Internships were provided to 13 high school students from across the Bay area. The mission of the non-profit Biotech Partners is to educate underserved youth in the Bay Area with personal, academic and professional development experiences that increase participation in higher education and access to fulfilling science careers. More>
Volunteers are sought for the 2016 Solano Stroll. The annual Albany and Berkeley festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 9:50 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Solano Stroll offers the Lab an opportunity to share with the community more about who we are as a national laboratory and the critical research we do. Sign up here.
Workforce Development & Education internships provide young adults the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs. View a slideshow that captures some of the work conducted this summer, which culminated in a poster session earlier this month.
The Red Cross is experiencing a critical blood shortage. As a thank-you to employees who give blood on Aug. 18, a $5 Amazon gift code will be provided. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria lot. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Use RapidPass to expedite the registration process.
The Joint BioEnergy Institute collaborated with the Engineering Biology Research Consortium for the recent launch of the “summer of synbio” at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. The activity was part of the Building with Biology project, a nationwide effort to bring synthetic biologists and the public together at science museums across the U.S. this summer. More>
High school students taking part in National Student Leadership Conference’s Biotechnology program hosted at Laney College visited the Joint BioEnergy Institute for lab tours, bioenergy overviews and STEM career explorations. This summer 164 NSLC students visited JBEI. Since 2014, 420 NSLC students from across the country have been given the opportunity to visit JBEI. More>
The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program provides Bay Area high school students with valuable hands-on experience in the lab and guidance for continuing a career in science. The students are hosted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute. More>
The work of 69 undergraduate students who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The internships provide the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.
Thirty volunteer judges are needed for Biotech Partners’ poster competition, held Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Berkeley High School. Expertise in science is not required. Those interested in participating should contact Linda Gayden, executive director of Biotech Partners, by Monday, August 1. More>
A volunteer orientation takes place Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>