'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...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture explores the world through statistics

Feb. 25, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Ana Kupresanin and teacher Richard Newton of Tracy High School will present "From Basketball and Medicine to Climate: Understanding the World Through Statistics," the fourth and final lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."What: This informative lecture will focus...

Media advisory: Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference at Las Positas College

Feb. 24, 2016- 
WHO: More than 300 girls in grades 6-9 will gather to meet scientists and engineers and explore careers in math and science at the 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizon’s Conference.WHAT: The Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference is an annual event geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to...

Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture looks at fusion and creating a sun on Earth

Feb. 18, 2016- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth," the third lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."WHAT:: This informative and entertaining lecture will focus on the engineering aspect of STEM and...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore human physiology on a microchip

Feb. 11, 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," the second lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."WHAT: This informative and...

'Science On Screen' series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theatre one Saturday a month from February through April.The Science on Screen series is a free educational program geared to middle, high school and college students that creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by...

Media Advisory: Laboratory showcases 'Art of Science' at the Livermore Library

Feb. 5, 2016- 
WHO:  With the City of Livermore proclaiming February as Science and Engineering month, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  joins in the celebration by showcasing scientific research with a unique monthlong exhibit titled, "The Art of Science," at the Livermore Public Library.WHAT: The exhibit features a gallery of 13 LLNL science-themed images that are intriguing enough visually to be...

'Science on Saturday' lecture takes a walk down the periodic table and explores Livermorium

Feb. 3, 2016- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Dawn Shaughnessy and Katherine Huang, a Dougherty Valley High School teacher, will present "Behold Livermorium: A Quest for New Elements," the kickoff lecture for the 2016 Science on Saturday series featuring women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).WHAT: The talk will focus on the science aspect of STEM. Shaughnessy and Huang will...

Lecture series highlights women in STEM

Jan. 25, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series "Science on Saturday" returns Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 27. The series will offer four lectures with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are...

Registration opens Jan. 26 for Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 21, 2016- 
The 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.Registration for the conference opens Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. for Tri-Valley students, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. for all students outside of the Tri-Valley area. Registration is limited to the...

Inspiring youth to pursue STEM education

Dec. 2, 2015- 
Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies._______________Networking always has been important to Darlene Yazzie, a facility coordinator in the Operations and Business Directorate’s Facility Management Division."Networking – that is the key to...

Veteran interns get taste of 'dream' jobs at LLNL

Nov. 11, 2015- 
Growing up in Livermore, Frankie Stoneham never pictured herself as an engineer. She didn’t particularly like math and, like many military veterans, wasn’t sure what she wanted to do once her service ended.But over this past summer, Stoneham, a first-year student at Las Positas College and former Army specialist deployed to Iraq, heard about the school’s Engineering Technology Program. The...

Lab entertains for Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Nov. 10, 2015- 
More than 20,000 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, LLNL participated by...

Unleash your inner scientist at AT&T Park on Saturday during the Bay Area Science Festival

Nov. 5, 2015- 
Calling all budding scientists and engineers: The Bay Area Science Festival returns to AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 7.The 5th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic science and get up to your elbows in interactive experiments. Once again, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will have three displays, located on the...

Event inspires girls to have fun with science

Oct. 16, 2015- 
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was a fitting motto for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where more than 400 young women, donning yellow-shirts and matching shades, converged on the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton on Saturday, Oct. 10, excited to see science in action.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore...