Today at Berkeley Lab

Local Elementary School Teachers Visit Berkeley Lab

Over 30 first and fourth grade teachers came as part of Workforce Development & Education’s BLEV program. They toured the Advanced Light Source and spoke with researchers on connecting science in the classroom to applications at the Lab, with specific interest in teaching the topics of waves and energy. More>

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August 26 Talk on Communicating Science

Melody Bomgardner, Senior Business Editor at Chemical & Engineering News, will discuss how researchers can use science journalism techniques to convey the importance and excitement of scientific discoveries to business people, policy makers, funders, and others. The presentation will be Wed., Aug. 26, noon-1:30 pm, at JBEI, 5885 Hollis St., Emeryville, Seminar A/B.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at Solano Stroll

Berkeley Lab volunteers are needed for the Berkeley Albany community Solano Stroll on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event enables Berkeley Lab to share with the local community more about who we are and what we do. Volunteers will enjoy great food, sunshine, music and entertainment. Go here to sign up for a two-hour slot.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on August 20

The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, August 20, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088) for more information.

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JGI Interns Share Summer Experiences on Video

JGI hosted 10 students this summer, including several from UC Merced, and two from the SULI Program. The interns had opportunities to spend time out in the field, work at the lab bench, and do some computational analyses at their desks. Several interns relate their summer experiences in short videos.

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JBEI Hosts NSLC Biotech High School Students

This summer JBEI hosted 169 students taking part in the National Student Leadership Conference’s biotechnology program for a series of lab tours, research presentations and career discussions. More>

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Volunteer Opportunities at Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science has volunteer opportunities to engage children and families in hands-on science education. Share insights and knowledge with future scientists and make science come alive for visitors through interactive experiences. Flexible shifts and commitment levels are available. Learn how to get involved at an adult volunteer orientation on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. More>

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August 6 Poster Session Highlights Work by Undergraduate Interns

The work of 70 undergraduate students participating in Workforce Development & Education’s summer internship programs will be on display from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The event demonstrates the breadth of research conducted at the Lab through the experience of the students taking part in the programs. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend an August 10 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.

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Lab Leads Subsurface Science & Technology Exhibit at National Lab Day

The Earth Science Division played a significant role in leading the preparation of the Subsurface Science and Technology exhibit, with 11 other national labs, at the recent National Lab Day held in Washington D.C. The event helps explain to congress the impact of science conducted by the National Laboratory System. More>

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