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Lab Donates to CSU East Bay Institute to Support K-12 STEM Outreach

The Lab donated $15,000 to the California State University East Bay Institute for STEM Education’s Centers for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaborative Learning (CIRCLe) Labs program. This marks the second annual “signature” contribution to an organization that shares the Lab’s values. More>

IT’s Stephen Lau Helped Save Lives During Santa Rosa Fire

A reserve police officer for Hayward, Lau was among those from departments all over the Bay Area to respond to Santa Rosa’s call for help. He and his crew drove towards the flames and went door-to-door in the Kendall and Oakmont neighborhoods telling residents to evacuate. More>

TechWomen Delegates From Around the World Visit the Lab

The Lab has welcomed six researchers from five countries participating in TechWomen, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department that connects early-to mid-career STEM professionals from Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East with their counterparts in the United States. They will be at the Lab until Oct. 17. View an Exposure photo feature here.

A Lovely Day for Science at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Lab volunteers recently participated in the Solano Stroll, an annual fair featuring booths, entertainment and food in north Berkeley and Albany. In addition to demos by ESnet, JBEI, and Workforce Development & Education, volunteers fielded hundreds of questions from visitors curious about the Lab.

Local Youths Compete in Lab’s First Energy Design Challenge

Nearly 30 youths from the Rising Sun Energy Center recently visited the Lab to compete in the first-ever Berkeley Lab Energy Design Challenge. The judging panel included Josh Quigley from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, Tasha Henneman from Senator Nancy Skinner’s office, and Lab scientist Leo Rainer from the Energy Technologies Area. More>

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>