Today at Berkeley Lab

Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2016 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are sought for the 2016 Solano Stroll. The annual Albany and Berkeley festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9:50 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Solano Stroll offers the Lab an opportunity to share with the community more about who we are as a national laboratory and the critical research we do. Sign up here.

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Public Invited to Submit Ideas for Smart, Energy Efficient Buildings

Berkeley Lab is partnering with the Department of Energy and private industry on JUMP, a crowdsourcing community for building technologies that awards prizes and incubation support to design and technology ideas for sustainable, smart, and connected buildings. More>

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Berkeley Police Dept. to Step Up Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

Officers will look out for traffic offenses made by drivers and pedestrians, including drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, and failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks, as well as when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. More>

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Seeking Scientists and Engineers for Community Mentorship Events

In an effort to promote STEM outreach to the next generation, Lab scientists and engineers are encouraged to participate in one of several community mentorship events this spring, including the Chabot Space & Science Center on April 20, Amador Valley High School on April 21, and Oakland Unified School District on April 27. More>

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April Events at the Botanical Garden

Learn about the animals of the garden with your kids, growing summer dry native plants, or taking stunning photos with an iPhone, among other activities, at the Botanical Garden. Admission to the garden is free to employees by showing Lab ID. More>

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Watch Bill Collins’ Science at the Theater Talk on Climate Change

In a conversation with Public Affair’s Jeff Miller, Bill Collins, an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science, discusses what we know about climate change, how we know it, and what we can do about it. More>

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Lab Donates Funds to Berkeley Humane Society

The Lab and others donated $50K to the Berkeley Humane Society to purchase a new digital radiograph machine. The instrument will help treat animals like Stanley (pictured), who suffered a severe hip injury. Stanley is on the mend and ready for adoption. Government Relation’s Armando Viramontes helped present the check at a special ceremony. More>

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Antioch High School Takes Part in Mock Interviews at Biosciences ESOC

Antioch High School juniors recently practiced their job application skills during mock interviews held at the Lab’s Biosciences Emery Station Operations Center (ESOC). The students, who are taking part in the Biotech Partners program, are getting ready for their interviews in order to get summer internships. The ESOC operations staff was on hand to support the students. More>

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Judges Needed for March 12 Alameda County Science Fair

Lab researchers are invited to serve as judges for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 12, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages will be provided. Go here to sign up. For more information, contact Paul Mirkarimi.

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