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...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Local girls expand career horizons at Las Positas College

March 5, 2013- 
More than 300 girls in grades 6 through 9 got a peek at possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they descended on Las Positas College Saturday. Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons, an annual career conference now in its 34th year, was a success, according to the group of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories who coordinate the...

Media Advisory Lab's 'Science On Saturday' lecture explores next-generation diagnostic services

Feb. 14, 2013- 
WHO: Lab researchers John Chang, Peter Haugen and Christine Paulson, and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Medical Radar: Next-Generation Life-Saving Medical Diagnostic Devices."WHAT: We live in a time when miraculous medical discoveries are occurring on a regular basis. However, many of the miracle tools, because of their size and complexity, are confined to state of the art...

'Science on Saturday' lecture examines the extreme X-ray universe

Jan. 31, 2013- 
"The Extreme X-ray Universe: Discovery Science with NASA's NuSTAR Mission," by Lab scientists Michael Pivovaroff and Bill Craig, and Granada High School teacher Tom Sheffler is the second in the Science on Saturday series to be held Feb. 2 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Two presentations will be offered -- 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft, launched in June 2012...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2012

Nov. 13, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2012 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities.LLNS received 66 applications totaling more than $636,000 in requests. Twenty-six applications totaling $100,000 were...

Lab teams receive NNSA funding for STEM education in minority partnership

Nov. 5, 2012- 
The Lab is one of six Department of Energy (DOE) sites that will receive funding along with 22 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), for research areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced in a press release that it has awarded $4 million in grants to eight teams comprised of 22 HBCUs and six...

Teacher channels students into science pipeline

Aug. 22, 2012- 
Michael Sana hopes that his students will be as passionate about science as he is. As a biological science teacher and department head at Waipahu High School on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Sana looks for ways to build partnerships that could help bring more Hawaiian students into the science pipeline. Take his affiliation with the Lab. Sana was first introduced to LLNL's Science...

UC Berkeley grad reserves time for neutron imaging project

July 18, 2012- 
 For someone who is as excited about scientific research as Han Wang, there is no better place to thrive than at Lawrence Livermore Lab.A recent UC Berkeley graduate with a bachelor's degree in engineering mathematics, Wang is spending his summer balancing two very different jobs.  As a Lab summer intern, he is gaining experience in his field of study in order to decide to go on to graduate...

LLNS announces $100,000 community gift program for 2012

June 11, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is kicking off its annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area non-profit organizations for 2012.The program provides up to $100,000 in funding to support organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community-service and philanthropic needs in communities having a large population...

Media advisory: Lawrence Livermore, Livermore school district to host NASA space station downlink

June 4, 2012- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District are teaming up to give students the opportunity to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. WHAT: After submitting an application to NASA's education program, Livermore's Junction Avenue School was selected to host an in-flight education downlink, similar to...

LLNL honored for contributions to career technical education

May 16, 2012- 
The Lab was honored by the Tri Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC) at the "Celebrating Partnerships and the Students They Serve" event held earlier this month at the Dublin Unified School District. Lab representatives were among those from business and industry who were acknowledged for contributions to the success of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the Livermore...

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2011

Sept. 23, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) the contract manager the Laboratory, has announced the recipients for the 2011 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to the local communities. LLNS received 59 applications totaling more than $600,000 in requests. Twenty-two applications, totaling $100,000, were selected for awards through a...

'Science on Saturday' gains a following on UCTV

May 24, 2011- 
The Lab's popular lecture series "Science on Saturday" attracts large audiences when held each year at the Bankhead Theater.  Now, the program is gaining a lot of attention online as well.Videos of lectures were first aired on University of California Television (UCTV) in 2006.  During the past year alone, there have been 1.4 million downloads. Since 2006, Science on Saturday programs have...

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program 2010

Oct. 27, 2010- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has announced the recipients for the 2010 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received 71 applications totaling nearly $799,000 in requests. Twenty-three applications totaling $100,000 were selected for...

LLNL to participate in Science Expo on the National Mall in Washington DC

Oct. 19, 2010- 
On October 23 and 24, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will join hundreds of other research institutions, universities, high-tech industries, professional societies, museums and science centers in a two-day expo on the National Mall in Washington, DC, held as part of the first-ever USA Science and Engineering Festival. More than 750 exhibits, spanning aerospace, energy, medicine...

LLNL to participate in Science Expo on the National Mall in Washington DC

Oct. 19, 2010- 
On October 23 and 24, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will join hundreds of other research institutions, universities, high-tech industries, professional societies, museums and science centers in a two-day expo on the National Mall in Washington, DC, held as part of the first-ever USA Science and Engineering Festival. More than 750 exhibits, spanning aerospace, energy, medicine...