The Lab is hosting “Eight Big Ideas” at the Berkeley Repertory Theater tonight, which features eight scientists giving eight-minute talks on their research. The event is sold out, but those who don’t have a free ticket can watch a livestream of the event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more and watch the event live here.
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Need postcards printed with soy-based ink but don’t know where to start? Check out the Lab’s Printing and Duplicating Policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual. The revised policy clarifies the Lab’s rules for printing and duplicating. Responsibilities of the Printing Services Coordinator (Creative Services) and the Procurement Department are defined. Employees who need assistance in selecting the best process or supplier for a printing or duplicating job may contact the Printing Services Coordinator in Creative Services. For questions about procuring duplicating services, contact the Procurement Department.
A special Earth Day edition of Science at the Theater —”How Hot Will It Get?” — attracted a full house of 600 to the Berkeley Repertory Theatre Monday night. Another 300 watched the show online via a new HD, live stream option. Featuring presentations by Lab climate scientists Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, and Jeff Chambers, as well as UC Berkeley economist Max Aufhammer, the evening was punctuated with the latest projections about the extent of planetary warming and the dire consequences of our growing carbon imbalance. A video of the program will be available soon on the Lab’s YouTube channel. On May 13 at 7p.m. Science at the Theater returns with “Eight Big Ideas,” with eight scientists presenting eight game-changing concepts in eight minutes each.
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A panel will convene on Monday, April 29, in Perseverance Hall to discuss the 25-words-or-less descriptions of the Lab that employees have been sending in. Staff are invited to observe the proceedings and offer input. The event — which runs from 10 a.m. to noon — is hosted by the Public Affairs Office. Go here to see the descriptions that have been submitted so far, and to offer up your own. The deadline for submissions is April 15.
More than 30 employees have taken the time to share their thoughts on how to describe the Lab in 25 words or less, an exercise that challenges us to express to the world what we’re all about. Using the text submitted so far, the above word cloud was created, which shows some emerging themes that will be discussed in an upcoming workshop (date TBD). Use the cloud to help craft your own mini description and submit via the comments section (below). Go here to see previous submissions.
The Lab hosts its next Science at the Theater event on Monday, April 22, with a presentation on “How Hot Will It Get?” that features researchers discussing their latest findings on the earth’s changing climate — from the tundra to the rainforest. Participating scientists include Margaret Torn, Jeff Chambers, and Bill Collins of the Earth Sciences Division, Michael Wehner of the Computational Research Division, and Maximilian Auffhammer of UC Berkeley. This free event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Roda Stage at 7 p.m. More>
To generate interest in last fall’s Science at the Theater on Lab technologies for the developing world, members of the public who RSVP’d had their names entered into a random drawing, with the winners getting a tour of the Lab’s cookstove testing facility. Stove lab researcher Daniel Wilson (center) hosted (from l-r) Gary Prentice, Cecille Garcia, Virginia Wang, and Mary Prescop. “This visit was a once in a lifetime experience that I will hold well in my happiness memory bank,” said Garcia. “After just an hour, I walked away 1000-times more informed as a global citizen,” said Wang. “Thank you Berkeley Lab for doing this great work and for making it accessible to folks like me.”
We’ve all been there. Someone asks: “Berkeley Lab? What’s that?” There are a thousand ways to answer. But as part of the Lab’s re-branding project, Public Affairs is looking for just one from the people who know the Lab best — our employees. The “elevator speech” has to be conversational, easy to remember, accurate, and compelling in a way that makes listeners want to know more. But it can’t be more than 25 words. Post your suggestion in the comment field (below) for this article by April 15.The best ones will be considered and role-played in an open workshop in late April. Here is one to get you started. “Berkeley Lab is a government-funded laboratory that researches everything from renewable energy to the origins of the universe.”
Berkeley Lab spin-off success Second Genome is joining an initiative by the American Gut project to “explore the connection between the human microbiome and type 2 diabetes.” The initiative is using “Citizen Science” to gather its results. For more on the Lab’s connection, see the latest tech blog. More>
Are you a postdoc? Would you like to inspire the general public about the incredible science being conducted at Berkeley Lab — and get paid for it? Then come to a tour guide information session on Monday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about what it takes to become a Lab tour guide as well as some tricks of the media-training trade. Light refreshments will be served. Formal tryouts — where candidates present their best spiel to Public Affairs representatives — will be held in the following weeks. For more information and to register, contact Nicole Pagano.