'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the Laboratory's Machinist Apprentice Program

June 29, 2016- 
While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve his skills to find a better job. In 2012, he answered a Craigslist posting for a slot in the Livermore Lab Engineering Directorate’s Machinist Apprentice Program. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. "It’s really one of the only machinist apprenticeships left out there,"...

LLNL offers 'Fun With Science' all summer

June 10, 2016- 
Family and friends of Lab employees are invited to attend Fun With Science this summer, hosted by the Lab's Public Affairs Office. Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), Fun With Science is intended to spark kids' interest in science through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities. For a preview of the Fun with...

Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

May 26, 2016- 
Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration.Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore’s Benjy Grover, computer science students in BYU’s undergraduate big data science capstone course connect with Livermore’s skilled...

Space available for teacher research academy

May 23, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California – Space is still available for teachers to participate in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2016 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers are given the...

Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from veterans engineering program

May 4, 2016- 
Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight student-veterans honored as the first graduating class of the academic program, a partnership of the...

Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

April 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in Stockton were given a...

Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

April 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in Stockton were given a...

Fourth annual Job Shadow Day sheds light on breadth of LLNL IT activities for local students

April 28, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 78 students and teachers Wednesday for the fourth annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day. Students and teachers from Amador, Dougherty, Dublin, Granada, Livermore, Livermore Charter School, Mountain House, Tracy and St. Mary’s in Stockton were given a...

'Science On Saturday' lecture In Tracy explores human physiology on a microchip

April 26, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Elizabeth Wheeler, Monica Moya, Kris Kulp, Sarah Felix and Heather Enright, along with teacher Erin McKay of Tracy High School, will present "iCHIP: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand," taking their popular Science on Saturday presentation, featured earlier this year in Livermore, to Tracy.What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women in...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' in Tracy explores fusion and creating a sun on earth

April 20, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." This popular Science on Saturday presentation was featured earlier this year in Livermore.What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This informative and entertaining...

'Science On Saturday' lectures comes to Tracy

April 12, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular "Science on Saturday" lecture series is going to Tracy, reprising two presentations that were featured earlier this year in Livermore that highlight women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The free one-hour presentations will be held on April 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. at The Grand Theatre, 715 N....

'Science on Screen' pairs bioengineering lecture with adventure film 'The Fantastic Voyage'

April 6, 2016- 
WHO: The final installment in the 2016 Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore bioengineers Monica Moya and Elizabeth Wheeler, who will present "iChip: Human Physiology in the Palm of Your Hand." The pair will discuss their work at the Lab’s Center for Micro and Nano Technology. This lecture is paired with the 1966 feature-length film "The Fantastic Voyage" (PG), a movie about...

Calling science teachers: Registration open for 2016 Teacher Research Academies

April 5, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California – Registration is open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2016 Teacher Research Academies (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to learn about...

Local students receive top honors at Synopsys Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

March 23, 2016- 
Nearly 700 Bay Area students participated in the fifth annual Synopsys Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair held recently at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.This regional competition, organized by the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair Association (a nonprofit 501C3), drew more than 2,500 attendees to the open house hours and the award ceremony that culminated the three-day event...

'Science On Screen' pairs fusion lecture with the blockbuster film 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

March 11, 2016- 
WHO: The second installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore astrophysicist Tammy Ma, who will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." Ma will discuss her work at the National Ignition Facility, which houses the world’s largest and most powerful laser system. Ma’s lecture is appropriately paired with the feature-length film, "Star Trek Into Darkness,"...

Laboratory hosts underprivileged Bay Area youth for 'My Brother's Keeper' Day

March 3, 2016- 
Anthony Roy, an eighth-grader at Montera Middle School in Oakland, enjoys math and science, and besides dreaming of becoming a basketball star or lawyer, he wants to create his own smartphone apps.But his school doesn’t have the resources many other students take for granted, such as a computer or science lab, so Roy is hoping his visit to Lawrence Livermore Lab will inspire him to consider a...

Laboratory hosts underprivileged Bay Area youth for 'My Brother's Keeper' Day

March 3, 2016- 
Anthony Roy, an eighth-grader at Montera Middle School in Oakland, enjoys math and science, and besides dreaming of becoming a basketball star or lawyer, he wants to create his own smartphone apps.But his school doesn’t have the resources many other students take for granted, such as a computer or science lab, so Roy is hoping his visit to Lawrence Livermore Lab will inspire him to consider a...

Laboratory hosts underprivileged Bay Area youth for 'My Brother's Keeper' Day

March 3, 2016- 
Anthony Roy, an eighth-grader at Montera Middle School in Oakland, enjoys math and science, and besides dreaming of becoming a basketball star or lawyer, he wants to create his own smartphone apps.But his school doesn’t have the resources many other students take for granted, such as a computer or science lab, so Roy is hoping his visit to Lawrence Livermore Lab will inspire him to consider a...

Girls explore engineering careers at conference

March 2, 2016- 
More than 300 local girls, excited to learn about engineering, flocked to the Las Positas Campus on Saturday for the 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference.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, "#ilooklikeanengineer," celebrated the engineering aspect...

Media advisory: Lab reaches out to disadvantaged youth with 'My Brother's Keeper'

Feb. 26, 2016- 
Who: The Laboratory will host an encore ‘My Brother’s Keeper Lab Day’ event with approximately 160-170 students attending from school districts in San Francisco, Oakland, Mount Diablo, West Contra Costa, Richmond and Tracy.What:  President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth, specifically...