Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Booths at AAAS a Big Hit

Evocative 3D video from ALS research, a futuristic-looking IceCube neutrino detector, and a inspiring video loop capturing the breadth of the Lab’s scientific endeavors, among other attractions, brought hundreds of visitors over the three-day event. Over the weekend, Workforce Development and Education wowed with hands-on activities. More>

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5 Big Questions Answered at March 23 Science at the Theater

Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From wave energy to dark energy, come see Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. The event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. Go here for more information and to RSVP.

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Judges Needed for March 21 Alameda County Science Fair

Lab researchers are invited to serve as judges for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking, breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages will be provided. Go here to sign up. For more information, contact Paul Mirkarimi.

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Local High School Students Tour NERSC

Last week, students from Doherty Valley High School in San Ramon and the Computer Academy at Oakland Technical High School descended on the Oakland Scientific Facility to learn more about supercomputing and networking. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Feb. 19

Inclement weather and flu outbreaks are causing many donors to cancel their donations. To help ensure a steady supply of blood, staff are encouraged to donate blood on Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to make an appointment (code LBL). Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Serving as Staff Advisor to UC Regents ‘Rewarding,’ Says Johansen

Serving from 2007 to 2009, the senior advisor to the Lab Deputy Director said his time as a staff advisor was well worth it and encourages others to apply. Applications are now being accepted for staff advisor designate. The deadline is March 6. More>

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Lab Volunteers Key to Successful Family Science Night in Richmond

Twenty-four employees from various divisions helped youngsters investigate bubbles, explore green goo, and sift through science at Washington Elementary. School superintendent Bruce Harter expressed hi gratitude for this “small army of enthusiastic Lab volunteers.” Interested in helping out with future event? Contact Ramya Sankar (x7119). More>

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Volunteers Needed at AAAS Family Science Days Feb. 14-15

Help to lead hands-on microscope and diffraction grating activities in the Lab’s booth, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center. Three hour shifts are sough. Mileage and parking will be covered by the Lab. No experience necessary. Family members are encouraged to attend. Go here to register.

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Nuclear Science Day for Girl/Boy Scouts on April 4

The event, now in its fifth year, is hosted by the Nuclear Science Division, Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, and Workforce Development and Education. Volunteers are sought to assist, and employees with connections to scout troops are encouraged to invite them to sign up. More>

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Local Science Fairs Seek Judges for Feb. 25

The West Contra Costa Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Contact Mirel Rivera for more information. The San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 26. Contact Bob Fabino for more information. Lunch will be provided for judges at both venues.

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