Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. More>
Over the past year blood donated at the Lab’s drives have aided more than 500 people. The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, April 16, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.
Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>
Last weekend, Molecular Foundry senior staff scientist Ron Zuckermann and two of his undergraduate students presented at the Upward Bound Nanoscience conference. This is a college prep program for Bay Area high school students. They presented a lecture on the Wonders of Nanoscience and did a few demos. More>
Workforce Development & Education, Human Resources, and the Joint Genome Institute recently attended the National Society of Black Engineers. The team discussed internship opportunities, careers, groundbreaking research at Berkeley Lab, and what it’s like to work at a DOE national laboratory. More>
If you missed the March 23 Science at the Theater, then here’s a chance to catch the presentation. Scientists discussed the big questions that spurred their research, then audience members voted on which question science should answer first. Go here to find out how the polling turned out.
Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend, to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day (DSTW) on Thursday, April 23. Schedule of events and registration can be found here. DSTW is open to children ages 9 to 16 and costs $30 per child.
Between her responsibilities as a staff scientist, deputy lead for the Data Analytics and Visualization Group, and a fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, it seems Daniela Ushizima would look forward to time away from computers. But she often spends a full day teaching young women about computers, coding, robotics, and careers in STEM. More>
Attend a March 31 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. This is the last workshop for 2014-15. Registration is required.
Frank Hale recently brought a group of computer science enthusiasts from Diablo Valley College (DVC) to NERSC for a tour. They were hosted by Elizabeth Bautista; heard talks from Richard Gerber, David Skinner and Jack DeSlippe on high performance computing and how it is used at NERSC to enable a broad range of science; and took a tour of the machine room. More>