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Share Engaging Science With Local Fifth Graders

Attend a Jan. 8 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. Registration required. More>

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Blood Drive on Dec. 17

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment (enter “LBL” then click arrow in red circle). Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, contact Marissa Smithwick (x6088).

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Dec. 11 Poster Session Highlights Work by Undergraduate Interns

The work of 22 undergraduate students who have spent this fall participating in the SULI internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The poster session is hosted by Workforce Development & Education.

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Lab Doubles Donations for SHARES Program

This year, $21,060 was raised, compared to $10,080 last year. The top three charities donated to were Global Impact, Local Independent Charities, and Bay Area Black United Fund. SHARES is administered by the Public Affairs Office.

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BLAZES Volunteer Workshop Rescheduled to Dec. 8

Originally slated for Dec. 1, the Monday, Dec. 8 event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will teach participants how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration required.

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Lab Staff Volunteer at Girl Scouts’ STEM Career Day Event

Six researchers spent a recent Saturday at NASA Ames sharing their passion for their work through hands-on activities at the Girl Scouts’ “When I Grow Up” Career Day Event. More than 700 girls attended the annual event, which brings together K-12th graders to learn about careers in technology and environment. More>

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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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