Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Assists With City of Oakland Summer ‘Science Week’ Camp for Kids

In June, volunteers from various Lab areas led a variety of outdoor activities for kids — from inspecting fireflies to mixing dry ice — all aimed at teaching the basics of scientific inquiry. Science Week is part of Oakland’s Town Camp, an eight-week enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12. Colette Flood of the Lab’s Workforce Development and Education helped to create the program. Go here for more on the camp and a photo feature.

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DOE, Ad Council Collaborate on #SheCanStem Campaign

The Department of Energy is collaborating with the Ad Council to support the She Can STEM campaign, which introduces women who are changing the world with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and seeks to encourage girls and young women to pursue education and careers in STEM fields.

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Michael Wehner to Discuss Extreme Weather at the Alameda Public Library

Changes in the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather events — like drought, wildfire, crop failure, and species extinction — are among the most serious consequence of global warming. Understanding what the future portends is vital if society hopes to adapt to a very different world. Berkeley Lab’s Michael Wehner will discuss these topics at the Alameda Public Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. More>

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Youth From Rising Sun Energy Center Visit Lab for Energy Design Challenge

For the second year, Berkeley Lab hosted youth participants from the Rising Sun Energy Center for an energy design challenge. The youths, who spent the summer providing “Green House Call” services to residents in Northern California, were able to apply what they’ve learned in residential energy-efficiency work to the challenge. Volunteers from ETA and across the Lab were critical to making the event a success.

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iCLEM Cohort Concludes Summer Research at JBEI

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM), the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s flagship outreach program, recently concluded with student presentations and poster presentations by the teachers who assisted in the program. Photos of the celebration are available here. Students shared highlights of their experience at JBEI here.

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High School Intern Is Posit-ive About Coding

Sanjana Shah is about to start her senior year in high school after completing her second summer internship with the Lab’s Computing Sciences Summer Student program. While working with Computing Sciences’ David Donofrio, she developed her own algorithms to help evaluate Posit, a new number format that has the potential to quickly and accurately crunch big data sets for simulations processed at NERSC. More>

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High School Interns Present at Biotech Partners Poster Competition

High school students who interned at Berkeley Lab recently presented their posters at ‘BRAVO!’ — the Biotech Partners end-of-summer celebration and poster competition. Four interns from the Lab’s Biosciences Area made it to the final round, and two won honorable mentions. More>

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Help Reduce Blood Shortage by Participating in Aug. 16 Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to a current blood shortage, staff are encouraged to donate at the Lab’s next blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 16. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Education Outreach Office Hosts Aug. 8 Summer Intern Poster Session

The work of 75 interns in the BLUR, BLUFF Student, CCI, GEM, SULI, and VFP Student programs will be on display during a poster session on the Advanced Light Source patio, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Workforce Development & Education interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Meet the Summer 2018 Biosciences Interns

This summer the Biosciences Area has hosted student interns ranging from high school- through graduate school-level. They came through a number of programs dedicated to training the next generation of scientists. Some of the interns took time from their busy summer to share highlights of their experiences in the Biosciences Area.

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