Topic: Outreach

In this episode (32:00), LLNL's Jeff Hittinger talks about scientific success, leadership, and the tricks he’s cultivated for communicating science to broader audiences through the Livermore Ambassador Lecture series.

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More than 100 LLNL staff and students gathered virtually for the first session of a new career panel series inspired by the annual Women in Data Science conference and sponsored by the Data Science Institute.

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Brian Gallagher works on applications of machine learning for a variety of science and national security questions. He’s also a group leader, student mentor, and the new director of LLNL’s Data Science Challenge.

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The Data Science Institute's seminar series has transitioned to a virtual format, and a playlist of recently recorded seminars is available on the Livermore Lab Events YouTube channel.

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The Department of Energy recently published a blog post celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, featuring LLNL Computing employee Jeene Villanueva.

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In a talk recorded for the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Computing principal deputy associate director and ECP deputy director Lori Diachin describes the ECP’s goals and the Laboratory's role.

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Computing relies on engineers like Stephanie Brink to keep the legacy codes running smoothly. “You’re only as fast as your slowest processor or your slowest function,” says Brink, who works in CASC. By analyzing a legacy code’s performance, Brink and her team can reduce the amount of time it takes to run and allow for more critical science to be accomplished.

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Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, LLNL’s 4th Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event brought women together to discuss successes, opportunities and challenges of being female in a mostly male field.

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Jeene Villanueva, LLNL computer scientist and group leader, represented the Lab at the 2021 Lab Manager Diversity Digital Summit, "Building Better Labs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."

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The first-ever virtual Girls Who Code – "Big" program (a collaboration between LLNL, the Livermore Lab Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District) recently wrapped up.

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At the 2020 LLNL Computing Virtual Expo, Marisa Torres described the Girls Who Code program’s activities, how it's closing the technology gender gap, and ways to get involved.

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Nisha Mulakken is advancing COVID-19 R&D and mentoring the next generation. “The opportunities we are exposed to early in our careers can shape the limits we place on ourselves and our approaches to challenges we encounter throughout our careers,” she says.

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LLNL’s Computing Directorate heads to the 32nd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC20) held virtually on November 9–19. Although the format is different this year, we’re turning out in full force.

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More than 150 girls participated in the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) conference via Zoom last month. LLNL Computing staff were among the online speakers.

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LLNL will provide significant computing resources to students and faculty from 9 universities that were newly selected for participation in the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP).

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Many LLNL women and allies attend Grace Hopper Celebration every year to learn, to network, and to be inspired.

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Held in early March, the WiDS Livermore event featured four technical talks from LLNL data scientists.

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The university and LLNL lay the groundwork for a direct pipeline between the two, opening a door to research collaborations as well as job and internship opportunities for students and alumni.

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Rachael Lemos is a software developer in Computing’s Applications, Simulations, & Quality Division, or ASQ. She’s a great example of the Lab’s student success, as she was a summer intern before landing a full-time job.

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Computing staff participate in several education and outreach programs in the local community with support from a new LLNL funding program.

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LLNL’s Computing Directorate will descend upon the 2019 Supercomputing Conference. Find us at tutorials, workshops, panels, poster/paper sessions (with a Best Paper finalist), and the Job Fair.

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Two LLNL computer scientists with promising technologies have taken part in a national organization’s commercialization program that pairs researchers with entrepreneurs.

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LLNL’s Data Science Institute hosted its second annual workshop with the University of California, emphasizing key challenges with machine learning and artificial intelligence in scientific research.

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The Data Science Institute co-sponsored the women's lunch at the 2019 Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Alyson Fox and Amanda Minnich discussed LLNL's diversity and inclusion efforts.

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LLNL computer scientist Stephen Herbein (pictured at right, above) was a student volunteer during his first SC conference. Now he's on the planning committee.

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