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.
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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.
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>
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>
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>