The American Institute of Physics and Acoustical Society of America are seeking applications for their Congressional science fellowship. The program offers a unique opportunity for scientists to contribute their knowledge and skills to directly addressing societal challenges. More>
The California Council on Science & Technology is currently accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Policy Fellows program. To learn more about the program, CCST is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 13. To participate, register here. Berkeley Lab is an affiliate member of CCST, which places scientists in the state legislature to assist policymakers.
The Dec. 8 U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing looked at “The Future of Biotechnology: Solutions for Energy, Agriculture and Manufacturing.” Witnesses, including Biosciences Deputy Director Mary Maxon, provided an overview of new and emerging technologies, their current and potential applications, and the role of the federal government in funding and regulation. More>
Governor Brown regularly turns to a collection of California scientists for help developing new policies and rallying support for fighting global warming. Among this team is Berkeley Lab climate modeling researcher Bill Collins. More>
The White House recently hosted leadership from some of the nation’s most innovative labs for a forum on “Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems with Federal Labs.” The forum highlighted a number of novel models that promote robust relationships between federal labs and industry, such as Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab. More>
Those who missed the event last week can go here to watch an archived video of Michael Hiltzik as he discusses his new book on “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex.”
The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton and Branden Brough, Ambika Bumb with Bikanta, UCLA’s Chris Regan, and Government Affair’s Don Medley briefed members of Congress and staff on how nanoscale science drives innovations across many fields and the key role of DOE’s Nanoscale Research Centers. Rep. Zoe Lofgren blogged about the meeting.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex” will discuss his book on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.
The Lab is partnering with Rebuilding Together on a renovation project at the North Berkeley Senior Center on Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to paint and install ceiling tiles and radiant barrier window film. Breakfast, lunch, and T- shirts will be provided. Wear clothes that can get stained and closed toe shoes. Sign up here.
Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, helps maintain support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Materials Genome Initiative. During his visit, Whitman learned about the Materials Project and toured the ALS and the Molecular Foundry.