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Breyer named an HR Rising Star for 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…

Community Gift Program accepting applications

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2015.LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations…

Researcher receives 'Millennial Leader' award

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…

Teacher Research Academy registration open

LIVERMORE, California – Registration is now open for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2015 Teacher Research Academy (TRA). The TRA offers middle and high school science teachers and community college faculty a professional development curriculum during the summer months at the Edward Teller Education Center at LLNL. Teachers are given the opportunity to…

'Science On Screen' pairs menacing microbes lecture with the film 'Contagion'

Who: The second in the Science on Screen series features Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) biomedical scientist Beth Vitalis, who will present "Menacing Microbes: Protein Models Reveal Secrets." Vitalis has provided guidance of bioinformatics efforts supporting pathogen detection and characterization for numerous sponsors, including the Centers for Disease…

Conference provides girls a peek into their future

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…

'Science on Saturday' lecture to explore computer simulations of earthquakes

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…

Las Positas College to host annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' conference

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 37th 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 math and science. This year’s theme is "A…

DOE video series features Livermore analyst

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…

Lawrence Livermore National Security donates $40,000 to area school districts

Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), the entity that manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, has donated $40,000 to local school districts in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.The checks were delivered during an installment of LLNL’s Science on…

'Science On Saturday' to explore groundwater and the impacts of drought and climate change

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…

'Science On Saturday' to explore green power

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…

Media advisory: 'Science On Saturday' lecture to explore shale gas

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…

Registration opens Jan. 27 for Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 27, for the 37th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Registration is limited to the first 300 students. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 13. The annual daylong event is held…

Colleges, labs develop STEM core curriculum

The success of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Engineering Technology Program to educate veterans for technical careers has inspired a statewide push to create an educational core curriculum to prepare junior college students for technical jobs at California’s national labs. The core curriculum being designed by a consortium of community colleges, national labs…

Registration opens for annual San Joaquin 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Registration is open for the 22nd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Registration is limited to the first 550 registrants. This popular daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-12, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and…

STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

The Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories employ brilliant minds, addressing the greatest science and technology issues facing our planet from climate change and energy solutions to space exploration to national security. Amid these are three nuclear weapons laboratories that share the critical responsibilities of ensuring the safety, security and effectiveness…

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

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…

UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

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…

Lawrence Livermore information technology job shadow day a hit

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…