Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Berkeley and Albany Host Emergency Exercise on Oct. 18

The exercise will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and feature activities to enhance emergency preparedness in the home, neighborhood, or businesses. The recent Napa earthquake and upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake is a good reminder to take action. Go here for details on Berkeley’s exercise, and here for Albany’s.

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Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event

Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed for this annual festival on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Berkeley/Albany border. The event enables the Lab to share with the community more about who we are and what we do. Volunteers can enjoy great food, music and entertainment. Go here to sign up for a two-hour slot.

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