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Lawrence Livermore’s popular 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns to Las Positas College

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24. The series offers four different lectures with the theme, “Magic of Materials.” Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by high-school science teachers. Below is the schedule of lectures, which can also be…

All eyes on Lauren Sylvia Abrahams

Lauren Sylvia Abrahams’ upbringing in a Mexican Jewish household shaped how she interacts and works with people by having a better understanding of their lived and learned experiences. Abrahams’ biracial and multiethnic background and passion for higher education have been the foundational pillars of her interest and work in inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability …

Register now for the annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Registration is open and spaces are filling up fast for the 26th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 21, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. SJEYH is a popular daylong event, serving young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering…

Lawrence Livermore's popular lecture series returns to Chabot Space and Science Center

LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns to the Chabot Space and Science Center Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m., located at 10,000 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland. The series will offer two different lectures, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10, with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is targeted to…

'Science on Saturday' lecture to discuss improving health through spectrometry

WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Mike Malfatti, along with teacher Katherine Huang of Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Biomedical Acceleratory Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One Atom at a Time," the second lecture in the 2018 Science on Saturday lineup that is part of Livermore’s Science and Engineering Month. The series theme is "Marvelous Machines…

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school…

LLNL's popular lecture series highlighting 'Ingenious Inventions' premieres in Oakland

LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," premieres Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Chabot Space and Science Center, located at 10,000 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland. The series will offer two different lectures, one each on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, with the theme "Ingenious Inventions." Each lecture…

Lab engages girls at San Joaquin STEM event

The Laboratory participated in an educational outreach event held last month titled, "Engaging Girls in STEM: Making a Connection for Action," at the San Joaquin County Office of Education facility in Stockton. More than 300 young women in grades 6-12 attended the program, which is part of a statewide initiative to encourage young girls and women to pursue education and…

STEM Day at the Lab gives underserved students a taste of the wonders of science

Before 13-year-old Elijah Brown started classes at Willie Brown Middle School, he’d had little access to computers and science labs. Led by his natural curiosity about how smartphones worked, he developed an interest in computer coding, a spark he carried to his school in San Francisco, which is focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). See photos…

'Science on Saturday' final lecture explores building better nano-bots for health, energy

Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 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 fourth and final lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."What: This informative and entertaining lecture…

Register now for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Register now for the 24th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers through hands-on workshops to increase interest in and foster awareness of STEM (science, technology,…

Meet John (Jack) Dubil: Software engineer

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…

Meet Emily Craig: future computer scientist

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 fields during the summer academic break. This year, LLNL expects to welcome more than 900 students from universities nationwide and…

Michael Sherburne: future electrical engineer

Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory summer students. __________________ Meet: Michael Sherburne, future electrical engineer Hometown: Burke, Virginia University/educational background: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Major: Electrical Engineering Graduation year:…

Meet Erica West: future physicist

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…

Laboratory hosts underprivileged Bay Area youth for 'My Brother's Keeper' Day

Anthony Roy, an eighth-grader at Montera Middle School in Oakland, enjoys math and science, and besides dreaming of becoming a basketball star or lawyer, he wants to create his own smartphone apps.But his school doesn’t have the resources many other students take for granted, such as a computer or science lab, so Roy is hoping his visit to Lawrence Livermore Lab will…

Media advisory: Lab reaches out to disadvantaged youth with 'My Brother's Keeper'

Who: The Laboratory will host an encore ‘My Brother’s Keeper Lab Day’ event with approximately 160-170 students attending from school districts in San Francisco, Oakland, Mount Diablo, West Contra Costa, Richmond and Tracy.What: President Barack Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) initiative to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth,…

Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Meet two early career LLNL employees

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 of the Laboratory’s African American population, specifically focused on the employees’ educational background, work…

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

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…

Inspiring youth to pursue STEM education

Editor's Note: During the HOME Campaign, Public Affairs will run a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various nonprofit agencies. _______________ Networking always has been important to Darlene Yazzie, a facility coordinator in the Operations and Business Directorate’s Facility Management Division. "Networking – that…