HiPACC Education/Public Outreach Press Room. From: LLNL

The Education/Public Outreach Press Room highlights opportunities made available to K-12 or university students or the general public, to learn more about astronomy and computational or data science in all fields, offered by the UC campuses and DOE laboratories comprising the UC-HiPACC consortium. The wording of the short summaries on this page is based on wording in the individual releases or on the summaries on the press release page of the original source. Images are also from the original sources except as stated. Press releases below appear in reverse chronological order (most recent first); they can also be displayed by UC campus or DOE lab by clicking on the desired venue at the bottom of the left-hand column.

July 14, 2014 — Labs, industry join forces to train cyber security specialists for nation’s critical cyber infrastructure

Labs+industry to train cyber-security defenders
LLNL 7/14/2014—Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is joining Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Bechtel BNI to train a new class of cyber defense professionals to protect the nation’s critical digital infrastructure. About 80 percent of the nation’s critical digital infrastructure and assets are owned and operated by private industry. The Bechtel-Lawrence Livermore-Los Alamos Cyber Career Development Program is designed to allow the national labs to recruit and rapidly develop cyber security specialists who can guide research at their respective institutions and create solutions that meet the cyber defense needs of private industry. The program will provide recruits with experience in the labs’ national defense research and development culture plus hands-on experience in Bechtel’s global cyber operations. The goal is to produce cyber defenders with first-hand knowledge of the security challenges faced by private industry, and the tools to address those problems.”

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January 15, 2014 — LLNL's Saturday lectures explore computational modeling

Science Saturday explores computational modeling
LLNL 1/15/1 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s popular lecture series, “Science on Saturday,” returns Feb. 1 and runs through March 1. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program. The series will offer four lectures with a theme of computational modeling. Topics include exploring nature via computer simulation; fusion modeling; menacing microbes; and simulating the human heart on the world's fastest supercomputer. The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are offered at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Each lecture highlights cutting-edge Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) science presented by leading Lab researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers.

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