Program provides annual awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education...

Veterans Showcase: Alexis Massey

March 23, 2022- 
The Veterans/Military Outreach and Recruiting Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is committed to supporting and recruiting military students, reservists, active duty and transitioning service men, women and veterans. The program’s initial focus on recruiting and hiring has aided directly in the employment of many veterans, with many more serving in internships ranging...

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to describe the science behind climate change

Feb. 23, 2022- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Gemma Anderson, Mark Zelinka and Aaron Donahue, along with Stan Hitomi, retired teacher from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, will present “The Future in Focus: Predicting Climate Change through Observations, Modeling and Artificial Intelligence,” the fourth and final lecture in the 2022 virtual Science on...

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to highlight nuclear fusion

Feb. 17, 2022- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Derek Mariscal and Dave Schlossberg, along with teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School, will present “Bringing Star Power to Earth: Harnessing Nuclear Fusion,” the third lecture in the 2022 virtual Science on Saturday series that highlights Energy and the Environment. WHAT: This presentation will provide an overview...

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to cover microalgae’s impact on global carbon cycling and sustainable biofuels

Feb. 9, 2022- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present “Small Algae, Big World: The Impact of Microalgae on Global Carbon Cycling and Sustainable Biofuels,” the second lecture in the 2022 virtual Science on Saturday series that highlights Energy and the Environment. WHAT: This...

Livermore Lab Foundation, Lawrence Livermore National Lab launch carbon education and outreach program

Nov. 12, 2021- 
Helping the general public and students learn about carbon neutrality, the options for carbon dioxide removal, as well as the effects of climate change, is the focus of the Carbon Cleanup Initiative, a unique public awareness partnership from the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). “We are proud to partner with the scientists and engineers...

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...