Today at Berkeley Lab

Dow Vice President Pens Op-Ed Touting Benefits of National Labs

What can industry and government do to deliver better, faster solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges in food, energy and health? In a word, collaborate. Collaboration with the National Laboratories, in particular, is of immense benefit to companies. More>

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National Lab HR Directors Convene First-Ever Diversity Forum

The Chief Human Resources Officers of 16 DOE national labs convened their first-ever forum on diversity and inclusion earlier this month. Led by Vera Potapenko, Berkeley Lab’s Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, the two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. set several goals for the coming year, including improving the recruitment process and targeting select minority STEM organizations for outreach. More>

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Lab Participates in DOE ‘Lab Day’ in Washington D.C.

Several notable research projects were highlighted at the Sept. 16 event, which sought to increase awareness of the science and impact of the national lab system. Those who helped support Berkeley Lab’s participation include Bill Collins (center), Dula Parkinson, Alecia Ward, David Skinner, Jon Bashor, Frances Houle, Venkat Srinivasan, Maryann Villavert, Don Medley, and Weston Lile. More>

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DESI’s Concept and Budget Range Approved

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project passed critical early CD-1 review. DESI — considered a “game changer for experimental cosmology” — aims to map the 3D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars. More>

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Director Co-Writes Op-Ed Touting Benefits of National Labs

Paul Alivisatos, along with Dan Arvizu, Charlie McMillan and Terry Michalske, illuminates the national lab system’s unsung contributions to improvements in energy supply and renewables, security of nuclear material, and health and medicine. The value of the labs will be on display during a science and technology exhibit on Capitol Hill next week. More>

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Berkeley Lab Convenes Complex Soil Systems Conference This Week

Several scientists from the Earth Sciences Division are co-chairing a Complex Soil Systems Conference, which is being held Sept. 3-5 at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Check the conference website for more information.

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DOE Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

The Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science — PAGES — a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. More>

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New DOE Project to Help Advance Hybrid Energy Modeling

EETD’s Tianzhen Hong and team members will use funding from the Department of Energy to help improve the accuracy of building energy simulation through an approach know as hybrid modeling. More>

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EETD’s Max Sherman Answers Summer Energy Questions for DOE

As part of DOE’s #AskEnergySaver series, Sherman fields inquiries from folks across the country who want to know how to efficiently cool their homes during summer’s sultry weather. More>

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Secretary Moniz Visits Beijing, Seeks to Continue Collaboration on Green Buildings

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing last week to co-chair the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee Meeting. Berkeley Lab leads CERC’s Building Energy Efficiency Consortium, which is entering its fourth year. More>

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