Lawrence Livermore's 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns with a look at the brain

Jan. 23, 2019- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 2 and runs through Feb. 23 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with a theme relating to the brain. Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. Tw...

Central Valley students inspired by STEM Day

Nov. 8, 2018- 
Ashley Love, an eighth-grade student at Henry Elementary School in Stockton, wants to be an engineer when she grows up. What better way to learn about engineering than at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)? Love was one of more than 180 students from San Joaquin and Sacramento counties who visited LLNL last week for STEM Day at the Laboratory, a daylong interactive event focused...

Science on Saturday features proteins in action

Nov. 7, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matthias Frank and Megan Shelby, along with Erin McKay, a biology teacher from Tracy High School, will present "Biomolecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging With X-ray Lasers," the final lecture in the Science on Saturday series themed "Marvelous Machines," at the Chabot Space and Science Center. WHAT: Proteins are nature's machines, performing tasks from...

Science and Engineering Seminar to focus on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Nov. 7, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Las Positas College (LPC) partner on a special presentation, "Theory to Practice: How Science is Done," as part of the Science and Engineering Seminar Series. The series provides LLNL scientists and engineers a forum to share basic and applied research with LPC students and faculty and the Tri-Valley community. The presentations typically...

Celebrating diversity and inclusion in tech

Nov. 2, 2018- 
The annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is the premier international gathering of women in computing. This September, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) sent 43 employees to GHC in Houston, Texas — the largest attendance from any national laboratory. Named after American computer scientist Grace Hopper (1906–1992), the conference packs three days of technical and career sessions...

Test your science know-how at Discovery Day

Nov. 1, 2018- 
You’re standing on the moon and you need to toss a simple rock into a basket, about 18 feet away. Same challenge, different venue — now it’s a park and a pinecone. Move into a classroom and try to chuck an eraser or a wad of paper, not at a classmate, but into the trash bin. How much thrust do you need? What angle do you need to make your throw? What kind of factors do wind or the weight of...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science On Saturday' lecture series returns to Tracy

Sept. 20, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular "Science on Saturday" lecture series returns to Tracy this weekend, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight "Marvelous Machines." The free one-hour presentations will be held on Sept. 22 and Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Grand Theatre, located at 715 N. Central Ave....

Kids learn about cybersecurity through gaming

July 3, 2018- 
The third annual Livermore Library "Cyber Defense Challenge" took place at the Livermore Civic Center Library last week. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Computation employees and Cyber Defender summer interns volunteered their time to lead the exercise for community children in grades 6-12. While this is the third such event at the Livermore Library, it has been held in...

Lightstone part of gender disparity panel

June 27, 2018- 
Most scientists aren’t involved with Hollywood, even for a day. But earlier this month, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational biologist Felice Lightstone served as a panelist at a major Hollywood forum, the inaugural Variety Summit about gender disparities in the media and entertainment industries.   Lightstone, the principal investigator for a cooperative research and...

Students are inspired by STEM Day at the Lab

May 18, 2018- 
Eleven-year-old Tamia Thrower, a sixth-grade student at West Oakland Middle School, wants to be a scientist when she grows up. When you want to become a scientist and learn about science, where do you go? Visiting a national laboratory and meeting with real world scientists is a good place to start. Thrower was one of more than 100 students from the Bay Area (primarily Oakland and San...

LLNL hosts 3D Design Summer Academy

May 15, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Community college students are invited to register for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy. The workshop will be held at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL, July 23-27, 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...

Science bowl finalists take on cyber challenge

May 10, 2018- 
For the second year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) staff and Cyber Defender students conducted the CyberCraft Cyber Challenge for the middle school finalists at the National Science Bowl® (NSB). CyberCraft is a "Jeopardy Show-like," question-and-answer-style Capture the Flag system developed at LLNL for and by LLNL staff and Cyber Defender interns through the Consortium...

Register now for Teacher Research Academy

April 19, 2018- 
Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2018 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle- and high-school science teachers and community college faculty professional development curriculum during the summer at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the Laboratory and experience...

Lab's Data Science Institute brings best minds in AI, machine learning under one umbrella

April 3, 2018- 
Machine learning. Deep learning. Artificial intelligence. Computer vision. Big data analytics. These aren’t just techie buzzwords — they’re all areas of research that fall under the sweeping term "data science." So how does a national laboratory, with researchers exploring all of these areas and more, coalesce these disciplines into a unified group? Launched earlier this year, the Data...

'Science on Screen' series returns to Modesto

March 7, 2018- 
LIVERMORE, California – Now in its fourth 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 2018 theme of the series is "Marvelous Machines." Science on Screen is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students...

ROTC Day returns to Lawrence Livermore

March 6, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) welcomed more than 75 cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Merchant Marines last week for the annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Office of Defense Coordination (ODC) and Strategic Human Resources Management, is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about...

Lab joins in dedication of namesake school

Feb. 28, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Bill Goldstein visited Lawrence Elementary School last week to meet the Lawrence "Labs" and be part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially welcomed the school to the Livermore community. Leaders of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) and the City of Livermore joined the dedication, which took place at the...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss the evolution of laser-plasma accelerators

Feb. 15, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Felicie Albert, along with teacher Dan Burns of Los Gatos High School, will present "Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next-Generation X-ray Light Sources," the third lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of Livermore’s Science and Engineering Month. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WH...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss improving health through spectrometry

Feb. 8, 2018- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Mike Malfatti, along with teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Biomedical Acceleratory Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One Atom at a Time," the second lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of Livermore’s Science and Engineering Month. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WHAT: Accelerator...

Go-getter undergrad lands second-author credential for 'hydrogen-getters' research

Feb. 7, 2018- 
It’s rare for an undergraduate science student to appear as an author on a scientific journal paper, and when they do, theirs is usually the last name on the list. However, Elizabeth Sangalang, a graduating senior studying biochemistry at California State University East Bay, has landed a second-author credential through the research she completed as a summer intern at Lawrence Livermore...