Elizabeth Bautista was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network. The award was announced as part of the Filipina Leadership Global Summit held last month. At NERSC, Bautista also manages a paid internship program for students and conducts outreach to schools. More>
In one of the rainiest summers they had ever experienced, materials scientist Rachel Woods-Robinson and her friend traversed the country by bicycle to share their love of science and renewable energy with middle-school students. Though they taught lessons, they gained many of their own as well. More>
L’Oréal USA announced the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship, which honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with $60,000 fellowships to advance their postdoctoral research. Three of the five winners are affiliated with Berkeley Lab: Sarah Richardson, Claire Robertson and Ming Yi.More>
Former Lab Director Charles Shank is receiving the 2014 DOE’s Fermi Award, a Presidential honor recognizing the recipient for career achievement in science and technology. Shank is a key pioneer in the field of ultrafast science and is being honored for his leadership and service. Read a profile of him here.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. We profile Michael Botello of Facilities, Rachel Carl of HR, and Javier Ceja-Navarro of EES. More>
Berkeley Lab’s Lenny Oliker will lead SUPER, a Department of Energy project that helps researchers make the most efficient and effective use of petascale systems. More>
Shreyas “DJ Shrey” Cholia of the Computational Research Division and NERSC spins his unique blend of Bollywood, electronica, and garage-indie pop, for the UC Berkeley radio station every other Tuesday night. “I like finding music that crosses over from one genre to another; I’m not someone who likes to pigeon-hole myself.” More>
Fong, formerly with UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames, will oversee export control programmatic priorities and develop appropriate best practices to mitigate export control risks, as well as providing employees with export control awareness and training. Contact Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org or SHFong@lbl.gov.
Robinson will step down as director of Engineering Division to serve as Project Management Officer full time, effective August 1. He has managed the PMO while simultaneously serving as division director since 2012. The change was made to better assure the success of existing and anticipated major capital and science projects. More>
A blog posted on the SC15 website spotlights Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon’s 2 Gordon Bell Prizes (1988 & 2009) and how these accolades help set the foundation for his successful career in high performance computing. The awarding of each year’s prizes are a highlight of the SC conference every November. More>