Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

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>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

DOE Video Highlights Cyclotron Road as New Model for Clean Energy R&D

With programs like Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab, the Department of Energy seeks to support scientific research and development that is still too risky for private-sector investment, and too applied for academia. Go here to watch video.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Remote Alaska Villages Get a Lifeline From Department of Energy

A new report outlines the challenges and opportunities for the state’s 200 isolated communities that pay some of the highest electricity and heating costs in the nation. Peter Larsen of the Energy Technologies Area, was among the study’s authors. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Five Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

The winners include Jim Ciston of the NCEM at the Molecular Foundry, Jacklyn Gates of the Nuclear Science Division, Chad Mitchell and Jeroen van Tilborg of ATAP, and Ian Sharp of the Chemical Sciences Division. Each will receive grants of $2.5M over five years to cover year-round salary plus research expenses. Details on the Lab’s program is available here. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Lab Participates in DOE’s ‘Big Ideas’ Summit

The summit was the third annual gathering to elicit large-scale, potentially game-changing ideas from 17 national labs working collaboratively to tackle the nation’s energy and science challenges. A theme of this year’s summit was the Presidential Mission Innovation initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy technologies to address climate change. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Lab Staff Make Key Contributions to National Lab Science Day on Capitol Hill

Forty staff members from across the DOE national lab complex, including nine from Berkeley Lab, helped convey the contributions of the labs to Congressional members and staff during National Lab Science Day on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Pictured is Energy Secretary Moniz (center) at the Lab’s display on biofuels research. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

DOE’s Sherwood-Randall on Upcoming Clean Energy Ministerial

Given the Golden State’s reputation for inventing the future, it’s no surprise that the Bay Area will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in June, the first major gathering of energy ministers from key nations after the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, says Deputy Secretary for Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in a piece for the Mercury News. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Seeking Scientist Volunteers for DOE Maker Faire

IPO seeks Lab scientists and engineers to staff an Ask the Scientist booth at DOE’s Maker Faire pavilion, May 20-22, at the San Mateo Expo Center. Volunteer scientists may sign up for a few hours or several shifts throughout the three-day event. Contact Heidi Clark. For more information about Maker Faire and the DOE pavilion, go here.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

DOE Hosts #WomeninSTEM Twitter Chat Across National Labs

Representatives from three national labs, including Berkeley Lab’s Sarah Richardson, as well as DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (pictured), Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science & Technology, and Dot Harris of Economic Impact & Diversity, participated in the March 22 chat, in honor of Women’s History Month. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.