About 60 top university students from Mexico visited Berkeley Lab last week as part of a program aimed at promoting the formation of a new generation of Mexican leaders. Their visit was hosted by Javier Ceja-Navarro (far right), a Project Scientist in Earth Sciences who grew up in Mexico. More>
Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) programs are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at one of 16 participating DOE labs.
The Physics Division hosted the ninth “Physics in and Through Cosmology” workshop for high school physics teachers and students last month. Forty-two students and ten teachers from throughout the Bay Area participated in the five-day workshop. More>
Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for fall internship programs, which begin August 24 and continue for sixteen weeks through December 11. More>
John Ramirez, who is being mentored by Tamas Torok of the Earth Sciences Division, won a silver medal for a poster he presented on the detection of riboswitches in mycobacterial viruses at a recent Howard Hughes Medical Institute conference. Ramirez is a student at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX.
The Bloodmobile will be at the Lab on Thursday, June 18, in the Cafeteria Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule an appointment here (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Contact Marissa Smithwick x6088 for more information.
Workforce Development & Education welcomed 72 interns participating in its SULI, CCI, VFP, and BLUR programs. The interns have come to the Lab from universities and colleges nationwide to conduct research with Lab scientists, who serve as their mentors for the 10-week program.
Rachel Woods-Robinson and her cycling partner have been on their cross-country trip for about two weeks and have around 14 states to go. They are visiting middle schools along the way teaching fun lessons in physics and celebrating STEM teachers. More>
Several Life Sciences Division laboratories opened their doors to high school students at the 2015 STEM Career Awareness Day on April 28. Three hundred East Bay students took part in this yearly event at which they were introduced to careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. More>
Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide students in grades 6-8 as they explore dry ice, and plan and conduct their own investigations. Participants are eligible to borrow a materials kit. Register here.