'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...

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...

Lawrence Livermore National Security donates $40,000 to area school districts

Feb. 20, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), the entity that manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, has donated $40,000 to local school districts in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.The checks were delivered during an installment of LLNL’s Science on Saturday lecture...

'Science On Saturday' to explore groundwater and the impacts of drought and climate change

Feb. 18, 2015- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Andy Thompson and Tracy High School teacher Erin McKay will present "Hydrology of an ‘Ant Farm’," a presentation examining the environmental impact of drought and climate change.What: This informative and entertaining lecture will touch on groundwater interactions with surface water and surface ecosystems. The presenters will discuss some of the real or...

'Science On Saturday' to explore green power

Feb. 11, 2015- 
WHO:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Jeff Mirocha and Suzanne Singer, along with Las Positas Community College instructor Eric Harpell and Granada High School teacher Tom Shefler, will present "Green Power: Making Electricity Out of Thin Air," the second of four lectures for the Science on Saturday series for students.WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will touch on the impact of...

Media advisory: 'Science On Saturday' lecture to explore shale gas

Feb. 3, 2015- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore scientist Roger Aines and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Shale Gas Revolution," the kickoff lecture for the popular Science on Saturday series for students.What: Aines and Reese will discuss how the new abundance of natural gas provides energy options for America, including clean electric power. They will explore the way shale gas and oil are...

Explore the elements of science through Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series

Jan. 28, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 28. The series will offer four lectures with the theme "Seeking Solutions in Elemental Science."The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are offered at 9:30 and 11...

Registration opens Jan. 27 for Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Jan. 26, 2015- 
Registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 27, for the 37th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Registration is limited to the first 300 students. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 13.The annual daylong event is held for girls in grades...

Labs team up with historically black colleges and universities in cybersecurity consortium

Jan. 23, 2015- 
LIVERMORE, California – With national and global threats related to cybercrime at an all-time high, there is a considerable and growing need for expertise in cybersecurity. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) recently announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will participate as a partner in a Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline...

Colleges, labs develop STEM core curriculum

Dec. 12, 2014- 
The success of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Engineering Technology Program to educate veterans for technical careers has inspired a statewide push to create an educational core curriculum to prepare junior college students for technical jobs at California’s national labs.The core curriculum being designed by a consortium of community colleges, national labs and nonprofit...

Lab entertains during Science Discovery Day

Nov. 4, 2014- 
More than 30,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows.The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's week-long science festivities, which featured more than 100 fun, interactive science and technology events.  During the successful event, LLNL joined more than 150...

Unleash your inner scientist at the annual Bay Area Science Festival

Oct. 29, 2014- 
Test your knowledge of basic science, offer up solutions to the world’s energy and transportation needs or get up to your elbows in interactive experiments when the Bay Area Science Festival presents its fourth annual Discovery Day, Saturday, Nov. 1, at AT&T Park in San Francisco.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will have three booths on display, located on the playing field. Each year...

Media Advisory: LLNL's 'Science On Saturday' lecture to explain the cardioid project

Feb. 27, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist David Richards and Tracy High School teacher Erin McKay will present "The Cardioid Project: Simulating the Human Heart on the World's Fastest Supercomputer."WHAT: Computer modeling is a powerful tool for scientific inquiry when experiments are too costly, too dangerous or simply impossible. In this talk, presenters will describe how to build a computer model...

Lawrence Livermore's 'Science On Saturday' lecture explores menacing microbes

Feb. 21, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Beth Vitalis and Tracy High School teacher Dean Reese will present "Menacing Microbes: Protein Models Reveal Secrets."WHAT: Microbes are living organisms too small to be seen. While most are friendly to humans, some microbes, called pathogens, can cause disease. Although the medical field has created miraculous antimicrobial drugs to ward them off, menacing...

'Science on Saturday' presents Fusion Modeling Feb. 8

Feb. 7, 2014- 
The second presentation in the Science on Saturday series is Saturday, Feb. 8, with Lawrence Livermore scientist Frederico Fiuza and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns  presenting "Fusion Modeling: Using Big Computers to Understand One of the Universe's Biggest Secrets." For a preview of the talk, visit YouTube.Fusion energy is a possible long-term energy solution to provide the energy...