Today at Berkeley Lab

Volunteer for Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

The Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting the annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on Saturday, April 23. Over 200 kids and troop leaders will visit the Lab. Volunteers are needed to help organize and run the activities on the event day. Volunteers can register here, or contact Alan Poon (x2467).

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Lab Employees Participate in ‘Black Girls CODE’ Robot Expo

Last month, CRD’s Dani Ushizima (left) and Laleh Coté (Workforce Development & Education) joined forces with Black Girls CODE to support 214 girls of color (ages 7-17) at the Robot Expo. The girls participated in hands-on activities on robotics, heard from from STEM professionals, and learned about applications and uses for robots.

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Judges Sought for Pleasant Hill Elementary Science Fair

The event is on Jan. 28 at 5:45 p.m. Scientific background is not necessary…just an interest in seeing some terrific projects that future scientists are busy working on right now. Even an hour of time is welcome. For more information, contact JGI’s Natasha Brown.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 17

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, Dec. 17, in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (enter Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088) for more information.

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Host a Cal Energy Corps Summer Intern in 2016

The Cal Energy Corps program is an undergraduate internship created to engage top students from UC Berkeley in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions. To submit a brief project description or for more information about the Lab’s participation in the program, contact Melissa Summers.

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Berkeley Food & Housing Project Donation Collection Drive Dec. 7-11

Staff are invited to bring new or gently used towels, toiletries (new, unopened), new socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweat pants, flip flops, and new or gently used sheets and blankets to the collection barrel located in the cafeteria lobby from Dec. 7 to 11. A rep for BFHP will be onsite during the holiday party on Wednesday. BFHP works to ease and end the crisis of homelessness. More>

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Veteran Employee Resource Group Hosts SFSU Student Vets

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>

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Find Fun Science Gifts at Lawrence Hall of Science

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>

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Bay Area Science Festival ‘Discovery Day’ on Nov. 7

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>

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Cycling for Science: Lab Researcher Recounts her Cross-Country Trek

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>

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