Today at Berkeley Lab

DOE’s Lab-Corps Program Helps Labs Accelerate Tech to Market

The $2.3 million pilot program will accelerate the transfer of innovative clean energy technologies the National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Lab-Corps aims to better train and empower researchers to successfully transition their discoveries into high-impact, real world technologies in the private sector. More>

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Nov. 7 Deadline to Submit SunShot Catalyst Video Pitch

The DOE’s SunShot Catalyst prize program is accepting video pitches at catalyst.energy.gov. Participants will be eligible to receive $25k in software development services. Teams will have the opportunity to use the Topcoder platform and developer community to create software prototypes. More>

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Energy Secretary Moniz Helps Inaugurate New General Purpose Lab

Among the building’s new tenants will be the Berkeley Lab site of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR, a multi-lab program led by Argonne National Laboratory aimed at achieving revolutionary advances in battery performance. Go here to watch a video of the dedication. More>

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Energy Secretary Moniz to Hold All-Hands at Lab on Thursday

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will visit Berkeley Lab on Thursday, Oct. 23 and will be holding an all-hands meeting with lab staff. The meeting will take place in the Building 50 Auditorium from 11:45 to 12:30 Thursday. Due to the anticipated high interest, this is a first-come, first-seated opportunity. However, live web streaming will be available on the Lab’s epresence site. Watch TABL on Friday for a follow-up to the Secretary’s visit to the lab.

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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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