Today at Berkeley Lab

Volunteer Opportunities at Chabot Space & Science Center

Volunteers make astronomy and science come alive for students through interactive experience and demonstration. An orientation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A commitment of eight hours per month for at least one year is requested. More>

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Did You Hear a Low-Flying Aircraft on Tuesday?

Those who happened to be at Lab on Tuesday afternoon most likely heard a very loud rumble overhead. Berkeleyside is reporting that the noise was caused by a Navy fighter jet. The pilot flew low as a greeting for his brother, who is a graduate student at UC Berkeley. More>

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Survey Data to Help City of Berkeley Become More ‘Resilient’

The feedback from those who live, work, or study in Berkeley will help the city prepare for and bounce back from acute shocks, such as earthquakes, and slower-moving stresses, like drought and sea-level rise. Berkeley is among 100 cities participating. Go here to take the survey.

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Lab Volunteers Participate in ‘Black Girls CODE’ Event

Earlier this month, Dani Ushizima (left), Laleh Coté (center), and intern Ashlee Ingram assisted 100 girls of color between the ages of 7 and 17 build webpages using HTML and CSS. Black Girls CODE works to empower young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators. Check out the upcoming Robotics Expo in Berkeley.

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‘AskBerkeleyLab’ Question on Treating Radiation Exposure Answered

Lab chemist, Rebecca Abergel, answers a question from Oakland resident Yelena on how a pill can treat exposure to radiation.

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Julia Morgan Hall Open for Events at Botanical Garden

Julia Morgan would probably be pleased. The hall that the UC Berkeley alumna and celebrated architect designed in 1911 to host social events on campus has been painstakingly restored, and is open for business at its new home at the UC Botanical Garden. Already it has been booked for weddings and special events. More>

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MSD Researchers Talk Materials Sciences With Local High School Students

Nick Borys, Alex Buyanin, and David Garfield shared with students at Los Lomas High School in Walnut Creek what it’s like to work “in the invisible realm” at the Molecular Foundry. They also shared tips on studying materials sciences in college. More>

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Volunteers Needed for Family Science Night in Richmond on Nov. 18

Volunteers will staff science stations, assisting children and families with hands-on activities during the Bubble Festival Family Science Night on Nov. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No experience required. Register here. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts. The event is sponsored by Workforce Development and Education. Contact Mary Connolly for more information.

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Lab Scientists Present Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes

Eight researchers took the stage at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland last week to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Public Affairs Hosts Lab Booth at Oakland’s First Friday

Staff displayed ‘science art’ at the event, which draws thousands to downtown Oakland on the first Friday of every month for an “immersive art and community experience.” Visitors were asked to guess what the various images were, and encouraged to ask science questions that will be answered at the Science at the Theater event on Oct. 8. A video will be made of the Q&A, which will be posted in TABL.

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