Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Makes Three Permanent Hires Through Project SEARCH

The NERSC, Engineering, and Physical Biosciences divisions have permanently hired employees through Project SEARCH, which provides job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. Lab managers interested in participating can contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Entry-level positions beyond administrative roles can be explored. More>

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Participants Sought for Diversity Cultural Festival on Oct. 30

Individuals or groups are invited to share traditional dress, music, dance, games, and more at the event, which celebrates our community’s many cultures and backgrounds. Fill out this form if you are interested in performing or contributing. The Diversity and Inclusion Council is sponsoring the festival, now in its 4th year. Send e-mail here for more information.

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Share Engaging Science Activities with Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Sept. 22 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration for the workshop is required. More>

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Eight Big Ideas in Eight Minutes at Oct. 8 Theater Event

Eight Lab scientists will take the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kaiser Center Auditorium in Oakland to discuss their research, from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps, to radiation pills and space dust.

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Lab’s First Citizen-Science Project Launched: Range Hood Roundup

Help EETD’s Indoor Air Quality group gather information about cooking patterns and kitchen ventilation by sending them data collected from your home. The information will aid the development of recommendations to reduce pollution and improve health via building codes and standards. Go here to take the round up. Send the link to friends and family as well.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed for this annual festival on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. near the Berkeley/Albany border. The event enables the Lab to share with the community more about who we are and what we do. Volunteers can enjoy great food, music and entertainment. Go here to sign up for a two-hour slot.

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Share Your Passion for Science as a BLAZES Volunteer

Attend Sept. 8 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration for the workshop is required. More>

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Director Alivisatos Doused as Part of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Alivisatos accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Oak Ridge National Lab, receiving a dousing by Nobelist Saul Perlmutter and cancer researcher Mina Bissell, who used SF Bay water in deference to California’s drought. Lab researchers have contributed to the science of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.The director then challenged Steve Chu, AAAS CEO Alan Leshner, and White House science advisor John Holdren.

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Director Rises to Ice Bucket Challenge Today at Noon

Lab Director Paul Alivisatos will take the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event takes place at noon in front of the Advanced Light Source. More>

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AAAS Creates Memorial Fund for Former Lab Director Andy Sessler

The fund was established by a donation from Sessler’s children to support the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law program. Sessler was a longtime leading public advocate for human rights and intellectual freedom. More>

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