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.
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>
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.
A breast cancer diagnosis prompted the Public Affairs staffer to shift her career from promoting car racing on Fox Sports to the Lab’s research, which actually “makes a difference.” She also took up competitive disc golf, a game with less rough contact than her previous sport…co-ed flag football. More>
Narrated by the legendary Peter Coyote, the video attempts to capture the Lab’s “spirit, purpose, and distinction.” The piece is the first in a planned series of “on brand” videos designed to explain and excite audiences about the people and science that make Berkeley Lab unique. More>
Shashi Buluswar of the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at LBNL (LIGTT) fielded dozens of questions on sustainable global development in a lively Twitter chat on Feb. 11. Check out this summary on Storify. And click here to hear a conversation he had with NPR’s Renee Montagne, which also aired on Feb. 11.
Shashi Buluswar, executive director of the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at LBNL, will answer questions via Twitter on the 50 Breakthroughs study, a kind of blueprint for sustainable global development. Tune in to @BerkeleyLab at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and ask questions with the hashtag #50Breakthroughs.
On the heels of a recent news release on Jeff Greenblatt’s research, “California’s Policies Can Significantly Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions through 2030,” Berkeley Lab’s social media followers were asked to submitted their own “Ask A Scientist” questions around greenhouse gas emissions.
Are you interested in learning how to use social media to communicate your research to a wider audience? The Lab’s social media team wants to help. Researchers are invited to take this brief survey, which will provide valuable information developing the best social media strategies. For more information, contact Kelly Owen.