A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

A quest to expand educational opportunities in rural East Africa

Nov. 7, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Some of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. As is appropriate for a photographer, Mike Carter's trip to Africa in July was a study in...

EYH conference inspires girls to consider science and math careers

Oct. 29, 2013- 
It was no typical Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton earlier this month when more than 400 young women wearing pink "Girl Power" T-shirts converged upon the campus excited to see science in action at the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia...

EYH conference inspires girls to consider science and math careers

Oct. 29, 2013- 
It was no typical Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton earlier this month when more than 400 young women wearing pink "Girl Power" T-shirts converged upon the campus excited to see science in action at the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia...

EYH conference inspires girls to consider science and math careers

Oct. 29, 2013- 
It was no typical Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton earlier this month when more than 400 young women wearing pink "Girl Power" T-shirts converged upon the campus excited to see science in action at the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia...

LLNL/Las Positas College 'Science and Engineering Seminar Series' launches new season

Oct. 3, 2013- 
Nicholas Be, postdoctoral research scientist in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at LLNL, will present " Combating Infections: Fighting to Heal Wounds from the Battlefield," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Las Positas College.The presentation is provided in partnership by LLNL and Las Positas College as part of the "Science and Engineering Seminar Series --- Theory to...

LLNL/Las Positas College 'Science and Engineering Seminar Series' launches new season

Oct. 3, 2013- 
Nicholas Be, postdoctoral research scientist in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at LLNL, will present " Combating Infections: Fighting to Heal Wounds from the Battlefield," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Las Positas College.The presentation is provided in partnership by LLNL and Las Positas College as part of the "Science and Engineering Seminar Series --- Theory to...

Media advisory: EYH Conference

Sept. 30, 2013- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 21st annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the Website for more information.WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers and will...

Lab engineer brings science and technology to Bay Area youth

Sept. 19, 2013- 
Victor Castillo is focused on helping students succeed using his favorite tools: science and technology.The quantitative risk analysis group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computational Engineering Division has spent many years giving back to the Bay Area community through youth development.In his free time, he mentors students in science and technology, including...

Lab engineer brings science and technology to Bay Area youth

Sept. 19, 2013- 
Victor Castillo is focused on helping students succeed using his favorite tools: science and technology.The quantitative risk analysis group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computational Engineering Division has spent many years giving back to the Bay Area community through youth development.In his free time, he mentors students in science and technology, including...

Lab engineer brings science and technology to Bay Area youth

Sept. 19, 2013- 
Victor Castillo is focused on helping students succeed using his favorite tools: science and technology.The quantitative risk analysis group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computational Engineering Division has spent many years giving back to the Bay Area community through youth development.In his free time, he mentors students in science and technology, including...

LLNL hosts plasma physics summer school

Sept. 17, 2013- 
Three students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participated in a two-week plasma physics summer school at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The course, "Introduction to the Analysis of Spectra from High-Temperature Plasmas," was a concentrated introduction to the study of astrophysical plasmas, magnetic fusion plasmas and laser-produced plasmas.Organized...

Deadline approaches for Lawrence Livermore National Security's Community Gift Program

Aug. 28, 2013- 
The deadline for submitting applications to Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS)'s annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area nonprofit organizations is quickly approaching.LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.Applications are due Aug. 29, 2013. Due to a glitch in the...

'Route 66 to the Atomic West' class visits the Lab

Aug. 1, 2013- 
It's the road trip of a lifetime. One professor and 19 students traveling through 11 states in 27 days across the American West to develop an in-depth understanding of western Cold War, urban and cultural history."Route 66 to the Atomic West" is a class offered by the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Fla. Taught by Patrick Moore, UWF public history program director, the class...

'Route 66 to the Atomic West' class visits the Lab

Aug. 1, 2013- 
It's the road trip of a lifetime. One professor and 19 students traveling through 11 states in 27 days across the American West to develop an in-depth understanding of western Cold War, urban and cultural history."Route 66 to the Atomic West" is a class offered by the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Fla. Taught by Patrick Moore, UWF public history program director, the class...

Laboratory academy provides teachers with 'real world' context to teach science

July 23, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif., - California and Hawaii teachers seeking real-world knowledge to teach biotech and computational modeling are attending the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Teacher Research Academy that began on July 22.The academy is a summer-long series of professional development workshops for teachers and enrichment programs for students. The programs feature content...

Lab to present summer series of 'Fun with Science'

July 16, 2013- 
WHO: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is holding a special summer series of its popular "Fun with Science" program, presented by the award winning Nick Williams . WHAT: Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), the free program is intended to spark children's interest in science through entertaining demonstrations...

Veteran overcomes obstacles on path to Engineering internship

July 1, 2013- 
(Editor's note: Among an outstanding group of summer students currently at the Lab is an engineering student who has overcome several significant obstacles. Eric Browy was wounded while serving our country in Iraq, and is currently working on a master's degree in optical science and engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He shares his story about overcoming many life...

'Fun with Science' as seen on TV

March 21, 2013- 
This month, the Lab's popular Fun with Science program is featured in a segment of 'Slice of Llfe,' a half-hour show aired on Tri-Valley community television, channel 30.The TV crew came to the Laboratory's Discovery Center while a fifth grade class from Vintage Hills School in Pleasanton was visiting. The students learned about science while participating in demonstrations and hands-on...