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Purpose and sacrifice mark offsite assignment

When Daryl Boyer was asked to lend his technical expertise to help shape the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, he knew it meant relocating to Omaha, Nebraska, without his parents and children. But the challenge called him and the timing was right. He acted decisively. Boyer is an LLNL engineer on assignment to the Global Strike Capabilities Division of the U.S…

Brannan selected as chief financial officer

Chris Brannan has been selected as the chief financial officer (CFO) for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, effective May 29, Lab Director Bill Goldstein announced.Brannan was selected for this senior leadership position through a broad national search. As the CFO, he will oversee LLNL’s $1.6 billion annual budget and will provide management and leadership for a staff…

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two STEM mentors

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting employees of Asian heritage, specifically focused on the employees’ educational background, work at the lab and volunteer efforts.This profile features two…

Undergrad collaborations prime hiring pipeline

Opportunities for students to garner experience from leaders in their fields are few and far between, but Brigham Young University (BYU) and Lawrence Livermore have created one such collaboration.Through a program established this year with the help of Livermore’s Benjy Grover, computer science students in BYU’s undergraduate big data science capstone course connect with…

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Meet two computer scientists

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Council (APAC) and the Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are spotlighting a few employees of Asian heritage, focusing on educational background, work at the Lab and volunteer efforts. This profile features two computer scientists…

Researcher cracks top 10 in 'most creative' list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist Dawn Shaughnessy has been named No. 9 on Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2016.Shaughnessy is the principal investigator of the Heavy Element Group, where she has worked as a nuclear and radiochemist since 2002. In December 2015, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry added three new…

LLNL energy guru returns from Washington

Julio Friedmann never tired of seeing the monuments, memorials, the Capitol, the Mall, meetings in the West Wing of the White House and other historic buildings. As principal deputy assistant secretary for Fossil Energy for the Department of Energy since November 2013, Friedmann was on assignment in Washington, D.C., from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He returned…

DOE awards grants to early-career researchers

The Department of Energy on Tuesday named two Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists among the winners of the prestigious DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program (ECRP) awards, granting them up to $500,000 per year for five years.Félicie Albert, an experimental plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility and expert in ultrafast X-ray sources and…

Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from veterans engineering program

Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans with a mission in mind: to build his skills and eventually land a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.On Tuesday, Diaz was among eight student-veterans honored as the first graduating class of the academic program, a…

Forbes: LLNL among America's best employers

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was named to the 2016 Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers, ranking No. 102 out of 500 employers that made the cut and the only national laboratory on the list. This ranking places LLNL among the top 10 employers in the San Francisco Bay Area and among the top 12 in government services nationwide.The list, published in…

Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Meet two mid-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, specifically focused on the employees' educational background, work at the Lab, perspective on engaging under…

Lawrence Livermore physicist receives Presidential honor

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) physicist Tammy Ma has been selected for a 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE), one of 106 recipients nationwide and one of 13 from the Department of Energy. The awardees will be honored in a ceremony later this year.Ma was recognized for her "innovation and leadership in quantifying…

Lawrence Livermore to hold career fair

Want to work on the cutting edge of science and technology while staying close to home? The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is looking for local technicians, machinists and tradespeople to attend a Career Fair on March 10 at the Robert Livermore Community Center in Livermore.Lab recruiters expect to fill at least 80 jobs in areas such as information…

Lab engineers, local high school students to engage in live video chat via Google Hangout

To celebrate National Engineers Week and the City of Livermore declaring February as Science and Engineering Month, three Lab engineers will take part in a live Google Hangout with local high school students on Tuesday.Engineers Julie Jackson, Monica Moya and Vanessa Tolosa will speak to students at Livermore and Granada high schools about their work in 3D printing,…

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…

Moniz awards Ian Hutcheon memorial fellowship

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last Thursday awarded the first Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) fellowship in honor of the late Ian Hutcheon, a longtime nuclear forensics expert at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to Thomas Gray.Gray serves as a nonproliferation graduate fellow in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense…

Lawrence Livermore supervisors recognized with Patriot Award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, recently recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Roger Rocha and Mark Zagar with Patriot Awards.The ESGR Patriot Award recognizes supervisors for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employees participating in America’s…

60 years of service to the nation

After finishing his education in physics at Sacramento State, Dan Patterson applied at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the recommendation of his adviser. As part of his interview, he worked on a few physics problems and filled out paperwork for a potential clearance. Six weeks later, he finally got a call asking him to report to work. It was 1955. Little did he…

Lab scientist honored by Stanford University

A Lab scientist whose ties as a student, researcher and alumnus with Stanford University span six decades has been honored by the Bay Area university.LLNL materials scientist Troy Barbee Jr. was one of four Stanford graduates inducted into the university’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame (MAHF) recently during a ceremony at the Tresidder Memorial Union.Barbee was…

Veteran interns get taste of 'dream' jobs at LLNL

Growing up in Livermore, Frankie Stoneham never pictured herself as an engineer. She didn’t particularly like math and, like many military veterans, wasn’t sure what she wanted to do once her service ended.But over this past summer, Stoneham, a first-year student at Las Positas College and former Army specialist deployed to Iraq, heard about the school’s Engineering…