Lab offers 3D design summer academy

May 1, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Register now for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 3D Design Summer Academy for enrolled, degree-pursuing community college students. This weeklong workshop will be held June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Participating students will learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the...

Science on Screen: Livermorium vs. Iron Man

April 27, 2017- 
Who: The fourth installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist, Dawn Shaughnessy, who will present "Behold Livermorium: A Quest for New Elements." In this informative and entertaining lecture, Shaughnessy will cover how scientists create new elements and how their nuclear and chemical properties compare to their naturally occurring...

Registration for Teacher Research Academy

March 30, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California – Registration is open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2017 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 at LLNL. Teachers learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the...

Engineer wins scholarship for women veterans

March 23, 2017- 
U.S. Marine veteran Destiny Goddu has spent her whole life working with machines. As a young girl growing up in Livermore, she helped her father, a mechanic, disassemble and rebuild car engines and tinkered with auto parts in the family garage. After joining the Marines, she worked on missile guidance systems, and as a Lab employee, hired part-time through the award-winning Veterans to...

Science On Screen pairs lecture on rabies epidemic with film, 'Contagion'

March 14, 2017- 
Who: The second installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore scientists Monica Borucki and Jonathan Allen, who will present "Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte." This informative and entertaining lecture will explain how biologists and computer scientists used cutting-edge, ultra-deep sequencing technology to study the dynamics of a 2009 rabies outbreak....

Lab honored for Vets to Tech program

March 14, 2017- 
For veterans returning from military service and attempting to readjust to civilian life and the classroom, the transition can be a culture shock. To help give veterans on-the-job experience while they continue their education in engineering, math and physics -- in addition to solving a need for engineers in the coming years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- the Lab, Las Positas...

STEM Day at the Lab gives underserved students a taste of the wonders of science

March 6, 2017- 
Before 13-year-old Elijah Brown started classes at Willie Brown Middle School, he’d had little access to computers and science labs. Led by his natural curiosity about how smartphones worked, he developed an interest in computer coding, a spark he carried to his school in San Francisco, which is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See photos. "The first day of...

Girls explore STEM careers at conference

March 3, 2017- 
More than 300 young women attended the 39th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference last weekend at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus. See the video.The goal of the conference is to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun environment. This year's theme, "Trailblazing Your Future," encouraged young women to pursue...

Day at the Laboratory introduces underserved Bay Area students to careers in STEM

Feb. 27, 2017- 
Who: The Laboratory will host a special event, "Day at the Lab" (formerly known as My Brother’s Keeper), with more than 250 students from school districts in Livermore, San Francisco, Oakland, Central Contra Costa, West Contra Costa, Richmond and Tracy. What: The goal of this event is to engage underserved and disconnected youth through hands-on interactive displays featuring science,...

'Science on Saturday' final lecture explores building better nano-bots for health, energy

Feb. 22, 2017- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 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 fourth and final lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover how Lab...

'Science On Saturday' lecture to explore 3D printing — from imagination to realization

Feb. 16, 2017- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Eric Duoss, Chris Spadaccini, Julie Jackson, William Smith and Melody Golobic, along with Tracy High School science teacher Dean Reese, will present "3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization," the third lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover...

'Science On Screen' series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Now in its third year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with the State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theater one Saturday a month from February through April.Science on Screen is a free, educational program geared to middle-, high-school and college students and creatively pairs cutting-edge science by...

'Science On Saturday' lecture series to reconstruct a rabies epidemic: byte by byte

Feb. 8, 2017- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Monica Borucki and Jonathan Allen, along with Granada High School science teacher Elizabeth Lopez, will present "Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte," the second lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture will explain how biologists and computer...

Register now for annual 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference in San Ramon

Feb. 7, 2017- 
Register now for the 39th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference, scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. Registration is now closed.This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-9 to a variety of challenging careers through hands-on workshops designed to increase interest in and...

Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Feb. 3, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars.The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an exciting, diverse and often interdisciplinary environment. Postdocs are involved in basic science as...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore 'Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Help'

Feb. 3, 2017- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Brad Hart, Deon Anex and Katelyn Mason, along with teacher Katherine Huang, who teaches classes in anatomy, physiology and biotechnology at Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Can Help," the first lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series' theme is "Ingenious...

Ingenious inventions highlight Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series

Jan. 31, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St., Livermore.The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Ingenious Inventions." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high...

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognizes 'Girls Who Code' volunteers

Jan. 26, 2017- 
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), more than 150 students at Livermore middle and high schools were introduced to coding and basic computer programming last fall during after-school "Girls Who Code" clubs. The 22 Laboratory mentors were recognized, along with 10 district math and science teachers, by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified...

Meet Madison Martin

Jan. 20, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars._________Full name: Madison MartinHometown: Cooper City, FloridaEducational background: Martin received a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from Florida Atlantic University Honors College, her master’s degree in nuclear engineering from...

Laboratory begins engineering internship program with Texas A&M University

Jan. 19, 2017- 
Looking to ramp up hiring of engineers and extend its reach into the country’s top engineering schools, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is launching an internship program with Texas A&M University (TAMU) that will bring promising engineering students to the Lab starting this summer.If selected, up to two TAMU (undergraduate, junior or senior) students will work for a summer at...