At this Monday’s Science at the Theater event, members of the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite Lab technology. Public Affairs is seeking volunteers to assist with vote collection and other duties. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Go here to sign up, and here for more information on the event.
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The Public Affairs Office hosted the Lab’s first-ever, live-streamed, virtual tour of three User Facilities yesterday. Students from local classrooms, as well as members of the public, joined Dula Parkinson at the Advanced Light Source, Deirdre Olynick at the Molecular Foundry, and Jim Ciston of the Center for Electron Microscopy. They explained their research at the facilities and answered questions from viewers. Send comments or suggestions for future virtual field trips to Public Affairs social media specialist Kelly Owen.
Like a science version of the popular show “Shark Tank,” the Lab’s next Science at the Theater event will feature researchers “pitching” their technologies, then audience members and panel of judges will vote on which one most benefits society. The Monday, Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. event takes place at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Researchers and their technologies include: Guoying Chen (Making Better Batteries), Sylvain Costes (Tracking and Hacking Personal DNA Damage), Steven Lanzisera (Making Energy Measurement Stick), Gloria Oliver (Molecular Velcro), and Alex Zettl (Dress Code for Martians). RSVP here. The show will also be webcast. Send questions via tweet (@BerkeleyLab) or e-mail (email@example.com).
Public Affairs has created a customizable sign that hangs near Building 65 facing Chu Road, just past Blackberry Gate. Divisions or departments who want to welcome off-site guests, or share information with the Lab community, are invited to prepare their own messages, which can be attached to the bottom of the sign (where “Bringing Science Solutions to the World” is currently printed). Contact Creative Services (x4020) for more information and a price quote.
Zosia Rostomian, an illustrator with the Lab’s Creative Services Office, recently had one of her pictures selected for the Astronomy Picture of the Day website. The image depicts a type of measurement by the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), a Physics Division project. Scientists who require illustrations to help depict their research can contact Creative Services (x4020).
It’s an image employees have seen numerous times — the classic photo of the Lab’s windows testing facility, taken by Roy Kaltschmidt and used numerous times in print and online publications. The DOE selected this iconic shot as part of their best of 2013 “Photos of the Week” list. Research at the facility helped create the first energy-efficient dual-paned windows, now used in buildings and home worldwide, resulting billions of dollars in energy savings. Go here to see all the “best of” photos.
Polish up your proposals with the assistance of Berkeley Lab’s Creative Services editorial services. Whether you need help crafting, writing, editing, or formatting your proposal, the Creative Services team can hone your message and give your project the best chance of success. We assist you in adhering to submission guidelines and will work within your budget to help you shape a professional, clear message. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact the Creative Services editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Affairs Office is using a new tactic to bring science education to the local community. Signs recently posted at various BART stations featured photos of Lab research, and passersby were invited to guess what the image depicted and submit their answers via tweet or e-mail. The poster above shows Earth Sciences Division Director Susan Hubbard as she maps permafrost soils. Another poster showed photomultiplier tubes that line the wall of the Daya Bay neutrino detector in China.
The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is the nation’s largest research program dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuel generation technology. Established in 2010 as a Department of Energy Energy Innovation Hub, JCAP aims to find a cost-effective method to produce fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide as inputs. Berkeley Lab is the lead partner.
Nicole Pagano’s day job as the Lab’s protocol officer involves a certain amount of adult education. But rarely, if ever, does she get the opportunity to share her true passion—Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Then she heard about a program at the San Francisco County Jail that aims to stop the cycle of violence in the community and decided that teaching a class on Dante would be an excellent way to combine volunteering with her favorite piece of literature. More>
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