Lab and Las Positas College celebrate five years of engineering workforce pathway program

Dec. 10, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) leadership and employees, along with faculty, administrators and students of Las Positas College, gathered at the school on Dec. 4 to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the award-winning Engineering Technology Program (ETP), also known as Vets2Tech.   A partnership of the Lab, Las Positas, the Alameda County Workforce Development Board, the T...

LLNL champions neurodiversity with internships

Dec. 4, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made big headway toward becoming an employer that embraces neurodiversity with hopes that through a successful internship program, neurodivergent individuals will look to LLNL as an employer of choice. To celebrate the Neurodiversity Initiative, an internship collaboration with Orion Academy and the California Regional Centers, LLNL recently...

Explore your inner scientist at Discovery Day

Nov. 1, 2019- 
More than 30,000 people — future scientists, aspiring engineers and their parents and friends — will have the opportunity to experience science up close at the annual Discovery Day, the pinnacle event of the weeklong Bay Area Science Festival. The science extravaganza will be held at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Each year,...

‘STEM Day at the Lab’ a hit for Central Valley students

Oct. 30, 2019- 
Valeria Rizo, an eighth-grade student at Williams Middle School in Tracy, wants to pursue a career in the medical field combined with engineering. “I want to work with prosthetic devices,” she said. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), bioengineering is one of the fastest growing research areas, and the Lab is a great place for Rizo to embark on such a career. Rizo was one of...

High school interns embark on scientific careers

Oct. 28, 2019- 
“What I liked best about working at the Lab was being able to work with and talk to people who are so clearly passionate about what they do,” said Livermore High School student Ella King." It was incredible to see that every single scientist I had a discussion with was excited to come to work every day and loved what they did.” King was one of 12 local high school students who successfully...

Annual Expanding Your Horizons conference inspires girls to ‘follow your curiosity’

Oct. 3, 2019- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference for girls celebrated its 27th year with the theme, “Follow Your Curiosity.” Held in late September, approximately 500 girls came to the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SJEYH, now affiliated with Techbridge Girls, is co-sponsored by Lawrence...

‘Science on Saturday’ lectures return to Tracy

Sept. 16, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular "Science on Saturday” lecture series returns to Tracy, highlighting the brain and reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore. The free one-hour presentations will be held on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at The Grand Theatre, located at 715 N. Central Ave. in Tracy. Each informative and entertaining...

Hackathoners put coding skills to the test

Aug. 22, 2019- 
College students are used to pulling all-nighters. For Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer intern Amar Saini, a recent graduate of the University of California, Merced, LLNL’s Summer Hackathon was a 24-hour, caffeine-fueled marathon of coding, diagramming and problem solving. Although Hackathon participants aren’t required to stay overnight and are strongly encouraged to get a good...

Livermore Lab Foundation awards scholarship to Cal State East Bay computer science student

Aug. 2, 2019- 
Alan Noun, a computer science student at Cal State University East Bay and the recipient of the Livermore Lab Foundation's first full-year scholarship, has started a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In partnership with Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB), the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) awarded Noun a one-year stipend to allow him to devote more time...

Students get a taste of Lab machinist work

July 26, 2019- 
Foothill High junior Lauren Graham has wanted to be an engineer since she took a class in eighth grade. Still undecided about her precise career path, she wants to expand her knowledge base and learn about all aspects of manufacturing. After seeing the many milling and welding machines, lathes and precision tools used at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and learning about the...

Two-week workshop lets UC Merced students step into shoes of Lab computer scientists

June 12, 2019- 
University of California Merced student Asmaa Mohamed, who immigrated to the U.S. from Egypt in 2013, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in developmental biology. She plans on pursuing her Ph.D. through Dartmouth College and is studying immunology in hopes of someday creating novel cancer immunotherapies. When Mohamed found out Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) would be...

STEM Day at the Lab enlightens students

May 7, 2019- 
Students from eight schools across the Bay Area (primarily Oakland and San Francisco) visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for STEM Day at the Lab, a daylong interactive event focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for students from underserved communities. See photo gallery. STEM Day at the Lab is geared toward getting students excited about how...

Lawrence Livermore offers biotechnology summer experience for high school students

April 30, 2019- 
Back by popular demand, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a Biotechnology Summer Experience for high school students (age 16 and older) to engage in a research project in molecular biology and bioinformatics. This immersive 10-day experience runs weekdays July 15-26 at the Edward Teller Education Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In collaboration with Rutgers...

Former Lab scientist named MJC president

April 26, 2019- 
When environmental scientist Jim Houpis left Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) more than two decades ago to pursue a career in education, he never imagined he’d become a college president. But that’s exactly what’s happened. Twenty-three years after leaving LLNL in 1996, Houpis is now the president of Modesto Junior College (MJC), one of the oldest community colleges in...

Lab's 3D Design Summer Academy for community college students returns

April 17, 2019- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy is back by popular demand. Community college students are invited to register for this popular workshop, held at LLNL’s Edward Teller Education Center June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Participating students will learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the Laboratory and experience the...

Register now for the Teacher Research Academy

April 15, 2019- 
Are you a teacher in need of professional development? Are you longing to learn how to bring the latest in science and technology into your classroom? If so, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2019 Teacher Research Academy (TRA) is the answer. The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science on Screen' brings neuroscience to the movies

March 12, 2019- 
Now in its fifth year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theater two Saturdays a month in March and April. The 2019 theme is all about the brain. Science on Screen is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students that creatively pairs cutting-edge science...

Girls inspired to 'never give up' in their pursuits

March 1, 2019- 
The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with more than 300 young women attending the daylong event to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See the video on Facebook. This year's theme, "Never Give Up," encouraged young women to never give up in pursuing their dreams. The idea was spurred by...

SOS: How scientists use modeling to determine how therapeutics cross the blood brain barrier

Feb. 20, 2019- 
WHO: LLNL scientists Tim Carpenter and Nicholas Be, with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present "Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier: One Byte at a Time," the fourth and final lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a special structure in the body that helps to...

'Science On Saturday' to cover how scientists use 3D printing in cancer research

Feb. 13, 2019- 
WHO: LLNL scientists Monica Moya, Javier Alvarado, Karen Dubbin, William Hynes and Claire Robertson, with teacher Melody McGill of Roosevelt Junior High School, will present "Seed, Soil and Spread: 3D Bioprinted Model for Metastatic Brain Tumors," the third lecture in the 2019 Science on Saturday series that highlights the many facets of the brain. WHAT: The talk will focus on how cancer...