Today at Berkeley Lab

Volunteer Judges Needed for Aug. 13 Student Poster Competition

Thirty volunteer judges are needed for Biotech Partners’ poster competition, held Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Berkeley High School. Expertise in science is not required. Those interested in participating should contact Linda Gayden, executive director of Biotech Partners, by Monday, August 1. More>

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Applications Open for CCI and SULI Spring 2017 Internships

Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) programs are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at one of 16 participating DOE labs.

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Lab Launches Veteran Internship Program

In partnership with the IT Division and the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Berkeley Lab recently launched its veteran internship program with NPower. For seven weeks in the spring, the IT Division hosted two interns: David Martin (Infrastructure Services group) and Tashawn Nicholas (Workstation Support group). More>

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Employees Invited to Attend Ambassador Program Open House on July 18

The Ambassador Program was piloted in 2015 with the goal of advancing outreach efforts aimed at increasing underrepresented populations at the Lab. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Welcome, Summer 2016 Interns

Workforce Development & Education welcomed 84 undergraduate and faculty interns participating in its BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, SULI, and VFP programs. The interns have come to the Lab from universities and colleges nationwide to conduct research with Lab scientists who serve as their mentors for the duration of the program. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on June 16

Five million patients will need blood this year. You can help by donating at the next American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, June 16, in the Cafeteria Parking Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome.

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JBEI Researcher Participates at ‘Dinner with a Scientist’

Sarah LaFrance, a software developer in the Synthetic Biology Informatics Group, volunteered last week at “Dinner with a Scientist” organized by the Oakland Unified School District. LeFrance talked with fourth and fifth graders about her role at the Lab, as well as the work JBEI is doing to develop alternative energy sources.

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Launches; Includes Lectures

The 12-week program provides students with an opportunity to work on projects in computational research, high-performance computing, high-speed networking, or a collaboration of each, under the guidance of staff. Students are also invited to attend lunchtime talks that cover a wide-range of Lab research. More>

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Local Second Graders Learn About Computers During Recent Visit

The IT Division hosted students from LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley. The kids learned about computer software, hardware, and networking, through various hands-on activities. Among the volunteer mentors was IT’s Tammy Campbell (pictured). The annual event aims to motivate youngsters to pursue their interest and education in IT and computing.

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