Science and Engineering Seminar to focus on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Nov. 7, 2018
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Las Positas College partner on a special presentation, “Theory to Practice: How Science is Done,” as part of the Science and Engineering Seminar Series. (Download Image)

Science and Engineering Seminar to focus on 'Theory to Practice: How Science is Done'

Carenda L Martin, martin59@llnl.gov, 925-424-4715

WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Las Positas College (LPC) partner on a special presentation, “Theory to Practice: How Science is Done,” as part of the Science and Engineering Seminar Series. The series provides LLNL scientists and engineers a forum to share basic and applied research with LPC students and faculty and the Tri-Valley community. The presentations typically focus on how teams of scientists work together to solve problems from theory to practice.

WHAT: This event will include a special showing of the documentary, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” followed by a panel discussion with LLNL engineers Will Smith, Julie Mancini, Suzanne Singer and Javier Alvarado. “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” is a first-of-its-kind film that transforms how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. The documentary is in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and is presented by Bechtel Corporation.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California, 94551-7650, in the Main Theater, Mertes Center for the Arts (Bldg. 4000).

NOTE: This event is part of the LLNL/LPC Science and Engineering Seminar Series. It is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required and seating is on a first-come basis. For more information, visit the web or contact Joanna Albala, Education Program manager, at (925) 422-6803 or albala1 [at] llnl.gov (email).