Livermore Lab gives Orion Academy intern a taste of possible career in 'squishy science'

June 29, 2015- 
In a continuing partnership with Orion Academy, the Engineering Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting Marissa Hall, a senior from Orion, as this year’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) intern. Located in Moraga, Orion Academy occupies a unique, progressive niche by providing a high quality college preparatory program for students whose...

Meet John McCrea: future aerospace engineer

June 26, 2015- 
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...

San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct.10

June 24, 2015- 
The 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference has been set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Registration will open Aug. 1 and is limited to the first 550 registrants.This popular daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-12, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).Att...

Laboratory opens doors to young minds as part of White House 'My Brothers Keeper' initiative

June 16, 2015- 
Who: Disadvantaged youth from Oakland and San Francisco will visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for a special "Day at the Lab" as part of the White House initiative, "My Brother’s Keeper."What: The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative was designed to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth to encourage positive future life and career choices. The...

Community Gift Program accepting applications

June 1, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2015.LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science,...

Space available in Teacher Research Academies

May 28, 2015- 
Space is still available for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2015 Teacher Research Academies (TRA), which kicks off in June. The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to learn about...

Students have a 'mind blowing' day at the Lab

May 22, 2015- 
It was no ordinary day for 20 high school students from Galt High School’s Biomedical, Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Academy, who were given a break from the classroom to embark on a memorable field trip to the Laboratory earlier this week.The Galt High School BEST Academy, sanctioned by the National Academy Foundation and accredited through Project Lead the Way, provides an...

Students enjoy 'phenomenal' day at the Lab

May 6, 2015- 
The Laboratory hosted 14 students, ranging in age from middle school to college, from Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech) last week for a full day of presentations and tours.Green Tech is a non-profit community-based organization in Sacramento charged with providing middle and high school students and young adults from economically disadvantaged communities quality workforce...

Students visit Lab for Job Shadow Day

May 1, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 60 students and teachers for the third annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day on Wednesday. It was a fun-filled day for 60 high school students from schools in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Alameda and one student from South Lake Tahoe. The students...

First lady recognizes efforts to hire veterans

April 27, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was in the spotlight Thursday at an event celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Joining Forces Initiative, where new commitments were announced to ensure that every veteran and military family has an opportunity to achieve their career aspirations.Approximately 100 people attended the event held at Micron Technology in Manassas, Virginia,...

Georgetown students visit Lawrence Livermore for training in emergency management

April 13, 2015- 
Several dozen Georgetown University graduate students acquired a small part of their education during a recent visit to LLNL.Participating in Georgetown’s one-year master’s program in emergency and disaster management, the students spent a week at Lawrence Livermore and found the Lab’s programs and technologies to be educationally helpful and valuable to the nation."The type of work we...

Media advisory: 'Science on Screen' pairs computer simulation lecture with film

March 26, 2015- 
Who: The third and final installment in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore research scientist Vic Castillo, who will present "Computer Simulation: Having Fun With Models and Robots." Castillo will demonstrate how computer simulations are being used by researchers at  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on the world's fastest computers to help us understand,...

Teacher Research Academy registration open

March 25, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California – Registration is now open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2015 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 at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to learn about cutting...

Veterans to share intern experience on Reddit

March 19, 2015- 
Veterans interning at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will field questions on the popular social media website Reddit on Tuesday, March 24, about their career-technical education and training in support of national security research.The veterans are pilot participants in the new Troops to Technology Workforce Development Initiative and are looking to share their experience with...

'Science On Screen' pairs menacing microbes lecture with the film 'Contagion'

March 18, 2015- 
Who: The second in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biomedical scientist Beth Vitalis, who will present "Menacing Microbes: Protein Models Reveal Secrets." Vitalis has provided guidance of bioinformatics efforts supporting pathogen detection and characterization for numerous sponsors, including the Centers for Disease Control. Vitalis’...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory debuts 'Science On Screen' series in Modesto

March 10, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is partnering with The State Theatre in Modesto to bring a three-week series of "Science on Screen" to the theater on Saturdays in March.The Science on Screen series creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by leading Lab researchers with a popular feature film on a similar subject matter, providing the perfect...

Conference provides girls a peek into their future

March 4, 2015- 
It was a fun-filled and enlightening day for more than 400 girls in grades 6 to 9 when they attended the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) Conference on the Las Positas College campus on Saturday.The annual event, now in its 37th year, is geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).This year's theme was "A Window...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore computer simulations of earthquakes

March 2, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore scientist Arthur Rodgers and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns will present "Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area," the final lecture in the 2015 Science on Saturday series for students.WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover how computer simulations of earthquakes can provide valuable information on the expected...

Las Positas College to host annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference

Feb. 25, 2015- 
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 37th 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 math and science. This year’s theme is "A Window Into Your Future."...

DOE video series features Livermore analyst

Feb. 23, 2015- 
Suzanne Singer, an energy and thermal fluids analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently became the first LLNL employee to be featured in the Department of Energy’s #WomenInSTEM video series, where she discusses her research and how she is using her knowledge to help Native American tribes with issues pertaining to energy and climate change.As a Navajo Indian herself,...