WELCOME TO SPOTLIGHT

Welcome to the latest edition of Spotlight, a look at the people who make up Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

In this issue, we look at employees who came from foreign countries to work at a premier scientific institution such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Many of them first stepped foot in the United States as college students, but stayed and learned to live on their own in an alien land they only knew from television or stories they heard from family and friends already in the U.S.

Another profile takes a look at Lab Energy Program chief scientist Roger Aines, who along with his wife Amy, share why they decided to write a book about communicating science. Their book, “Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers,” published in January, already sold out once on Amazon.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Spotlight. We’d also like to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and suggestions, whether it’s what you like — or even if you don’t — about this magazine, or if there is something you would like to see in coming editions. You can reach us at pao [at] llnl.gov.

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Coming to America

As one of the premier scientific institutions in the country, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory attracts some of the most brilliant minds from all over the world. Some have traveled farther than others. Of the Lab’s nearly 7,000 employees, fewer than 300 are citizens of foreign countries.

Many of the Lab’s foreign nationals first stepped foot in the United States as college students, chasing their dreams of getting an elite education in America, seeking a fresh start, establishing their independence and learning to live on their own in an alien land they only knew from television or the stories they heard from family or friends already living in the U.S.

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Communicating like a champ

You can’t miss Roger Aines when he enters a room. With his quaff of white hair and notable mustache, it’s not just his look. He commands the room with his easy-going, confident personality.

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