'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...

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to show proteins in action through action movies

Feb. 1, 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 first lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines." WHAT: Proteins are nature's machines, performing tasks from transforming sunlight...

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Jan. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. T...

Student's essay on impact of LLNL summer internship wins scholarship award

Dec. 22, 2017- 
Cal-State University Long Beach student Kalvin Ogbuefi, who interned last summer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Data Science Student Institute (DSSI), recently won a $1,000 grand prize scholarship from the university for an essay about how his internship impacted his life. As a research intern, Ogbuefi was part of the Lab’s Machine Learning Group, where he focused on...

'Science on Saturday' lecture in Oakland to explore biologically inspired nano-bots

Nov. 15, 2017- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matt Coleman, Amy Rasley and Wei He, along with Tracy High School science teacher Erin McKay, will present "Building Biologically Inspired Nano-Bots," the second and final lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series at the Chabot Space and Science Center. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions." WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will...

Bay Area Science Festival to deliver Saturday

Nov. 9, 2017- 
The Bay Area Science Festival returns to AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 11. The 7th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park features hundreds of activities to "unleash your inner scientist" and explore some of the scientific and technical work going on at the national labs, colleges and universities and research centers located throughout the Bay Area. Once again, Lawrence Livermore...

LLNL's popular lecture series highlighting 'Ingenious Inventions' premieres in Oakland

Nov. 1, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," premieres Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Chabot Space and Science Center, located at 10,000 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland. The series will offer two different lectures, one each on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, with the theme "Ingenious Inventions." Each lecture is targeted to...

'Girls Who Code' workshop introduces students to 3D printing, computer-aided design

Oct. 13, 2017- 
Granada High School sophomore Sehar Khan wants to be a professional wrestler when she grows up. But if that doesn’t pan out, she has a contingency plan. "Engineering is really fun," Khan said. "You can be creative and you have the freedom and choice to do what you want, and I like that. I want to learn more about different types of engineering pathways; if I can get the background knowledge...

Move over, Einstein: boy genius aims for stars

Oct. 6, 2017- 
He has been called the next Einstein due to his understanding of particle physics, while his perfect pitch has drawn comparisons to Mozart. He has set a goal of building his own star, which he plans to place somewhere in the Andromeda galaxy. He’s confident he can help NASA with its first manned mission to Mars. He’s only 8 years old. Romanieo Golphin Jr. came to the Lab last week to visit...

Girls empowered to expand their horizons

Sept. 29, 2017- 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference for girls celebrated its 25th year with the theme "STEMpowered!" on Saturday, Sept. 23, bringing 500 girls to the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SJEYH, co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Laboratories...

New Livermore Lab Foundation supports scientific advancement through philanthropy

Sept. 19, 2017- 
The recently launched Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) represents a new opportunity to support scientific advancement. LLF was formed to generate philanthropic backing of scientific research, technological development and educational outreach activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that can accept donations from any...

TECHNOLOchicas inspire Latina youth

Aug. 14, 2017- 
"If you work hard, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to." These are the inspirational words that Marisol Gamboa, a computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, plans to share with young Latinas who may be pondering a career in a STEM field. Gamboa, who leads a team of software developers as an associate division leader for the Global Security Computing...

Albala named STEM advocate of the year

Aug. 8, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Joanna Albala was recently named the STEM Advocate of the Year by the Executive Council of the North Central Valley STEM Center (NCVSC), for going above and beyond in creating opportunities for students. The Executive Council of the NCVSC, which meets out of the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton, honored Albala at its annual...

Registration opens Aug. 1 for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

July 27, 2017- 
Registration opens Aug. 1 for the 25th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 23, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.   SJEYH is a popular daylong event, serving young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   Attendees...

Lab, Osaka University expand collaboration

July 21, 2017- 
Earlier this year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Japan’s Osaka University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct academic exchange in mutually agreed areas of basic science and technology. This MOU replaces a previous five-year agreement continuing the successful collaboration in broader areas for another five years. Last week, the two organizations met...