Las Positas College (LPC) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have teamed up with Bechtel Corporation and the American Society of Civil Engineers for an evening of film and discussion with the Tri-Valley premiere of the Bechtel Corporation-produced documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World on Monday, November 5.

The first of its kind, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, transforms ideas about engineering and celebrates the human ingenuity behind large and small engineering marvels. Through stunning cinematography, the film reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world through compelling personal stories.

Immediately following the film, a panel of LLNL engineers including staff engineers at the Center for Engineered Materials and Manufacturing William Smith and Julie Mancini, energy systems and thermal fluids staff engineer in LLNL's Computational Engineering Division Dr. Suzanne Singer, and engineering technician at the Center for Micro and Nano Technology, Materials Engineering Division Javier Alvarado will lead a discussion about their journeys into the field of engineering.

LPC will screen Dream Big: Engineering Our World and hold the panel discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the LPC Mertes Center for the Arts Main Theater, Building 4000, 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore.

Although the event is free, a daily parking permit of $3 will need to be purchased. Permits are available in any lot. Visit