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Sat, May 21


Bay Area Smacna Office

FY22 SCV SWE & Golden Gate Joint Scholarship Recognition

Join us as we celebrate the scholarship recipients this year IN PERSON!

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FY22 SCV SWE & Golden Gate Joint Scholarship  Recognition
FY22 SCV SWE & Golden Gate Joint Scholarship  Recognition

Time & Location

May 21, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Bay Area Smacna Office, 7677 Oakport St # 805, Oakland, CA 94621, USA


About the Event

SCV SWE and Golden Gate SWE promotes SWE's mission by awarding scholarships to local women pursuing an accredited engineering or computer science degree in the United States.

Lunch will be provided!

Check out our website for more information.

Keynote speakers:

Elizabeth Wheeler, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Bio coming soon!

Lara Leininger is the Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Energetic Materials Center (LLNL EMC) in Livermore, CA.  In this role, she is the principal contact for the science of high explosives, propellants, thermites and pyrotechnics at LLNL, driving strategic direction and facilitating execution of the science of energetic materials.  She also manages a project to execute an aggressive and ambitious high explosive and energetics modernization strategy addressing long-term explosive production challenges for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. 

Lara joined LLNL in 1997. She has worked as a Computational Finite Element Analyst, Principal Investigator, Program Manager of the Joint DoD / DOE Munitions Technology Development Program, and (currently) Director of the Energetic Materials Center (EMC) and Project Manager for the LLNL High Explosives & Energetics project. Lara also spent over two years as a Managing Engineer at Hinman Consulting Engineers in San Francisco, specializing in anti-terrorism/force-protection and blast consulting for a range of projects.  Her primary interests are in failure modeling and assessment of structures and mechanical components under blast loading and high explosives reaction-zone physics and chemistry.  Lara received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, her MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and her PhD in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.

***Please note: Do not attend this event if you have or have had any symptoms of sickness in the past few weeks. If you haven't been vaccinated, you are taking a risk by socializing with members outside your household and you accept all risk associated with attending one of our events. Even if you have been vaccinated, there is a risk. SCV SWE and Golden Gate SWE will not be held responsible if you decide to attend this event.


  • Scholarship Recipient

  • Scholarship Recipient +1 Guest

  • SWE Member

    +$0.50 service fee
  • Non-SWE Member

    +$0.75 service fee
  • Donate Dinner to a Recipient!

    Please consider donating the cost of a ticket for a scholarship recipient. You can put TBD in for the name as it will require you at include a name.

    +$0.75 service fee



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