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SIX HUNDRED GIRLS IN GRADES 6-12 TO ATTEND 23rd ANNUAL EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE

March 7, 2002- 
What: This one-day conference for 6th through 12th grade young women is designed to foster their interest in science and mathematics through positive, hands-on experiences, as well as interaction with positive role models, particularly women who are active in science- and math-related careers. At the conference, the young women will attend two hands-on workshops, career...

Center For Adaptive Optics Invites Private Industry to Join Advisory Board

March 7, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a key partner in the University of California Santa Cruz-based Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO), invite industry and investor leaders to join an Industrial Advisory Board. The 4-year-old CfAO is a National Science Foundation and Technology Center and is made up of 25 participating institutions including...

LLNL Hosts Discussion on Better Materials to Reduce the Threat From Terrorism

Feb. 20, 2002- 
What: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will host a talk entitled "Materials for Antiterrorism and Other Critical National Needs." Who: Toni Grobstein Marechaux of the National Research Council and director of the National Materials Advisory Board When: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. Where: Building 543, Auditorium, LLNL NOTE The talk, sponsored by the...

Dr. John Marburger, Science Advisor to the President of the United States, to Visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Feb. 15, 2002- 
Wednesday February 20th Director’s Distinguished Lecture "Science-Based Science Policy for the National Laboratories" 3:30 p.m. Press Availability 4:30 p.m Who: John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to The President and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy What: Marburger will make his first visit to LLNL for an overview of a number of the Lab’s science programs...

Laboratory Earns Marks of Outstanding In Science, Operations and Management

Feb. 15, 2002- 
  Chart in PDF: DOE/LLNL Appendix F ratings: FY01 For the first time ever, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has achieved an overall rating of "outstanding," as assessed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 2000 to Sept. 30, 2001, includes appraisals of the Lab’s performance in three areas —...

Researchers Create Simulation Of Chemical/Biological Release In Salt Lake City As Precautionary Measure

Feb. 15, 2002- 
  LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a three-dimensional simulation of how a biological or chemical release could spread in and around Salt Lake City. The simulation was not created in response to any known threat. But rather, it was made to display how a dangerous airborne substance would flow through downtown buildings in Salt...

Lasers point way to astronomical phenomena

Feb. 15, 2002- 
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Laboratory physicist Bruce Remington will discuss this and other findings this...

Lab earns overall grade of outstanding for science, management, operations

Feb. 15, 2002- 
For the first time ever, the Laboratory has achieved an overall rating of "outstanding," as assessed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 2000, to Sept. 30, 2001, includes appraisals of the Lab’s performance in three areas — institutional Laboratory management, science...

Here's your chance to join the parade in honor of Lab's 50th

Feb. 15, 2002- 
All the world loves a parade, or at least that’s how we feel in the Tri-Valley. In the next several months, there will be parades aplenty in communities such as Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville — and the Lab with be there. But we need your help. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Laboratory will put together a special...

New thin-film fuel cell packs powerful boost for consumer electronics

Feb. 15, 2002- 
The LLNL Center for Microtechnology Engineering has developed and demonstrated a laboratory prototype miniature thin-film fuel cell power source, which provides portable electrical power for a range of consumer electronics. With the LLNL fuel cell, a typical cell phone battery could be projected to last more than 300 percent longer...

Livermore Lab Physicist to Discuss Exploration ofSupernovae, Black Holes, New Planets and Beyond UsingLaboratory Astrophysics

Feb. 14, 2002- 
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Bruce Remington will be discussing this and other findings (Feb. 16) at 4:30 p.m. EST...

LLNL Develops Powerful New Rechargable Battery

Feb. 12, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a laboratory prototype miniature thin-film fuel cell power source, which provides portable electrical power for a range of consumer electronics. With the LLNL fuel cell, a typical cell phone battery could be projected to last more than 300 percent longer, extending standby time...

Laboratory Scientists to Offer Ways Science and Technology Collaboration Can Advance Regional Security in Central Asia

Feb. 12, 2002- 
Advancing regional security in Central Asia through scientific and technical collaboration will be the subject of a congressional workshop conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Thursday, Feb. 14, in Washington D.C. Gen. Anthony Zinni, former head of the U.S. Central Command, will be a featured speaker at the presentation co-hosted by Reps. Curt Weldon of...

Technology will be used at 2002 Winter Olympics

Feb. 8, 2002- 
The results of the work, by researchers at Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories, will form part of the security network at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. "The events of Sept. 11 have demonstrated the importance of taking the bio-threat seriously," said Gen. John Gordon, administrator of the National Nuclear...

FY2003 budget request calls for stronger foundation to ensure energy security

Feb. 8, 2002- 
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham released the DOE/NNSA Fiscal Year 2003 Budget request to Congress Monday, calling the plan a blueprint to "build a stronger foundation for energy security in the 21st century." The budget request of $21.9 billion will deliver concrete benefits, fulfilling the Bush administration’s commitment to ensuring national...

Duo sets their sights on Olympic biathlon

Feb. 8, 2002- 
They won’t be winning any medals, but if you watch closely, you might see Lab employees Paul McCandless and Jill Farrell at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. McCandless, a senior engineering associate in the New Technologies and Engineering Division, and his wife Farrell, who works in Plant Engineering, have headed...

Lab looks into expansion of biodetection capabilities

Feb. 8, 2002- 
The Laboratory is exploring the possibility of adding new facilities to expand its role in the area of biological science and biodetection. "Experiments on a wider array of microorganisms will not only help the Lab further develop much-needed biodetection capabilities, but learn more about emerging diseases," said Page Stoutland, R Division...

Astronaut duo lands at Laboratory

Feb. 2, 2002- 
When it comes to spaceflight, astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Jeff Wisoff have just about seen it all. These days they are firmly grounded back on earth, both nurturing careers at the Lab and about to embark on their next adventure (you’ll have to keep reading to find what that is). Last fall, Jernigan and Wisoff, who are married, decided they’d had...

Espionage happens — so play it SAFE

Feb. 2, 2002- 
The Bay Area and LLNL are wonderfully diversified, with many people from many countries enriching our professional and personal lives. The environment in which we work, live and play puts us in frequent contract with people from other countries. This is a good thing. It’s such a good thing that we routinely and consistently travel to...

Glenn Mara Curriculum Vitae

Feb. 1, 2002- 
      News release          PROFILE: An experienced scientific/engineering leader with demonstrated skills, knowledge, and ability in technical, line, and program management. Specific expertise in the national security arena, engineering design and manufacture, field experiments, remote technical operations, and chemistry and materials science. EDUCATION: 1970-1971 : Master of Science Degree...