According to a recent article published on a Department of Energy website, more than 50% of window sales in the commercial market and 80% of the sales in the residential market incorporate low-E coatings, an energy-saving technology developed in partnership with Berkeley Lab that can reduce window energy use by 30-40%. More>
As part of the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot, the Lab will collaborate with Astrileux Corp., Lilac Solutions Inc., Inpria Corp., and Kalion Inc. in the areas of bioenergy and advanced manufacturing. The program enables small businesses in the U.S. to tap into DOE lab resources to overcome critical technology challenges for their energy products. More>
The Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program is accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 1. Deadline is 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) on May 16. The program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE scientist for 3 to 12 consecutive months. Apply here.
Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) are open. These programs encourage undergraduates to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers via research experiences as interns at participating DOE national labs. Deadline is May 31.
Though little known, Gerty Cori was a Nobel Prize winner who unlocked the biochemical processes behind the catalysis of glycogen with her scientific and life partner Carl Cori. Her contributions were recognized by NERSC, which named its Cray XC40 supercomputer Cori in her honor. More>
National Lab Pride was recently created for members to promote LGBTQ+ visibility within the DOE national laboratory system, collaborate on outreach and networking opportunities, meet LGBTQ+ leaders and staff (within the national lab system, as well as externally), and share resources and best practices for diversity and inclusion. More>
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory. Applications are due 5 p.m. Eastern Time, May 16. More>
Former Texas governor Rick Perry was confirmed as Secretary of Energy on March 2. Last Thursday, one week after his confirmation, the Secretary spoke with great enthusiasm about the national laboratories in his keynote address at the DOE Big Ideas Summit. More>
Thanks to the Energy Department’s Small Business Voucher pilot, bioenergy startup Mango Materials is testing new processes for producing renewable plastics that are biodegradable and petroleum-free. Last fall, Mango Materials received a voucher to work with Berkeley Lab, which allowed access to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU). More>
Under DOE Order 221.1A, “Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to the Office of Inspector General,” Lab employees have a duty to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misuse, corruption, criminal acts, or mismanagement. Employees can report to their supervisor, any level of management, or the resources listed here (including DOE contacts).