Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Helps South Africa Become Energy Efficient

Launched in 2014, EERE International’s South Africa Clean Energy Project brings together experts from the U.S. and South Africa, including Lab researchers, led by ETA’s Charlie Curcija. They use DOE-developed software to analyze typical building structures in South Africa, specifically looking at the building envelope to determine their energy efficiency and locate opportunities to improve. More>

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Workforce Development & Education Host BLAZES Volunteer Workshop

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m., WD&E will host a workshop for employees interested in volunteering for the BLAZES program. Attendees will learn or get a refresher on the hands-on science activities conducted with the students during their BLAZES visit. Lunch will be provided. Register before Thursday, Sept. 29.

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‘Science Outreach in the Classroom’ Workshop, Sept. 28

The Workforce Development & Education office is hosting a “Science Outreach in the Classroom” workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m, for Lab employees who are interested in volunteering to conduct science outreach in a classroom or school setting. Lunch will be provided. Register online by Thursday, Sept. 22.

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WD&E Helps CUCSA Participants Explore Hands-On Science

At a recent meeting of the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA), the Lab’s Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) led team-building activities for 30 attendees, using hands-on activities from the BLISS Resource Center. Participants explored “Solids, Gases, and Liquids” and “Paper Circuits,” working together to engineer solutions.

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Lab-Wide Volunteer Recognition Reception on Sept. 19

The event, hosted by Workforce Development & Education (WD&E), will recognize all employees who have volunteered for mentoring, outreach, and educational programs, highlight WD&E 2016 accomplishments, and provide info on upcoming volunteer opportunities. Light refreshments will be served. The gathering takes place from noon to 2 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. here.

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‘Bay Area Scientists in Schools’ Seeks Volunteers; Kick-Off Event on Sept. 30

Interested in helping local elementary schools get kids excited about science and engineering? Join UC and Lab scientists in volunteering for Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS), which seeks to foster scientific curiosity in kids and teachers through hands-on classroom experiences. A kick-off event takes place Friday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in 775 Tan Hall. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak at Exploratorium ‘Spin’ Event

The science museum’s “After Dark” Thursday night series will focus on “spin” during its Sept. 1 event, which will feature talks by Lab physicists. Carl Haber will discuss digitally mapping old recordings to recover lost sounds at 7:30 p.m., and Robert Cahn will talk on “Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals” at 8:30 p.m., both in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. More>

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High School Students From ‘Biotech Partners’ Intern in Biosciences Area

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>

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2016 Solano Stroll

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.

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Lab Internship Program Helps Prepare Next Generation of Scientists

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.

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