The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory located in the city of Livermore, California East of the San Francisco Bay area. The STAR program came to life at Livermore Lab in the summer of 2007 through the vision of a research scientist and with the help of the National Science Foundation and the California State University system. Today, Livermore Labs continues to be the flagship of the STAR program with nearly a hundred research placements to date. In operation since 1952, Livermore Labs has applied cutting edge science and technology to enhance national security.
What type of work is done at Livermore Labs?
Livermore Labs has earned a reputation of the Laboratory of choice for science and technology solutions to the most pressing national and global security problems. Teams of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and other researchers work together in multidisciplinary teams to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs that find solutions to critical problems of national and global importance. Livermore is also home to the "Crown Joule" of laser science, the National Ignition Facility (NIF).
Summer Research Opportunities:
LLNL will again be offering several STAR Fellowships in biological, physical, computational, and engineering fields. Fellows working on biological projects will be expected to participate in a training and outreach program during the first week of your fellowship. If you are interested in a STAR Fellowship at LLNL, keep an eye on this page. We will update it with additional project information as it becomes available.
Previous summer research at LLNL Includes:
- Radiocarbon Isotopic Classification of Deep Tropical Forest Soils, Brooke Butler, Karis J. McFarlane, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, and Katherine A. Heckman
- Resolving Emission Lines of Sodiumlike Fe XVI Using EBIT, Sandi Lavito
- Characterization of putative Wnt3a-Inducible Enhancers, Katelynn C. Lee, Nicholas Hum, Aimy Sebastian, and Gabriela Loots
- The Effect of Environmental Selection Pressure on the Rate of Recombination to an Advantageous Receptor Mutation in Bovine Coronavirus, Gavin Schroter, Sally Hall, Mona Hwang, and Monica Borucki
- Visit the Cal Poly Digital Commons to browse previous STAR Fellow's projects at this site.
Where is LLNL?