Today at Berkeley Lab

Kennedy High IT Students Spend a Week at the Lab Making Connections

Ten students from the IT Academy at Richmond’s Kennedy High School spent the first week of their summer vacation getting hands-on experience in high-speed networking and first-hand advice on planning their future. Go here to view an Exposure feature of their visit. More>

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ETA’s Ellen Thomas and Allison Huey Pave Own Way as Nature Guides

As full-time administrators in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Ellen Thomas (right) and Allison Huey are logistics experts who can make complicated schedules and conference coordination seem effortless and smooth. But on the weekends, they volunteer as Nature Guides for Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve in Marin County. More>

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Lab Staff Volunteer with Rebuilding Together

Lab employees and their friends dedicated a recent Saturday to help make improvements to the South Berkeley Senior Center. Their efforts were part of a larger renovation of the center, which provides companionship, culture, and community for older adults in Berkeley. The event was part of Rebuilding Together East Bay-North program. Go here to see a list of volunteers.

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The Lab Welcomes 2017 Summer Students and Interns

The students and interns, over 150 in all, include undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, researchers, and faculty from all around the country. They’ll work alongside Berkeley Lab scientists on a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, like particle physics and computing science. Go here to view an Exposure photo feature on the interns.

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Red Cross Blood Drive June 15

The Bloodmobile will be in the Cafeteria Parking Lot on Thursday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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JGI participates in STEAM Day for Foothill Middle School

Last month, Joint Genome Institute volunteers conducted a three-hour hands-on DNA sequencing demonstration for over 330 Walnut Creek sixth graders at Arbolado Park during an event dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.)

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IT Teaches Local Second Graders About Computers

IT recently hosted LeConte Elementary School second graders to teach them about computers, including hardware, software, programming, parallel computing, networking, and tech vocabulary. They even built their own computer. “It’s great for the kids to get all this exposure to computers and programming,” said one parent. IT has sponsored this program for eight years.

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Lab Engineer Helps Nepalese Villages Rebuild After Massive Earthquake

While Nepal’s capital Kathmandu has largely recovered after a deadly earthquake in 2015, Tim Hart found the country’s smaller villages were still struggling to recover. The civil/structural engineer sought to remedy this situation by training local tradespeople to rebuild in a more sustainable and safe manner. More>

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Berkeley Public Schools Fund Honors Biosciences’ Mary Wildermuth

Wildermuth was recently honored at the Berkeley Public Schools Fund Spring Luncheon for her contributions. Wildermuth developed “Be a Scientist,” a seventh-grade program that matches 200 UC Berkeley science mentors with individual students at Berkeley’s three middle schools to help them learn about scientific inquiry and investigation. The Lab is a longtime luncheon sponsor.

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Volunteers Sought for Rebuilding Together Project

The Lab is partnering with Rebuilding Together on a renovation project at the South Berkeley Senior Center on Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help install radiant barrier window film. Breakfast, lunch, and T- shirts will be provided. Sign up here by May 26.

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