Join volunteer blood donors by making a lifesaving difference this April during National Volunteer Month. A blood drive will be held in Perseverance Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.
Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) are open. These programs encourage undergraduates to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers via research experiences as interns at participating DOE national labs. Deadline is May 31.
Kathleen Chen, who interned at the Molecular Foundry with Ron Zuckermann last summer, was recognized during the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science symposium at the American Chemical Society meeting. Her poster described using gold nanoparticles embedded into peptoid nanosheets to create “all-in-one” chemical and optical sensors.
Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend (ages 9 to 16), to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 27. Cost is $30 per child. The event includes hands-on experiments, tours, lunch, and an ice cream social. Go here to see a complete schedule, register, or sign up as a volunteer. Applications due April 14.
The Institute for STEM Education is seeking volunteers for its annual Career Awareness Day on April 27. This event allows high school students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond, and Oakland to interact with local businesses, organizations, and government institutions through site tours, a networking lunch with STEM professionals, and exhibitor tabling. More>
Daniela Ushizima (Computing) and Teresa Williams (Molecular Foundry) took their first trip to Africa as part of a delegation organized by TechWomen, a unique mentoring and exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. The trip was eye opening and hugely inspirational for the women. More>
Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences-sponsored summer student Jessica Hatcher won a first-place award for her research poster “Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR) for Biological Effects of Synthetic Cathinones” at the 74th Joint Annual Meeting of The National Institute of Science/Beta Kappa Chi. Hatcher was mentored by CRD’s Bert de Jong in the summer of 2016. More>
A talented molecular biologist, Ee-Been Goh has made significant contributions to the development of new biofuels in the area of metabolic pathway for diesel-range methyl ketones. She is also an exemplary mentor and contributor to JBEI’s education and outreach efforts, including the iCLEM program. More>
The Energy Technologies Area hosted an annual institute to advance education for tomorrow’s building technicians. Faculty from community colleges attended “Learning by Doing in Building Technician Education: New Technologies, Teaching Strategies, and Lab Applications.” Using hands-on activities, the group learned about ensuring building comfort and functionality while saving energy. More>
The Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting the annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on April 29. Full and half-day assignments are available. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and full-day volunteers will have lunch provided. Register here. See photos from last year.