Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Volunteers Energize Grace Hopper Computing Conference

Women from the Lab’s Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors, and helped organize the conference, a celebration of women in computing. The event, billed as the “world’s largest gathering of women technologists, was held earlier this month. More>

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Volunteers Sought for Nov. 15 Girl Scout’s Career Day Event

Women scientists, engineers, and technical staff are invited to discuss their careers and engage students in hands-on activities or demonstrations that highlight their work at the Lab at the event, which takes place at the NASA Ames Research Center. More>

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Foundry’s Peppytide Models a Hit at Mini Maker Faire

Ron Zuckermann, Allison Chen, and Julien Muzard demonstrated the basics of protein folding using to attendees at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire last Sunday.

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Applications Open for Undergrad, Faculty Summer Internships

Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Deadline is Jan. 9. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive Today

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot until 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick for more information (x6088).

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Bubble Festival Workshop for BLISS Volunteers on Monday

Employees are invited to attend the workshop on Monday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 7-211. Learn how to conduct activities with families at community events and guide students in grades K-6 to explore surface tension, shape and patterns with bubbles. Registration required. Lunch provided.

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Lab Physics Chart Makes Cameo on The Big Bang Theory

Hit TV show features newest version of the Fundamental Particles and Interactions chart, a visualization that represents the major research findings in particle physics over the years. More>

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SHARES 2014: Annual Giving Campaign Runs From Oct. 13 to Nov. 28

For the 17th year, Berkeley Lab is sponsoring a charitable giving campaign called Berkeley Lab SHARES. Employees can pledge online, or fill out this donation form to pay by check or take a payroll deduction. Send completed donation forms (with check if applicable) to Bldg. 971-PR by Friday, Dec. 5 in order to meet the early cut-off payroll deadline. Go here to view a donor resource guide.

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Public Affairs Hosts Lab Booth at Oakland’s First Friday

Staff displayed ‘science art’ at the event, which draws thousands to downtown Oakland on the first Friday of every month for an “immersive art and community experience.” Visitors were asked to guess what the various images were, and encouraged to ask science questions that will be answered at the Science at the Theater event on Oct. 8. A video will be made of the Q&A, which will be posted in TABL.

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Campus Hosts ‘Big Ideas” Student Competition

Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas” in areas such as energy, data, health, food, and information technology. Pre-proposals are due Nov. 13. More>

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