Lab Director Paul Alivisatos held a day-long retreat last month for division directors and associate lab directors to strategize proposals and approaches for the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The Initiative seeks to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture so as to attract and retain top talent for pursuing the Lab’s mission. Vera Potapenko (left) and Natalie Roe co-lead the initiative’s advisory committee. More>
Materials Scientist Lin-Wang Wang was awarded 25 million hours of processing time by the DOE’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. He will conduct ab initio simulations of carrier transports in organic and inorganic nanosystems at Oak Ridge Lab’s supercomputer facilities. More>
Attend a Dec. 1 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration is required.
Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from UC and employees, the funded status of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) increased to 80 percent from 76 percent as of July 1. More>