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Firefighters free snow-stranded motorists

More than 100 motorists who were stranded on a snow-laden road in the Altamont Pass early Friday morning received a helping hand from firefighters housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Six firefighters aboard two engines rolled out of the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) Station 20 at about 4:50 a.m. to respond to a call from a motorist whose car couldn’t…

Small business success story: Contractor GCJ graduates from the LLNS Mentor/Protégé Program

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has more than $1 billion in procurement needs each year, and employees may be surprised to hear that small businesses make up nearly 40% of that spending. Under guidance from the National Nuclear Security Administration, LLNL’s Small Business Program Office develops annual socioeconomic goals and takes necessary measures to…

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to showcase 3D printing technologies and applications

Who: Stan Hitomi, retired educator and district administrator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, will present “3D Printing: From Imagination to Realization” joined by a host of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists, including: Eric Duoss, Julie Mancini, Monica Moya, Dominique Porcincula, William Smith, Chris Spadaccini and Becca Walton…

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to discuss the capabilities and uses of supercomputing resources

Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Jane Herriman will be joined by Tracy High School biology teacher Erin McKay to present “Supersizing Computing: 70 Years of HPC.” The event is the third lecture in the 2023 series of Science on Saturdays lectures showcasing “70 Years of Science” at the Laboratory. What: This presentation will discuss how the ever…

NIF’s advances make Summer Scholar Program a coveted internship

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) recent scientific advances, including the achievement of fusion ignition in December, have increased interest among aspiring young scientists for the NIF&PS Summer Scholar Program. “That’s kind of the cool thing about this past year,” said Patrick Poole, the program director. “We had so…

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to discuss microalgae’s role in carbon cycling and sustainable biofuels

Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Xavier Mayali and Ty Samo will be joined by Tracy High School biology teacher Erin McKay to present “Small Algae, Big World: The Impact of Microalgae on Global Carbon Cycling and Sustainable Biofuels.” The event is the second lecture in the 2023 series of Science on Saturdays lectures showcasing “70 Years of…

All eyes on Rochelle Barker

Rochelle Barker grew up in Modesto, California, where she and her brother were raised by their grandmother. Two of the most important values that Barker learned from her grandmother were to work hard and to take care of those around you. “Grandma was a career waitress in a little truck shop on Interstate 5,” she said. “When I was 13, she paid me $20 a night to clear tables…

LLNL Director Kim Budil named to 'Power 100' list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Power 100, an inaugural list highlighting the top 100 business leaders in the Bay Area. The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to highlight leaders who are adeptly navigating their…

Lawrence Livermore’s Science on Saturday lecture series moves to Las Positas College

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25. The new location of the lecture series is the Mertes Theater, Building 4000 at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore. The series kicks off on Feb. 4 and offers four different lectures with the theme, “70 Years of Science…

Lawrence Livermore’s Discovery Center to reopen to visitors

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Discovery Center reopens to visitors on Feb. 1, after nearly three years of closure due to COVID-19. The Discovery Center’s reopening will feature facility renovations and a host of new exhibits related to the Laboratory’s research programs, institutional history and community role. Open to all ages, the Discovery Center…

Beating the odds: Former Energetic Materials Center intern named U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year

Second Lt. Hannah Fletcher, a 2021 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) summer intern, has been named the 2022 United States Air Force (USAF) Cadet of the Year. This award recognizes the best cadet in an Air Force commissioning program based on military performance, academics and physical fitness. LLNL’s ROTC internship…

All eyes on Tanim Islam

For Tanim Islam, a physicist in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Design Physics Division, mentorship means improving systems that serve as barriers to employees as they acclimate and begin to work. One of his passions is looking closely at whether employees have suitable structures to accomplish their tasks. “I make a point to talk to newer staff about what…

Lawrence Livermore National Security announces recipients of the 2022 Community Gift Program

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the contract manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has announced the recipients for the 2022 LLNS Community Gift Program. These gifts, totaling $200,000, reflect LLNS' commitment to local communities. LLNS received applications totaling more than $403,000 in requests. Thirty-four applications were…

Lawrence Livermore campaign again raises $3.6 million for non-profit organizations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.6 million to non-profit organizations via the annual employee charitable giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.6 million through payroll deduction with 100% of the funds…

Conference celebrates 30 years of inspiring girls toward careers in STEM

The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with the theme "STEM: It's Like Magic, but Real," on Saturday, Nov. 5, bringing more than 250 girls (and some boys) to the University of the Pacific (UOP) campus in Stockton to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Co-sponsored by Lawrence…

First-ever LLNL career fair overflows with applicants

As Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recruits top talent for more than 500 open positions across all directorates and disciplines, hundreds of LLNL hopefuls lined up around the outside of the building and down the sidewalk on Wednesday to enter the Lab’s first-ever onsite career fair. Interest in joining the Lab is high, especially with layoffs affecting many…

Lab employees impact the community through charitable giving

Since 1974, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign has provided employees with the opportunity to donate to their favorite nonprofits. Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), which manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, adds up to $1 million, amplifying the…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host career fair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue bold and innovative science and technology, finding solutions to some of the greatest security challenges facing the nation and the world — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 500 open positions, LLNL is hosting its first-ever on-site career…

Registration deadline extended for San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference

The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference has extended the deadline for registration to Wednesday, Oct. 26. This is the first time since 2019 that SJEYH will be held in person and organizers are hoping to reach pre-pandemic registration numbers.This year marks the 30-year anniversary of SJEYH, an annual conference geared toward young women in grades 6-12,…

LLNL celebrates making the impossible possible during 70th anniversary event

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, more than 5,000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees gathered to celebrate the Lab’s 70th anniversary. Throughout the first-ever Employee Engagement Day, dozens of the Lab’s facilities and programs opened their doors for employees to get a close-up look at LLNL’s cutting-edge science and technology. It was a celebration of making the…