Department of Energy's Dot Harris honored for blazing path for women

May 9, 2014- 
LaDorris "Dot" Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy, was recently honored at the EmpowHer Institute's Girls to Greatness Luncheon, "Dream Big, Reach Higher,"  in Beverly Hills, California.The mission of theEmpowHer Institute is to empower girls and womento seek fulfilling and productive lives by helping them gain the skills necessary...

UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

May 6, 2014- 
UC Merced students spent Friday touring Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a place where some of them dream of working as a scientist or engineer. The group included 20 undergraduate and graduate students from the university's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Resource Center. The purpose of the visit was for LLNL to strengthen its collaboration with...

Lawrence Livermore information technology job shadow day a hit

May 1, 2014- 
Tuesday was no ordinary school day for 60 students and teachers, who visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to take their education outside of the classroom and learn all about the Lab and information technology (IT). The event was hosted by The Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology as part of the Department of Energy's IT Job...

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...

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and students visit the Lab

March 11, 2014- 
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and members of her district office staff visited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Monday accompanied by students and faculty from the Franklin-McKinley School District's College Connection Academy middle school. The Franklin-McKinley School District is located in San Jose, which is part of Lofgren's Silicon Valley area Congressional District. Lofgren initiated...

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...

Conference helps girls to 'Build a Better Future'

Feb. 25, 2014- 
It was a fun-filled day this past Saturday for more than 300 girls, in grades 6 to 9, when they attended the Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference on the Los Positas College campus. The annual event is geared to increase interest and foster awareness of careers in math and science. This year's theme was "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls participated in hands-on...

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

Feb. 20, 2014- 
WHO: More than 300 girls in grades 6-9 will gather to meet scientists and engineers and explore careers in math and science.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 "Building a Better Future." At the conference, girls will participate in hands-on workshops...

'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...

Registration now open for the annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 30, 2014- 
Registration is now open for the 36th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 14. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-9, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in math and...

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...

Where are they now?

March 29, 2013- 
The following is the first in an occasional series of stories about students and interns who have worked at the Lab in previous years and gone on to pursue successful careers in science. -------------------------- She may not have realized it at the time, but graduate student Ayano Kohlgruber is convinced that working at the Lab as an intern after high school was an important part of...

Teacher channels students into science pipeline

Aug. 22, 2012- 
Michael Sana hopes that his students will be as passionate about science as he is. As a biological science teacher and department head at Waipahu High School on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Sana looks for ways to build partnerships that could help bring more Hawaiian students into the science pipeline. Take his affiliation with the Lab. Sana was first introduced to LLNL's Science...

Teacher-student teams conduct authentic genomic research

Aug. 1, 2012- 
This summer at the Lab, visiting high school teachers are working side by side with their students on an authentic research project that could assist scientists studying biofuels and bioremediation. The research will generate and publish novel DNA sequence data on a species of duckweed. The two-week session at the Edward Teller Education Center (ETEC) is part of a new Teacher Research...

Summer 'Fun with Science' scheduled

June 29, 2012- 
Family and friends of Lab employees are invited to a special summer series of the popular "Fun with Science" show hosted by the Lab's Public Affairs Office. Shows are scheduled for:Saturday, July 14Time: 10:30 a.m. - noonLocation: Discovery Center, Bldg. 651Thursday, July 26Time: 1:30-3 p.m.Location: Discovery Center, Bldg. 651Saturday, August 4Time: 10:30 a.m. - noonLocation: Discovery...

Interactive program beams scientists into the classroom

June 15, 2012- 
When Tracy High School science teacher Dean Reese invited Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists to present a lesson to his students, all he had to do was plug in the television monitor in his classroom. That's because the Lab's Sonia Wharton and Jeff Mirocha presented a remote science lesson about wind energy that was broadcast live from the Lawrence Livermore...

Livermore students speak live with astronauts in space

June 6, 2012- 
Students at Livermore's Junction Avenue School had an opportunity that was "out of this world." They got the chance on Wednesday to talk with three astronauts via an in-flight education downlink from the International Space Station (ISS). The entire school's student body -- from kindergarten to 8th grade -- assembled in two locations to watch the videoconference. "What a wonderful event...

Students, professors to pen commercialization plans for Lab

June 16, 2011- 
Students from two California universities will have the opportunity this summer to build their own startup companies -- at least on paper -- through a unique program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Called the Entrepreneurship Academy, the program will allow eight students apiece from Vallejo-based Cal Maritime and Hayward-based California State University, East Bay to...