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Meet Kim Danny: future environmental scientist

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 Brandon Pitts: future cyber specialist

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 Dayanara Lebron: future biostatistician

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 John McCrea: future aerospace 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)…

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…

Lawrence Livermore climate scientist earns Early Career Research award

Lawrence Livermore’s Yunyan Zhang, a climate scientist in the cloud process group within the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division, has earned $2.5 million for research to improve the understanding of how soil moisture and surface diversity affect cloud formation and precipitation. As the recipient of the Department of Energy Early Career Research Program (ECRP), Zhang…

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…

Energy secretary honors LLNL climate scientist

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has awarded LLNL climate scientist David Bader with a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for his leadership of the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) project.The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department's highest form of non-monetary employee recognition. Individual and team awardees are selected by the Secretary of Energy.William…

Students enjoy 'phenomenal' day at the Lab

The Laboratory hosted 14 students, ranging in age from middle school to college, from Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech) last week for a full day of presentations and tours. Green Tech is a non-profit community-based organization in Sacramento charged with providing middle and high school students and young adults from economically disadvantaged…

Students visit Lab for Job Shadow Day

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Office of the Chief Information Officer and Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) hosted 60 students and teachers for the third annual Information Technology (IT) Job Shadow Day on Wednesday. It was a fun-filled day for 60 high school students from schools in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, Alameda and one student from South Lake…

Remembering Dick Post's life and career

Livermore scientist Dick Post had some of the most productive years of his career after he reached 90 years of age — long after the vast majority of researchers retire.Few scientists have had a career as long as Post's. He joined a national laboratory within weeks of its founding and then worked faithfully, day in and day out, for 63 years — the Laboratory’s entire history…

First lady recognizes efforts to hire veterans

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was in the spotlight Thursday at an event celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Joining Forces Initiative, where new commitments were announced to ensure that every veteran and military family has an opportunity to achieve their career aspirations.Approximately 100 people attended the event held at Micron Technology in…

Georgetown students visit Lawrence Livermore for training in emergency management

Several dozen Georgetown University graduate students acquired a small part of their education during a recent visit to LLNL. Participating in Georgetown’s one-year master’s program in emergency and disaster management, the students spent a week at Lawrence Livermore and found the Lab’s programs and technologies to be educationally helpful and valuable to the nation. "The…

The accidental entrepreneur

Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs_______________Martin Casado considers himself to be an accidental entrepreneur.The 38-year-old Bay Area tech executive went from a research career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to a doctorate at Stanford University, to starting and selling a company and finally to his current…

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…

Cycletrons founder Darrel Lager to retire from LLNL (but not cycling)

Cycling may well have saved Darrel Lager’s life.At a family gathering to watch football in winter 2013, Lager suffered cardiac arrest. Alert family members recognized the signs as Lager lay asleep on a couch turning blue and provided CPR until medics arrived. He spent 48 hours in a hypothermic coma and had a stent inserted into his left artery to ensure blood circulation…

Conner receives Alumni Professional Achievement Award

Harold Conner Jr., associate director of Facilities and Infrastructure (F&I) within the Operations and Business (O&B) Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently presented with the Alumni Professional Achievement Award from his alma mater, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).This prestigious award recognizes alumni who have…

Baylis named new director of Diversity Programs

Tony Baylis has been named the new director of the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs (OSDP). Baylis' appointment began earlier this month.Since joining LLNL in 2005 as a program manager in the Computation Directorate, Baylis has been a key leader for workforce, recruitment and diversity efforts. Computation Associate Director Dona Crawford praised Baylis'…

LLNL hosts plasma physics summer school

Three students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participated in a two-week plasma physics summer school at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The course, "Introduction to the Analysis of Spectra from High-Temperature Plasmas," was a concentrated introduction to the study of astrophysical plasmas, magnetic fusion plasmas and laser…

Three veterans complete summer internships at Lawrence Livermore

Howard "Chuck" Lattin, Logan Bekker and Jacob Akers spent their adult lives serving their country. This summer, the three veterans got a chance to do an internship at a place that's also dedicated to serving its country: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).A partnership with Las Positas College and East Bay Community Services enabled them to become the first…