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Susan Synarski and Lambda Alliance Featured in New National Lab Website

The National Laboratory Directors’ Council recently launched a website highlighting the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories. Under “Meet Our Employees,” Susan Synarski from Energy Technologies Area and the Lambda Alliance (LGBTQ association) are featured as staff members of Berkeley Lab. Click here to learn more.

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Michelle Scanlon Appointed New Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer

Scanlon comes to Berkeley Lab with 25 years of HR experience at both federally funded and commercial institutions. At Sandia National Lab, she spearheaded diversity initiatives and played an important HR role in the initial Joint BioEnergy Institute partnership. Her appointment was effective March 20. Go here to read a message from Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak.

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Women’s History Month: Computing Sciences Trailblazers

March is Women’s History Month, and the theme for 2017 is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Computing Sciences reached out to some “trailblazers” in its organization to find out what motivated them to go into this field, challenges they have encountered along the way, and what they consider to be their proudest achievements. More>

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Women’s History Month: JBEI’s Ee-Been Goh Breaks the Mold

A talented molecular biologist, Ee-Been Goh has made significant contributions to the development of new biofuels in the area of metabolic pathway for diesel-range methyl ketones. She is also an exemplary mentor and contributor to JBEI’s education and outreach efforts, including the iCLEM program. More>

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National Lab Pride Launched for LGBTQ+ Staff and Allies

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>

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ESnet Staff Share Award for Diversity Efforts at SC Conference

Kate Mace, Jason Zurawski, and Lauren Rotman of ESnet are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking. More>

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Women in IT Invited to Apply for Program at SC17 Conference

Applications are now being accepted for the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program at the SC17 conference to be held Nov. 12–17 in Denver, Colorado. Applications are to be submitted using the 2017 WINS Application Form. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24. More>

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‘MAKERS: Women in Space’ Film Screening to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women in Space” traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Screenings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium; and on Tuesday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m., at the Joint Genome Institute, Conference Room 149A. More>

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Women Scientists & Engineers Council Champions Workplace Improvements

If you’ve ever used the Lab’s back-up care program or taken a parenting class on your lunch hour, you can thank the Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC). In honor of National Women’s History Month, we look back at how WSEC got started and what issues it is currently working on. More>

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Lab Launches African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)

Sponsored by Lab Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak, the AAERG seeks to advance a diverse, inclusive and inspiring work environment, particularly focused on African American employees. Founding members: James Lee, (CRD); LaTonja Wright, (HR); Mary Sidney, Chair (ETA); Colette Flood, (Public Affairs); Jacqueline Scoggins, (NERSC). A brown bag lunch takes place on March 20 at noon in Perseverance Hall. Email AAERG@lbl.gov to sign up. More>

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