April 30, 2024
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STEM Day Students Tour NIF

By Abel Morelos

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) welcomed more than 200 students and chaperones from the Central Valley to ‘STEM Day at the Lab’ on Friday, April 19. STEM Day is a biannual daylong interactive event focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities for students (grades 5-8) from underserved communities. The event marked an opportunity for the Laboratory to engage students with creative career opportunities and inspire them to think of STEM fields in a different way. This year, STEM Day showcased the newest National Ignition Facility (NIF) comic book.

As soon as the students arrived, the Lab bustled with activity. Students represented four school districts: Manteca Unified School District, Modesto Unified School District, Stockton Unified School District and Tracy Unified School District. For many students, it was their first time visiting and touring a scientific institution like LLNL.  Read More...