'Science on Saturday' lecture in Oakland to explore biologically inspired nano-bots

Nov. 15, 2017- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientists Matt Coleman, Amy Rasley and Wei He, along with Tracy High School science teacher Erin McKay, will present "Building Biologically Inspired Nano-Bots," the second and final lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series at the Chabot Space and Science Center. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions." WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will...

'Science On Saturday' lecture to explore 3D printing — from imagination to realization

Feb. 16, 2017- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore scientists Eric Duoss, Chris Spadaccini, Julie Jackson, William Smith and Melody Golobic, along with Tracy High School science teacher Dean Reese, will present "3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization," the third lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover...

'Science On Saturday' lecture series to reconstruct a rabies epidemic: byte by byte

Feb. 8, 2017- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Monica Borucki and Jonathan Allen, along with Granada High School science teacher Elizabeth Lopez, will present "Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte," the second lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture will explain how biologists and computer...

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore 'Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Help'

Feb. 3, 2017- 
Who:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Brad Hart, Deon Anex and Katelyn Mason, along with teacher Katherine Huang, who teaches classes in anatomy, physiology and biotechnology at Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Can Help," the first lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series' theme is "Ingenious...

Ingenious inventions highlight Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series

Jan. 31, 2017- 
LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St., Livermore.The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Ingenious Inventions." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high...

'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....

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 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...

'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...

'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...

Farnsworth honored by Livermore School District

March 19, 2014- 
Richard "Dick" Farnsworth was recently honored at a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) public Board meeting for his service and contributions to science education. Farnsworth, who retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in January, has long been involved with LLNL's Science Education Program, serving as its manager for over a decade. Farnsworth has been...

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...

'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...

Media advisory: LLNL's 'Science On Saturday' explores nature by computer simulation

Jan. 30, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Vic Castillo and Monte Vista High School teacher Rodger Johnson will present "Computer Simulation: Exploring Nature With a Computer."WHAT: Computers are becoming an increasingly cheaper, more powerful tool that cannot be ignored by professionals. Computer simulation reproduces the behavior of natural- and man-made systems to help us understand, predict and...

LLNL's Saturday lectures explore computational modeling

Jan. 15, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 1 and runs through March 1. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program. The series will offer four lectures with a theme of computational modeling. Topics include exploring nature via computer simulation; fusion modeling; menacing microbes; and simulating the human heart on the world...