They toured the Advanced Light Source, heard a talks by JGI’s Erika Lindquist on transitioning from the military to science and Rachel Carl (HR) on hiring and internship opportunities, and participated in a networking session with members of the Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group. More>
The museum’s Discovery Corner Store features all kinds of gifts for kids and adults, from beautifully designed floor puzzles, to sophisticated programming tools. All proceeds benefit the Hall’s exhibits and education programs. More>
The festival is the largest science education event in the Bay Area, with activities taking place at a number of locations. Discovery Day will take place at AT&T Park on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. JBEI will have a booth there, in the Science@Cal Zone. The event is free. More>
In one of the rainiest summers they had ever experienced, materials scientist Rachel Woods-Robinson and her friend traversed the country by bicycle to share their love of science and renewable energy with middle-school students. Though they taught lessons, they gained many of their own as well. More>
RSVP and Register TODAY for Orientation: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Chabot Space & Science Center volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Extend your sense of wonder and increase your knowledge through our dynamic volunteer program. More>
Seven employees spent the day painting, installing new ceiling tiles, and adhering window film to various windows, which will help create more comfortable conditions for staff and the seniors accessing support and services. The event was part of the Rebuilding Together East Bay program. Go here to see a list of volunteers.
Attend an Oct. 7 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide visiting 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 is required.
Volunteers fielded questions and shared their knowledge of the Lab with hundreds of visitors who stopped by during the event. Staff from the Physical Sciences Division and the Joint Bioenergy Institute hosted a DIY fermentation project to helps explain the process of creating biofuels. Go here to see a list of volunteers.
Sarah Richardson is among those who received a “Business Person of the Year” award from the Eden Area Regional Occupation Program. She was honored for work with students in the program’s biotechnology classes and commitment to increasing the awareness of STEM fields among underrepresented students. More>
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.