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Project Descriptions for Energy Fellowship Mentorships Due Dec. 15

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) seeks to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals through a summer program for bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral students. Workforce Development and Education seeks Lab mentors for MLEF fellows. No funding from divisions or areas is required. Applications are due Dec. 15.

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Lab Hosts Alameda County Community Food Bank Donation Drive

Staff are invited to donate unopened nonperishable food items such as grains, beans, pasta, peanut butter, and canned meat to the Alameda County Food Bank. A collection barrel will be located in the cafeteria lobby until Dec. 21. View a detailed wish list here. No glass containers will be accepted. The food bank serves one in five Alameda County residents.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 14

A blood drive will be held in Perseverance Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Lab Donates to CSU East Bay Institute to Support K-12 STEM Outreach

The Lab has donated $15,000 to the California State University East Bay Institute for STEM Education’s Centers for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaborative Learning (CIRCLe) Labs program. Sponsored by the Lab’s Government and Community Relations office, this marks the second annual “signature” contribution to an organization that shares the Lab’s values. More>

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Lead Science Lessons as an Education Ambassador; Training on Dec. 7

Be a STEM educator and role model in East Bay elementary schools by leading hands-on science activities that feature Berkeley Lab discoveries. At the next BLISS workshop, ambassadors will be trained to give lessons on “The Invisible Universe” and “Chemical Reactions.” The event takes place Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Share your love of science by signing up here.

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Need an Intern this Spring? Contact Workforce Development & Education

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for spring 2018 internship programs, which begin Jan. 8 and continue for sixteen weeks through April 27. The deadline for making an offer is Dec. 11. Go here for more information on mentoring or instructions on how to review applicants and select interns.

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Lawrence Hall of Science Seeks School Supplies to Aid Fire Victims

The Lawrence Hall of Science, in partnership with the Berkeley Public Service Center, invites you to support the needs of students, teachers, and school communities who have been impacted by these fires through a supply drive to collect critical school supplies. Deadline is Nov. 2. More>

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Legal Plan Assistance for Employees Affected by Wildfires

ARAG, UC’s legal plan, is offering free access to their “DIY Docs,” the Education Center, and the “Find-an-Attorney” tool. All impacted staff, even those not currently enrolled in ARAG, will have free access for six months. Eligible employees can visit the ARAG website and enter code “18323cfr.” Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 11, 2018. More>

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The Physicist’s Guide to the Universe

An article in the CERN Courier recognizes the Particle Data Group’s contributions to particle physics over the past 60 years. The story chronicles how PDG grew out of a 1957 article co-authored by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld to become an international collaboration, led by the Lab, whose comprehensive Review of Particle Physics is popularly known as the “bible of particle physics.”

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IT’s Stephen Lau Helped Save Lives During Santa Rosa Fire

A reserve police officer for Hayward, Lau was among those from departments all over the Bay Area to respond to Santa Rosa’s call for help last week. He and his crew drove towards the flames and went door-to-door in the Kendall and Oakmont neighborhoods telling residents to evacuate. Then as the flames grew, he and other officers had to make a run for it as well. More>

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