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LLNL summer career fair welcomes more than 1,000 attendees

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently welcomed 1,087 attendees to learn about career opportunities across the Laboratory. Notably, attendance increased more than 130% compared to the 2022 career fair event. Attendees were welcomed by more than 250 LLNL employees to an engaging career fair experience at the University of California Livermore Collaboration…

Lawrence Livermore celebrates employees with 50-plus years of service

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently honored a unique cohort of Laboratory employees: those who have worked at the Lab for more than 50 years, including those who will reach this milestone by the end of the year. The first-of-its-kind ceremony recognized the group’s incredible contributions over decades of commitment to the Lab’s missions. “It is amazing…

The drive to break a swimming record

Five-time Olympic trials competitor Brandon Fischer knows how to persevere. As one of the oldest competitors in this year’s Olympic trials, the Lawrence Livermore Natonal Laboratory mechanical technologist at the Jupiter Laser Facility broke the 35-39 Masters World Record in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events. Fischer’s first foray into the water was in the …

Meet LLNL: Mechanical Engineer David Lewis

David Lewis is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. He came out at the age of 28 after growing up attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The best way I can describe how I felt growing up is like the Book of Mormon Broadway musical,” he said. “In the musical, actors talk about when you have thoughts and feelings that you’re not supposed to have, they…

Three selected as Graduate Student Research program recipients

Three graduate students have earned Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program awards to perform their doctoral dissertation research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The prestigious award helps cover living expenses and travel for 60 students from universities across the nation. Their proposed research projects…

Finding Livermore: Employees share their LLNL origin stories

With more than 70 years of history and nearly 9,000 current employees, it is not uncommon for several generations of family members to have worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). For those employees with parents or grandparents preceding them, a career at the Laboratory was not in their original plans. In fact, before coming to LLNL, many do not realize…

Meet LLNL: systems administrator Patrick Craig

When Patrick Craig joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in April 2021, he welcomed the opportunity to engage with employee resource groups (ERGs) he identifies with and reconnect with his own identities. Craig is a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and current member of the U.S. Navy Reserves. One of the things he appreciates about being at LLNL is the…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host summer career fair 2024

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue big ideas using innovative science and technology to meet the national security mission and make the world a better place — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 150 open positions, LLNL is hosting a summer on-site career fair to share…

Register now for the LLNL Teacher Research Academy

Registration for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) 2024 Teacher Research Academy (TRA) is now open. The TRA offers middle-school, high-school and community-college faculty a unique professional development experience through LLNL. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge scientific research conducted at the Laboratory and experience…

Lawrence Livermore honored as one of Glassdoor's 2024 'Best-Led Companies'

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been named a winner of Glassdoor’s inaugural award for Best-Led Companies 2024 in the United States. This award honors companies with exceptional senior leadership teams that go above and beyond to redefine the employee experience. Unlike other workplace awards, Glassdoor’s awards rely on input over the past year from…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 4-Star Employer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes organizations committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. LLNL is one of 285 organizations recognized for 2024. See the full slate of…

LLNL’s Kate Elder honored with Fulbright foreign scholarship

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) materials scientist Kate Elder has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and will conduct research in Finland. Elder’s project, “Establishing Process-Structure Links During Additive Manufacturing of High Entropy Alloys,” will lead to the manufacture of lighter and stronger parts, perfect for high-temperature applications…

LLNL’s Raspberry Simpson named Kavli Fellow

Raspberry Simpson, a Lawrence Fellow in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate, has been named a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Kavli Fellow. As a new Kavli fellow, Simpson participated recently in the annual NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium in Irvine, California. NAS invited…

WiDS Livermore conference attendees network, share research and absorb wisdom

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently hosted its 7th annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference for data scientists, industry professionals, recent graduates and others interested in the field. As an independent satellite of the global WiDS conference celebrating International Women’s Day, the Livermore hybrid event was held to highlight the work and…

Meet LLNL: Training Specialist Lauren Perry

For Lauren Perry, a multifaceted career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has allowed her to embrace new opportunities in the workplace, all while managing parenthood with her husband. Perry is a mother of two children and is a training specialist within the Human Resources Workforce Development Division. Since joining LLNL in 2016, Perry has taken on…

Registration now open for all LLNL summer education programs

Registration is now open for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) summer science education programs. Programming for summer 2024 includes hands-on experiences for students that relate to several LLNL research themes. STEM with phones | July 15-19, onsite (Livermore Valley Open Campus) This free, week-long workshop will draw on high-school students’ critical…

San Francisco Business Times names LLNL Director Kim Budil to ‘Power 100’ list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been named to the “Power 100” list by the San Francisco Business Times, highlighting the top business leaders in the Bay Area. This is the second year that Budil has been selected for this recognition. The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to…

Lab employees recognized with Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, participating in five project teams, recently earned Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary’s Honor Awards. In addition, Karin King of the Livermore Field Office was honored for her role in the Leadership in Climate Action Team. Representing some of the highest internal, non-monetary recognition that DOE employees and…

Lawrence Livermore’s popular 'Science on Saturday' lecture series returns to Las Positas College

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24. The series offers four different lectures with the theme, “Magic of Materials.” Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by high-school science teachers. Below is the schedule of lectures, which can also be…

Lawrence Livermore makes Glassdoor’s 2024 ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2024. This is the fifth award the Laboratory has earned in Glassdoor’s award program since its inception in 2009. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 16th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide…