It’s been a year since Nickelson, one of the few women in this male-dominated field, came on board after 24 years as director of facilities at Idaho National Lab. “I love working in this field because nothing is the same,” she says. “I work well under pressure.” More>
McMillan Road between Building 26 and Segre Road will be closed, with detour instructions in place. Also, the H2 parking lot (between Buildings 70 and 70A) will be closed. Go here to view a Lab map.
The Daily Cal provides a photo profile of the Lab’s annual goat visit. The animals are part of the Lab’s wildfire prevention program. This video was taken by David Stein of Operations as he was heading up the hill last Thursday morning.
Parking around Buildings 5, 16, and 52 will be restricted by new fencing to be erected around the area. Pedestrian walkways around the site will be realigned but maintained. The staging area previously used for CRT construction in the B1 parking lot (Bevatron lot) will be used to support this work. Contact Bob Cronin (x2849) or Ted Mankowski (x2012) for info.
The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), renamed Chu Hall, has opened at Berkeley Lab. It will house laboratories and offices devoted to the study of photovoltaic and electro-chemical solar energy systems. The building houses programs for the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. More>
Starting on May 4, a water replacement project will require the closure of the parking lot near the main entrance of the Advanced Light Source (Bldg. 6), the stairs from Sally’s Alley to building, and pedestrian traffic in the area will be impacted. Motorists and those on foot should use caution in these areas. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 18.
Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>
California is in an exceptional drought and the Governor has ordered a statewide 25% reduction in urban water use. Lab staff are asked to report leaks, minimize water use, and share ideas on how the Lab can reduce its water consumption for a third year by at least 15 percent. Resources and more information are available here.
Employees are invited to visit the new Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) for an open house on Friday, April 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. SERC, a new 39,000 gsf office and laboratory building, will house the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (Kavli ENSI). SERC is located in Building 30. Map>