At Lawrence Livermore every employee is valued. Lawrence Livermore's employees often go the "extra mile" after work by helping the community, teaching, competing in sports and hobbies, plus many other activities. Meet just a few of our outstanding summer students who worked at the Laboratory in 2015.


Valeria Santiago Morales

Valeria Santiago Morales is pursuing a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Myaguez Campus. After receiving her master’s she plans to join the workforce while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate in a field that combines structural engineering and materials science.

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Tsuyoshi Kohlgruber

Tsuyoshi Kohlgruber is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His hopes to work at Lawrence Livermore for a year or so and then pursue a graduate degree.



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Brittney Murray

Brittney Murray, a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is exploring the microbiome of the gut during her internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She will attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville in the fall and aspires to become a microbiologist studying infectious disease.

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John McCrea

John McCrea, a senior at Arizona State University majoring in aerospace engineering, has returned for his second summer internship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Dayanara Lebron

Dyanara Lebrom Aldea, a recent graduate from the Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in biomathematics, will continue her internship at Lawrence Livermore through January.

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Kim Danny

Kimberly Danny, a graduate student from the University of Arizona, aspires to become an environmental scientist.


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For more student bios, see the Summer Student Spotlight series.


Research at LLNL

Lab Employees enjoy teaching about science in the community. Each year our scientists and engineers create a series of five free lectures and demonstrations targeted at middle and high school students. Topics are selected from the forefront of science and technology research in a variety of disciplines.

“Our Dark and Messy Universe: How One Particle Might Light the Way,” by Steve Asztalos of LLNL, and Tom Shefler, a Granada High School teacher, is the second lecture in the Science on Saturday series this year.

Watch this video to learn how for the first time in history, man has a detailed accounting of what makes up the universe. Yet, 95 percent of the universe defies detection. This lecture will explain how scientists have come to this understanding of the universe and what they think makes up about 25 percent of its mass.