Scholar Tours

The NIF and Photon Science Directorate Student Scholar Program

Opportunities to discover and engage with cutting-edge scientific facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area are one of the key benefits of a summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. LLNL itself boasts several world-class high power laser facilities--including the NIF, the largest laser in the world--some of the world's most powerful computers, and a variety of other facilities to perform cutting edge science in our National interest. Beyond the Lab, though, the Bay Area is a hotbed for scientific research with laboratories like SLAC and LBNL as well as the myriad software and engineering company facilities intrinsic to Silicon Valley. We hope you take advantage of the unique summer scholar opportunities to learn more about these places and the work they perform!

2021 Virtual Tours

Goddard Space Flight Center (Virtual Tour)

Goddard is a place where a mission can go from start to finish: from planning to building to testing and even launching. Goddard is also involved in nearly every NASA science mission involving Earth science. 
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LLNL Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (Virtual Tour)

Our new Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML) brings together science and engineering expertise, leading-edge technology, academic partners, and industry experience under one roof. 
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Berkeley Lab (Virtual Tour)

The virtual tour will highlight these U.S. Department of Energy National User Facilities: the Molecular Foundry, the Advanced Light Source, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). 
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