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Lab entertains for Discovery Day at AT&T Park

More than 20,000 people packed into AT&T Park Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Festival’s Discovery Day, a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows.The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's weeklong science festivities, which featured more than 150 fun, interactive science and technology events. During the event, LLNL…

Lab engineer lauded for work with cystic fibrosis

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. ______________ A prominent and influential Bay Area nonprofit that provides funding for cystic fibrosis research recently handed a Lawrence Livermore Lab employee its top award for…

Unleash your inner scientist at AT&T Park on Saturday during the Bay Area Science Festival

Calling all budding scientists and engineers: The Bay Area Science Festival returns to AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 7.The 5th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park features hundreds of activities to test your knowledge of basic science and get up to your elbows in interactive experiments. Once again, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will have…

Educational pursuit benefits families in need

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. ______________ From finding solutions to complex IT problems at work to pursuing a degree while working full time and helping a charitable organization identify needs for community…

LLNS announces recipients of $100,000 Community Gift Program for 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2015 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $100,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities.LLNS received 78 applications totaling more than $695,000 in requests. Thirty-two applications were…

Event inspires girls to have fun with science

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was a fitting motto for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference, where more than 400 young women, donning yellow-shirts and matching shades, converged on the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton on Saturday, Oct. 10, excited to see science in action.The goal of the conference, which is co-sponsored by…

'Expanding Your Horizons' conference for girls comes to University of the Pacific on Saturday

Who: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science are co-sponsoring the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. See the website. What: The popular daylong conference introduces girls in grades 6-12 to a variety of challenging careers in science,…

Meet Jasmine Bowers: future educator

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 Valeria Santiago Morales: future 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…

Settlement reached in long-running lawsuit

The claims of 129 of the plaintiffs in the long-running lawsuit brought by 130 former workers against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been resolved through a settlement under which the Laboratory has agreed to pay the former employees a total of $37.25 million in contract damages. The lawsuit arose out of a 2008 workforce restructuring at the Laboratory, which…

Meet Christopher Hall: future IT manager

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 Alison Dreyfuss: future nuclear 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)…

Meet Peter De Vietien: future fusion 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 Tsuyoshi Kohlgruber: future researcher

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)…

Author of 'The Martian' thrills Lab employees

Imagine being inadvertently left for dead on Mars, completely alone and abandoned by your crew, with nothing but your wits and a scant amount of precious supplies to keep you alive.That’s the enthralling premise of the best-selling science-fiction survival novel and soon-to-be released motion picture, "The Martian," scheduled to run in theaters nationwide on Oct. 2.Amidst…

Native American students spend a day at LLNL as part of the Inter-Tribal Energy and Tech Tour

August marked the road trip of a lifetime for seven students (ages 13 to 18) from regional tribes. They traveled 3,500 miles through five Western states within one week to learn from state-of-the art organizations about energy, technology and partnerships.The Inter-Tribal Energy and Tech Tour is an annual summer camp, in its third year, coordinated by Redbridge, a Native…

Computation welcomes 2015 summer scholars

Summer at the Laboratory is marked by long days, scorching weather and a seasonal infusion of talented students and faculty members. This year, Computation’s Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) welcomed 165 summer scholars from 97 universities in 9 countries — the largest group yet. These scholars, selected from among 715 applicants, comprised four faculty…

LLNL mentors inaugural class of 'data heroes'

Data Heroes — able to leap stacks of data with a few lines of code — were in residence at Livermore this summer. With access to the Computation Directorate’s faster-than-a-speeding-bullet, more-powerful-than-a-locomotive high-performance computing systems, 20 interns came to Livermore to learn about and work on significant data science problems.Students in the inaugural…

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

Register now for the 23rd annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference on Saturday, Oct. 10, 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 to 12, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and math …

Cyber Defenders 'boot camp' prepares students for mission-critical roles in wake of OPM breach

Against the backdrop of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach, the 2015 edition of the Laboratory’s Cyber Defenders internship offers an especially compelling introduction to cybersecurity for students who may soon serve on the front lines of cyberdefense.Now in its sixth year, the Cyber Defenders summer internship program was founded by Celeste Matarazzo in 2009…