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Need A Fall Intern?

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for fall internship programs, which begin August 24 and continue for sixteen weeks through December 11. More>

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Lab Intern Receives Silver Medal at HHMI Conference

John Ramirez, who is being mentored by Tamas Torok of the Earth Sciences Division, won a silver medal for a poster he presented on the detection of riboswitches in mycobacterial viruses at a recent Howard Hughes Medical Institute conference. Ramirez is a student at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX.

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Red Cross Blood Drive on June 18

The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, June 18, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.

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The Summer Interns Have Arrived

Workforce Development & Education welcomed 72 interns participating in its SULI, CCI, VFP, and BLUR 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 10-week program.

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Former Foundry Researcher ‘Cycling for Science’ Featured on NBC News

Rachel Woods-Robinson and her cycling partner have been on their cross-country trip for about two weeks and have around 14 states to go. They are visiting middle schools along the way teaching fun lessons in physics and celebrating STEM teachers. More>

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Life Sciences Co-Hosts STEM Career Awareness Day

Several Life Sciences Division laboratories opened their doors to high school students at the 2015 STEM Career Awareness Day on April 28. Three hundred East Bay students took part in this yearly event at which they were introduced to careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. More>

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‘Dry Ice Investigations’ Workshop for Lab Volunteers on May 11

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide students in grades 6-8 as they explore dry ice, and plan and conduct their own investigations. Participants are eligible to borrow a materials kit. Register here.

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ETA’s Slack and Goudey Demo Solar Oven at Local School

As part of Marin Elementary’s math and science festival, Jonathan Slack and Howdy Goudey helped students bake cookies with a solar oven that uses the focusing power of parabolas. They have researched how solar concentrating ovens can be used to bake bread inexpensively. They also demoed a sonic candy maker. More>

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‘Big Questions’ Answered at April 29 Science at the Theater

Those who missed the April 29 event in downtown Oakland can catch the presentation of “Five Big Questions,” featuring Judy Campisi on cancer and aging, Kai Vetter on radiation and public safety, Javier Ceja-Navarro on beetles, biofuels, and combustion, Ann Almgren on simulating supernovae, and Shashi Buluswar on his Urban Food Initiative. Go here to watch the video.

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“5 Big Questions” Theme of Wednesday’s Science at the Theater

4-29-15-SATTEvery discovery and invention starts with a question. From simulating supernovae to growing food in our cities, Berkeley Lab scientists will dive into the big questions that drive their research. Come hear Judy Campisi, Kai Vetter, Shashi Buluswar, Javier Ceja-Navarro, and Ann Almgren speak on April 29 at Oakland’s Kaiser Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Go here to RSVP.

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