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Millennial Nuclear Caucus to Be Held April 20 in San Diego

The caucus brings together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation to discuss the path forward for the nuclear industry and the role innovative technology will play. In addition to talks and presentation, this free event includes a tour of General Atomics and a networking reception sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council. More>

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Campus Hosts May 4 Plant Genome Engineering Symposium

UC Berkeley is hosting the 2018 Plant Genome Engineering Symposium on May 4 to highlight recent advances made in the field of plant genetic engineering. The event is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer and the Innovative Genomics Institute. Go here for more information and to register.

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Lab’s Mexico Energy Initiative Convenes Summit on Air Conditioning Research

Stakeholders in government, business, and academia recently met to identify solutions to Mexico’s growing space cooling (air conditioning) energy demand. The “Summit on Space Cooling Research Needs and Opportunities in Mexico” was convened by the Berkeley Lab Mexico Energy Initiative and USAID, in partnership with Mexico. More>

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Campus Hosts May 11 TechCrunch Conference on Robotics

This one-day event features West Coast experts at the crossroads of startups and breakthrough robotics technologies like AI, machine learning, and bio-inspired robotics. Register by April 13 and save 10 percent on tickets when using the promo code “LBL.” More>

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April 6 ‘Earth Action’ Conference at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Lab researchers are invited to join the inaugural Earth Action Initiative Conference, a community driven and collaborative approach to addressing climate change. The gathering takes place April 6 at UC Berkeley and features workshops, an art show, and refreshments. More>

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Lab’s Nuclear Science Division Highlighted in APS Video

The Lab’s Nuclear Science Division was highlighted as part of a video series for the American Physical Society’s recent meeting in Los Angeles. The video looks at the division’s research on neutron star mergers, gamma-ray tracking applications, the inner workings of the early universe’s quark soup, and the use of 3-D scene data to survey radiation in the environment. More>

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Lab Scientists Present Talks at AAAS Annual Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its annual meeting Feb. 15 to 19 in Austin, Texas. Among the topics Lab researchers will discuss are a new model for science innovation, developments in advanced bioenergy, and the search for dark matter. Speakers include Susannah Tringe, Ilan Gur, Joel Moore, Kathryn Zurk, Mary Maxon, and Blake Simmons. More>

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Feb. 27 Women’s Panel on Transitioning from Academia to the Biotech Industry

The Women Entrepreneurs of Berkeley will host a panel discussion about transitioning from academia to the biotech industry on Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Panelists include the Lab’s Jill Fuss of CinderBio, Rachel Haurwitz of Caribou Biosciences, and Sarah McWhirter of the STING Program at Aduro. Registration required. More>

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UC Berkeley Hosts Energy Summit Feb. 22-23

Industry leaders, researchers, and government officials will meet for the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative’s annual Energy Summit Feb. 22-23. The gathering is the largest student-run energy conference in the western U.S. This year’s theme is “Bridging Divides and Building a New Energy Paradigm.” Lab postdocs and students are eligible for discounted tickets. More>

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Registration for JGI User Meeting Extended to Feb. 12

The meeting takes place March 13-16 in San Francisco. The deadline for registration has been extended to Feb. 12, or until capacity is reached. Poster abstracts are no longer being accepted. There’s still space available for these workshops.

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