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Welcome, Summer 2016 Interns

Workforce Development & Education welcomed 84 undergraduate and faculty interns participating in its BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, SULI, and VFP programs. The interns have come to the Lab from universities and colleges nationwide to conduct research with Lab scientists who serve as their mentors for the duration of the program. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on June 16

Five million patients will need blood this year. You can help by donating at the next American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, June 16, in the Cafeteria Parking Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome.

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JBEI Researcher Participates at ‘Dinner with a Scientist’

Sarah LaFrance, a software developer in the Synthetic Biology Informatics Group, volunteered last week at “Dinner with a Scientist” organized by the Oakland Unified School District. LeFrance talked with fourth and fifth graders about her role at the Lab, as well as the work JBEI is doing to develop alternative energy sources.

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Launches; Includes Lectures

The 12-week program provides students with an opportunity to work on projects in computational research, high-performance computing, high-speed networking, or a collaboration of each, under the guidance of staff. Students are also invited to attend lunchtime talks that cover a wide-range of Lab research. More>

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Local Second Graders Learn About Computers During Recent Visit

The IT Division hosted students from LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley. The kids learned about computer software, hardware, and networking, through various hands-on activities. Among the volunteer mentors was IT’s Tammy Campbell (pictured). The annual event aims to motivate youngsters to pursue their interest and education in IT and computing.

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Lab Participates in Clean Energy Ministerial Showcase June 1-2

The event will feature nearly 100 innovative companies and technologies in San Francisco’s Union Square. The Lab’s booth includes energy integration demos, including control system sequencing, interoperability, and model predictive control across buildings and transport. Also scheduled is a STEM teacher training, Science at the Theater, and tours of the Lab and JBEI. More>

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‘Veterans Day on the Job’ Hosted by VERG

Berkeley Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) and the Diversity and Inclusion Office recently hosted a “Veterans’ Day on the Job” event for participants in the Npower program. The event included a tour, career workshop, and networking session. More>

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NERSC’s Friesen Helps Calculate Chances of Surviving Zombie Apocalypse

Hugo Villanueva, a high school student in Southern California, was trying to crunch the numbers himself, but is handheld calculator wasn’t up to the task. So he wrote a letter to Cray Inc. asking for help. The company arranged for a visit to the high school, and brought along NERSC’s Brian Friesen to assist. More>

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Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. More>

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Another Successful Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

On April 23, over 200 girl and boy scouts and their leaders participated in the 6th annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source and Workforce Development & Education department co-sponsored this event. Go here to view images from the event, and here for tweets.

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