Workshop info and Logistics:

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting was held October 1-2, 2018 at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Livermore, California. This was the second meeting of the NSSC External Advisory Board (EAB) in the second performance period of the NSSC (2016-2011). This two-day event featured updates on NSSC programs and accomplishments, student oral presentations and a poster session, individual reports by NSSC Focus Area Leads, and a closed discussion session for the EAB. Two special events were held for NSSC Student and Postdoc attendees: a meet and greet session at SNL with lab personnel and one-on-one meetings with scientists at LLNL. 

The workshop brought together students, faculty, national laboratory scientists, and representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. The event focused on the NSSC’s research in basic and applied nuclear science supporting the nation’s nuclear security agenda and provided an opportunity to connect students and faculty with scientists from US DOE National Laboratories. Registration is required for all attendees.


Agenda is available here.


Getting to Livermore, California:

All three major airports in the San Francisco Bay Area provide access to Sandia/California. Oakland International Airport is the closest airport to Sandia, followed by San Jose International Airport and then San Francisco International Airport. Traffic on Interstate 580 — used when traveling to Sandia from either Oakland or San Francisco — can be quite heavy, so be sure to allow for extra time when driving during rush hour.

For local participants, driving to SNL is recommended. Carpooling is strongly recommended.

Driving/Parking at Sandia-CA:

If you are traveling east on I-580 from Oakland/San Francisco:

  1. From I-580 eastbound, exit Vasco South (exit 55).
  2. Continue traveling South on Vasco for about 1.1 miles.
  3. Turn LEFT onto Patterson Pass Road for about 1.2 miles.
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Greenville Road for about 1.1 miles.
  5. Turn RIGHT onto East Avenue.
  6. Follow the road as it turns left onto Thunderbird Lane.
  7. Turn RIGHT into second parking lot entry.
  8. Park in visitor designated parking.
  9. Proceed to the Registration Desk in the Lobby of Building 904.


A downloadable version of the map is available here.

Lodging: Recommended hotels (For visitors from outside the Bay Area)

Quality Inn & Suites (925) 606-7171
La Quinta Inn Livermore (925) 373-9600
Hampton Inn (925) 606-6400
Hilton Garden Inn (925) 292-2000
Courtyard Marriott (925) 243-1000

Oral Presentation Templates:

Student templates here.

Faculty templates here.



Contact for more information

Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for hosting this event.