Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Hosts HPC Broader Community Engagement Workshop

Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on April 16

Over the past year blood donated at the Lab’s drives have aided more than 500 people. The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, April 16, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.

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Lab Hosts Albany High Students for Shadow Day 2015

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>

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Foundry Group Attends Upward Bound Nanoscience Conference

Last weekend, Molecular Foundry senior staff scientist Ron Zuckermann and two of his undergraduate students presented at the Upward Bound Nanoscience conference. This is a college prep program for Bay Area high school students. They presented a lecture on the Wonders of Nanoscience and did a few demos. More>

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Lab Team Attends National Society of Black Engineers Convention

Workforce Development & Education, Human Resources, and the Joint Genome Institute recently attended the National Society of Black Engineers. The team discussed internship opportunities, careers, groundbreaking research at Berkeley Lab, and what it’s like to work at a DOE national laboratory. More>

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Science at the Theater Audience Votes on Most-Urgent Science Questions

If you missed the March 23 Science at the Theater, then here’s a chance to catch the presentation. Scientists discussed the big questions that spurred their research, then audience members voted on which question science should answer first. Go here to find out how the polling turned out.

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Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 23

Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend, to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day (DSTW) on Thursday, April 23. Schedule of events and registration can be found here. DSTW is open to children ages 9 to 16 and costs $30 per child.

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Computing’s Ushizima Committed to Coding Outreach

Between her responsibilities as a staff scientist, deputy lead for the Data Analytics and Visualization Group, and a fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, it seems Daniela Ushizima would look forward to time away from computers. But she often spends a full day teaching young women about computers, coding, robotics, and careers in STEM. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a March 31 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. This is the last workshop for 2014-15. Registration is required.

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Former NERSC Consultant Mentors Math, Computer Science Students

Frank Hale recently brought a group of computer science enthusiasts from Diablo Valley College (DVC) to NERSC for a tour. They were hosted by Elizabeth Bautista; heard talks from Richard Gerber, David Skinner and Jack DeSlippe on high performance computing and how it is used at NERSC to enable a broad range of science; and took a tour of the machine room. More>

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