Introducing Ryan Sacks

Jan. 13, 2017- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs.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 at the Laboratory are involved in basic science as well as...

Lab ranks competitively in employee 'perks'

Jan. 12, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) ranks ninth overall in employee "perks" compared to other high tech companies nationwide. The ranking was received after LLNL was evaluated in a 2016 study conducted by Willis Towers Watson.The Laboratory was one of 28 companies that participated in the 2016 U.S. Perks Study, which measures and benchmarks the prevalence and value of employee perks...

Laboratory leadership development programs earn top awards for excellence in 2016

Jan. 9, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) received two top honors in 2016 for implementing a comprehensive leadership development training program, designed to grow leaders at all levels of the organization.The Leadership & Management Development Program, implemented by the Training and Development team within the Strategic Human Resources Management Directorate at LLNL, has taken a...

Lab employees help fill education gaps

Dec. 2, 2016- 
Editor's Note: During the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies.   ________   In the face of underserved communities and school district budget cuts, Randy Pico and Bill Dunlop are volunteering to fill in local education gaps. In 2013,...

LLNL brings science to the masses

Nov. 9, 2016- 
More than 25,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more than 150 fun, interactive science and technology events. During the event, Lawrence Livermore National...

Celebrate your inner scientist at Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco

Nov. 2, 2016- 
Aspiring scientists and budding engineers – the Bay Area Science Festival is calling you. Now in its sixth year, the festival will hold its annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 5. Discovery Day features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic science and dive elbow deep into interactive experiments. Once again, Lawrence Livermore National...

Postdocs shine at Laboratory 'Research Slam!'

Oct. 26, 2016- 
The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab’s mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their presentation skills, Laboratory postdocs were invited to participate in Research Slam! 2016, the first of...

Girls explore STEM careers at conference

Oct. 17, 2016- 
"She Believed She Could So She Did STEM," was the theme for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where nearly 500 young women flocked to the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, excited to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL),...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Marisol Gamboa

Oct. 14, 2016- 
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio Cervantes and Marisol Gamboa. ____________ Introducing: Marisol Gamboa At just 5 years old,...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Octavio Cervantes

Oct. 7, 2016- 
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Amigos Unidos Hispanic employee resource group and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are highlighting two Hispanic Laboratory employees, Octavio Cervantes and Marisol Gamboa. _________________   Introducing Octavio Cervantes… When Octavio...

Lab researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

Sept. 28, 2016- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL's second annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. Director Bill Goldstein recently notified the researchers of their selection as recipients of the Laboratory’s FY2017 EMCR Program. "Recognizing and encouraging early and mid-career technical staff is a key element in our strategy for retaining talent," Goldstein said....

Media advisory: 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference at University of the Pacific Saturday

Sept. 28, 2016- 
WHO:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science will co-sponsor the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference. See the website. WHAT: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers in science, technology,...

Register now for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Sept. 8, 2016- 
Register now for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers through hands-on workshops to increase interest in and foster awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...

Nuclear forensics program aims for critical mass

Aug. 22, 2016- 
A sure sign of summer is the return of interns to the Lawrence Livermore campus. Students interact with premier researchers and access equipment and facilities not available anywhere else, while scientists lay groundwork for advancing their fields. Within the Physical and Life Sciences directorate, the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute runs an eight-week summer internship for students interested in...

Meet John (Jack) Dubil: Software engineer

Aug. 19, 2016- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and administrative...

Meet Emily Craig: future computer scientist

Aug. 5, 2016- 
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and administrative fields during the summer academic break. This year, LLNL expects to welcome more than 900 students from universities nationwide and around the world.   ___...

'Monarch of the Hill' crowns three days of challenges for aspiring cyber defenders

July 30, 2016- 
Students in the Cyber Defenders class of 2016 put the breadth of what they’ve learned to the test in what is now called the "Monarch of the Hill" team competition, an intensive three days of real-worldcyber security challenges. "The competition allows students to apply what they’ve learned in classes, seminars and workshops," said Celeste Matarazzo of Computation’s Center for Applied...

Michael Sherburne: future electrical engineer

July 22, 2016- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. __________________ Meet: Michael Sherburne, future electrical engineer Hometown:  Burke, Virginia University/educational background: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Major: Electrical Engineering Graduation year: 2018 (five-year...

Meet Erica West: future physicist

July 8, 2016- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. ______________ The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) student internship program is designed to allow students to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and...

High school students gain valuable experience through internships at Lawrence Livermore

July 7, 2016- 
When he returns to school for his senior year at Orion Academy in Moraga, Ibrahim Almaliti will be coming back with a new set of skills that could launch him into a career. Almaliti, 17, just finished a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he learned coding and web design while helping to rework a website for the Industrial Partnerships Office. The...