Berkeley Lab

Lab Launches Veteran Internship Program

In partnership with the IT Division and the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Berkeley Lab recently launched its veteran internship program with NPower. For seven weeks in the spring, the IT Division hosted two interns: David Martin (Infrastructure Services group) and Tashawn Nicholas (Workstation Support group). More>

High School Summer Research Program Seeks to Foster Diversity in Science

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program provides Bay Area high school students with valuable hands-on experience in the lab and guidance for continuing a career in science. The students are hosted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute. More>

Lab Internship Program Helps Prepare Next Generation of Scientists

Workforce Development & Education​ internships provide young adults the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs. This slideshow captures some of the work conducted this summer, which culminated in a poster session earlier this month.

High School Students From ‘Biotech Partners’ Intern in Biosciences Area

Internships were provided to 13 high school students from across the Bay area. The mission of the non-profit Biotech Partners is to educate underserved youth in the Bay Area with personal, academic and professional development experiences that increase participation in higher education and access to fulfilling science careers. More>

Scientific Diplomacy: Lab Hosts 2016 TechWomen

In September two researchers from Africa visited Berkeley Lab as part of the State Department’s TechWomen program — an international exchange that brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the U.S. More>

JBEI Researcher Participates at ‘Dinner with a Scientist’

Sarah LaFrance, a software developer in the Synthetic Biology Informatics Group, volunteered last week at “Dinner with a Scientist” organized by the Oakland Unified School District. LeFrance talked with fourth and fifth graders about her role at the Lab, as well as the work JBEI is doing to develop alternative energy sources.

Local Second Graders Learn About Computers During Recent Visit

The IT Division hosted students from LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley. The kids learned about computer software, hardware, and networking, through various hands-on activities. Among the volunteer mentors was IT’s Tammy Campbell (pictured). The annual event aims to motivate youngsters to pursue their interest and education in IT and computing.

NERSC’s Friesen Helps Calculate Chances of Surviving Zombie Apocalypse

Hugo Villanueva, a high school student in Southern California, was trying to crunch the numbers himself, but is handheld calculator wasn’t up to the task. So he wrote a letter to Cray Inc. asking for help. The company arranged for a visit to the high school, and brought along NERSC’s Brian Friesen to assist. More>

Another Successful Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

On April 23, over 200 girl and boy scouts and their leaders participated in the 6th annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source and Workforce Development & Education department co-sponsored this event.

Biosciences Co-Hosts STEM Career Awareness Day

Several Biosciences researchers and staff participated in the 2016 East Bay STEM Career Awareness Day on April 27 in West Berkeley. Nearly three hundred East Bay high school students participated, learning about the effect of carcinogens on human breast cells and why fruit flies are model organisms, and using microscopes to view cell division, among other activities. More>