Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' in Tracy explores fusion and creating a sun on earth

April 20, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth." This popular Science on Saturday presentation was featured earlier this year in Livermore.What: The 2016 Science on Saturday series highlights women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This informative and entertaining...

Girls explore engineering careers at conference

March 2, 2016- 
More than 300 local girls, excited to learn about engineering, flocked to the Las Positas Campus on Saturday for the 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons (TVEYH) conference.The goal of the conference is to spark girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun environment. This year’s theme, "#ilooklikeanengineer," celebrated the engineering aspect...

Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Meet two mid-career LLNL employees

Feb. 26, 2016- 
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the African American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are spotlighting a few early and mid-career employees, specifically focused on the employees' educational background, work at the Lab, perspective on engaging under-represented groups in...

Media advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture explores the world through statistics

Feb. 25, 2016- 
Who: Lawrence Livermore scientist Ana Kupresanin and teacher Richard Newton of Tracy High School will present "From Basketball and Medicine to Climate: Understanding the World Through Statistics," the fourth and final lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."What: This informative lecture will focus...

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

Feb. 24, 2016- 
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 38th 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 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to...

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...

Lecture series highlights women in STEM

Jan. 25, 2016- 
LIVERMORE, California — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series "Science on Saturday" returns Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 27. The series will offer four lectures with the theme "Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)."The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are...

Registration opens Jan. 26 for Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 21, 2016- 
The 38th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.Registration for the conference opens Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. for Tri-Valley students, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. for all students outside of the Tri-Valley area. Registration is limited to the...

Event inspires girls to have fun with science

Oct. 16, 2015- 
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was a fitting motto for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where more than 400 young women, donning yellow-shirts and matching shades, converged on the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton on Saturday, Oct. 10, excited to see science in action.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by Lawrence Livermore...

Meet Jasmine Bowers: future educator

Oct. 6, 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...

Meet Alison Dreyfuss: future nuclear physicist

Sept. 18, 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...

Lab scientist receives chemical society award

Sept. 2, 2015- 
Laboratory geochemist Annie Kersting, who serves as the director of the Lab’s Glenn T. Seaborg Institute, has been selected to receive the 2016 American Chemical Society’s Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal for distinguished service to chemistry.The medal recognizes outstanding scientific achievement, leadership and service to chemistry by women and is a national award open to all chemists...

Meet Kim Danny: future environmental scientist

July 17, 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...

Meet Dayanara Lebron: future biostatistician

July 2, 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...

Breyer named an HR Rising Star for 2015

June 11, 2015- 
Renée Breyer, deputy associate director for the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently named an HR Rising Star for 2015 by Human Resources Executive Magazine.In its 10th annual competition, Human Resource Executive Magazine sought nominations for HR professionals near the top of their organization's human...

Researcher receives 'Millennial Leader' award

May 12, 2015- 
Monica Moya, an early career biomedical engineer researcher in the Materials Engineering Division, was recognized with a Millennial Leader Award at the EmpowHer Institute’s Rising Stars Awards event held last month in Hollywood, California.This prestigious award acknowledges women under 40 who demonstrate promise as future decision-makers, have demonstrated excellence in their professional...

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...

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...