As reported by MarketWatch, a WalletHub survey found Berkeley to have the nation’s most “worker diversity.” The diversity reflects the city’s rare mix of government workers (largely through UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab), private-sector workers, and self-employed, and it’s a factor expected to keep the economy of the area sound. More>
Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From wave energy to dark energy, come see Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. The event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Go here for more information and to RSVP.
Lab researchers are invited to serve as judges for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8:30 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.
More than 40 half-day and full-day camps for children aged four to grade 12 offer a flexible schedule to make the perfect experience for campers. Camps run June 15 through August 21. More>
Twenty-four employees from various divisions helped youngsters investigate bubbles, explore green goo, and sift through science at Washington Elementary. School superintendent Bruce Harter expressed hi gratitude for this “small army of enthusiastic Lab volunteers.” Interested in helping out with future event? Contact Ramya Sankar (x7119). More>
The event, now in its fifth year, is hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, and Workforce Development and Education. Volunteers are sought to assist, and employees with connections to scout troops are encouraged to invite them to sign up. More>
The West Contra Costa Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Contact Mirel Rivera for more information. The San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 26. Contact Bob Fabino for more information. Lunch will be provided for judges at both venues.
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>
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>
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.