Today at Berkeley Lab

Three Questions for ETA Researcher Marca Doeff

Doeff works in the Energy Technology Area’s Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, was motivated to pursue science from an inspirational high school teacher, and is researching materials to improve electric car batteries. Go here to read Doeff’s complete answers, which were posted on the Lab’s Facebook page last week.

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Lab Staff Participate in ‘Small Act-Big Impact’ Earth Day Campaign

Branden Brough of the Molecular Foundry commutes to work in an electric vehicle, and Linda Vu (pictured) of Computing composts and recycles. These small acts were featured on the Lab’s Twitter feed as part of Los Alamos Lab’s “My Small Act” Earth Day campaign.

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Get Your News While Waiting for Coffee or Eating Lunch

Staff who need to catch up on what’s going on at the Lab can do so while munching on a sandwich or waiting for a latte in the cafeteria dining hall. A video monitor next to the coffee bar features a daily updated slide show of the latest news, including research, lectures, awards, and events. Check it out next time you’re up there.

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Lab Hosts Albany High Students for Shadow Day 2015

Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>

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Public Affairs Offers Media Training on April 22

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab communications manager Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday April 22. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up.

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Science at the Theater Audience Votes on Most-Urgent Science Questions

If you missed the March 23 Science at the Theater, then here’s a chance to catch the presentation. Scientists discussed the big questions that spurred their research, then audience members voted on which question science should answer first. Go here to find out how the polling turned out.

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Instagram Takover Shows Day-in-the-Life of Physics Intern

Particle detection simulations, a Daya Bay group meeting, a lunchtime spinach salad, and awe-inspiring Bay views were part of a recent day in the life of intern Akaxia Cruz, a University of Colorado graduate working in the Physics Division this spring. Interested in setting up a “takeover” for your group? Contact Kelly Owen for more information.

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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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‘Ask Berkeley Lab’ Question on the Future of Batteries is Answered

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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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