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Lab’s Rosio Alvarez on List of Bay Area’s ‘Most Influential Women in Business’

The April 29 issue of the San Francisco Business Times included Rosio Alvarez on its list of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business. When asked about her proudest professional accomplishment, she answered: “Every day I proudly provide high-level technical solutions to scientists who are solving the most pressing challenges facing the world.” More>

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Lab’s Kelsey Sakimoto Makes it to UC ‘Grad Slam’ Research Pitch

Grand Slam challenges graduate students to present their research — projects they may have been working on for several years — in a three-minute ‘elevator pitch’ to a general audience. Sakimoto (center), with the Materials Sciences Division, won the UC Berkeley competition and move on to the UC-wide battle. More>

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Four Lab Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Biochemist Robert Glaeser, physicist Barbara Jacak, synthetic biologist Jay Keasling and molecular biologist Eva Nogales are among 213 new members elected to the academy, which recognizes accomplished scholars, scientists and artists. More>

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Nominations Now Open for Lab Employee Recognition Program

Administered by Human Resources in conjunction with the Directorate, the awards recognize teams and individuals for significant accomplishments advancing the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Any Lab employee may submit a nomination. Honorees will be acknowledged at a special ceremony and reception. Go here for nomination forms and eligibility criteria. Submissions are due by May 6.

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Engineering’s Steve Holland Receives Instrumentation Award

Holland is the co-recipient of the 2016 Instrumentation Award from the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. He was recognized for the development of technologies for detection of signals in frontier experiments, especially the fully depleted charge coupled device and the “oscilloscope on a chip” integrated circuit. More>

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CRD’s Xiaoye ‘Sherry’ Li Named 2016 SIAM Fellow

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics recognized Li for advances in the development of fast and scalable sparse matrix algorithms and fostering their use in large-scale scientific and engineering applications. More>

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NERSC Announces HPC Achievement Award Winners

The awards recognize NERSC users who have either demonstrated an innovative use of HPC resources to solve a scientific problem or whose work has had an exceptional impact on scientific understanding or society. Winners include Charles Koven and William Riley of the Lab’s Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division. More>

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Irfan Siddiqi of Materials Sciences Wins Cal Teaching Award

Five UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact. Siddiqi is a professor of physics. More>

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Doudna Receives Canada’s Gairdner Award

Jennifer Doudna will share the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Awards with four others for their roles in discovering and re-engineering the CRISPR-Cas9 system to create today’s most-talked-about genetic tool. The awards are among the world’s most prestigious honors for medically significant discoveries. More>

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ETA’s Kostecki Receives Award from International Battery Association

Robert Kostecki of the Energy Technologies Area received a 2016 International Battery Association Research Award for his “outstanding research on battery materials and characterization of fundamental electrochemical phenomena.” The IBA Awards honor significant contributions to battery research that have advanced the development of energy storage systems. More>

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