Today at Berkeley Lab

Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Dec. 1 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide 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 Volunteers Participate in ‘Black Girls CODE’ Event

Earlier this month, Dani Ushizima (left), Laleh Coté (center), and intern Ashlee Ingram assisted 100 girls of color between the ages of 7 and 17 build webpages using HTML and CSS. Black Girls CODE works to empower young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators. Check out the upcoming Robotics Expo in Berkeley.

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DACA Act Helps Jose Sierra Procure Job in Computing

After an introduction to the Lab’s high-performance computing research through a high school IT academy, Jose Sierra, now an engineering student at SF State, had hoped to work at Lab to gain real-world experience. But as an émigré from Guatemala, he had no work permit. DACA changed all that. He’s now a student assistant in CRD. More>

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‘AskBerkeleyLab’ Question on Treating Radiation Exposure Answered

Lab chemist, Rebecca Abergel, answers a question from Oakland resident Yelena on how a pill can treat exposure to radiation.

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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question on Access to Healthy Food Answered

Shashi Buluswar, Executive Director at the LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, answers a question on why healthy food costs so much and is not available in low-income neighborhoods.

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MSD Researchers Talk Materials Sciences With Local High School Students

Nick Borys, Alex Buyanin, and David Garfield shared with students at Los Lomas High School in Walnut Creek what it’s like to work “in the invisible realm” at the Molecular Foundry. They also shared tips on studying materials sciences in college. More>

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Volunteers Needed for Family Science Night in Richmond on Nov. 18

Volunteers will staff science stations, assisting children and families with hands-on activities during the Bubble Festival Family Science Night on Nov. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No experience required. Register here. Volunteers will receive free t-shirts. The event is sponsored by Workforce Development and Education. Contact Mary Connolly for more information.

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Electric Circuits Workshop for BLISS Volunteers on Nov. 10

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide 4th graders as they safely explore simple and series circuits; learn about short circuits; and investigate batteries, conductors and insulators. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

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KQED Profiles Lab’s Solar Fridge Vaccine Project

Vaccine delivery is a major problem due to the absence of reliable refrigeration in many remote countries. Lab scientists have developed a portable solar-powered vaccine fridge that can be transported by bicycle or motorcycle to remote areas of the developing world. More>

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Ebola is Topic of Nano*High Talk on Nov. 1

High school-age children are invited to attend a talk on Ebola by Donald Francis, an infectious disease expert who formerly worked for the Centers for Disease Control. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in 1 Pimentel Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. More>

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