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Inspiring a Culture of Mentorship and Networking for Women in Egypt

Teresa Williams (far right), a researcher at the Molecular Foundry, recently returned from Egypt, where she and others worked to help Egyptian girls and women in STEM fields learn how mentorship and networking can further their educational pursuits and professional careers. Her visit was part of the TechWomen program. More>

High Schoolers Design Experiments at the Advanced Light Source

Students from Pinole Valley and Oakland high schools participated in “The ALS Experience.” Scientists Christine Beavers and Dula Parkinson helped students design an experiment, collect data, and analyze results. This is the first of four research programs being piloted by WD&E this spring. More>

El Cerrito High School Students Get Hands-On Experience During Visit

Students from the IT Academy at El Cerrito High School took part in a special Big Data Study Trip hosted at the Lab and sponsored by Workforce Development and Education, EESA, NERSC, and CRD. They plotted characteristics and mapped patterns using water-quality data, and brainstormed on ways to collect and analyze data from San Pablo Bay. More>

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>