Today at Berkeley Lab

Eva Nogales Awarded Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry

The award honors the pioneering scientific accomplishments and spirit of the late Professor Cohn — the first female president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — and recognizes scientists that have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. More>

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Q&A With Early Career Research Program Awardees; Brownbag on Aug. 21

The DOE’s Early Career Research Program provides support to exceptional researchers in the early years of their career. In 2015, Anubhav Jain (Energy Technologies) and Dani Ushizima (Computing) were each given up to $2.5M over five years to support their work. They share their experience in this Q&A. Attend an info brown bag on Aug. 21.

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Win an Award? Add it to the Lab’s Database

To help track the numerous accolades our talented scientists receive, submit information about these honors to the Lab’s Professional Awards database. The searchable database also includes a list of major awards, such as Nobel prizes, National Medal of Science, and National Academy of Sciences. More>

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Aydin Buluc Wins IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Research

Aydın Buluç of the Computational Research Division received the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers, which recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.

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Berkeley Lab’s Hoffman Wins Prestigious Los Alamos Medal

For her accomplishments and exceptional career in nuclear science, Berkeley Lab’s Darleane Hoffman has been awarded the Los Alamos Medal. Hoffman began her career at Los Alamos in 1953 before moving to Berkeley. The medal honors scientists whose contributions have changed the course of science.

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Apply Now to DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program

Full-time, career or career-track Berkeley Lab researchers who received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2005 are encouraged to apply for awards of up to $2.5M to advance energy science. Director Alivisatos will host a brown bag and networking social on August 21 in Perseverance Hall. Previous awardees and lab leaders will be on hand to answer questions.

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UC Startups Invited to Compete for $300,000 in Award Money

Startup companies from the University of California are invited to compete for a total of $300,000 in award money during the first primeUC competition. Selected companies in the life sciences field — with founders or other members from UC’s 10 campuses or three national labs — will compete in a semifinal pitching round after applying online. Twenty applicants will then be chosen for the final round on Dec. 2.

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Summer Student’s Safrzone App Speaks up for Safety of Women and Girls

Sartaj Singh Baveja, a summer student working for ESnet, has helped develop an award-winning Android app at a recent hackathon. Named “Safrzone,” the app is designed to help improve safety for women and girls. Anyone can use this application to report any women-related incident that one witnesses. More>

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Schlegel, Yang Receive E.O. Lawrence Awards at Recent Ceremony

The Department of Energy bestowed the award to nine mid-career researchers to honor their contributions towards the DOE’s science, energy, and national security missions. The awardees include David Schlegel (Physics) and Peidong Yang (Materials Sciences). Go here to view a slideshow that highlights the research of the honorees. More>

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Protective Service’s Tonya Petty Receives Excellence Award

At the DOE’s Emergency Management Issues-Special Interest Group (EMI SIG) recent annual conference, Protective Services Emergency Manager Tonya Petty received the Excellence in Emergency Management Award for her 20+ years of exceptional emergency management work at Pantex, Argonne National Laboratory, and, most recently, at Berkeley Lab.

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