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New Postdoc Orientation on May 25

New postdocs are encouraged to attend an orientation on May 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The event will include presentations from the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, Workforce Development and Education Office, and library services, and provide a chance for new hires to ask questions. More>

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Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. More>

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Check out Photos and Videos from Earth Month

Did you miss an Earth Month event? Check out photos of the Lab’s Earth Month activities, and view videos of the PG&E Energy Efficiency Panel and the talk on “Water Security in a Changing Climate.” You can also download the Lab Environmental Walk map. More>

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Lab Celebrates National Bike to Work Month on May 19

The event — Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot — will feature information on a soon-to-launch bike shuttle service, electric bikes (e-bikes) with demos provided, bike safety, and properly loading bikes onto Lab shuttles. The Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) and Lab Bicycle Coalition will also be on hand.

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DOE Highlights Lab PECASE Winner Michael Stadler

Stadler, who leads the Grid Integration Group in the Energy Technologies Area, was named a PECASE recipient for driving the development of the OE-funded microgrid modeling tool known as the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). He received his Presidential Early Career Award at a recent White House ceremony. More>

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Elephant Image Garners Top Prize at Spring Showcase

Employees attending the recent Photo Club Spring Showcase cast their votes for best image, and the winner was EH&S retiree Randy Roig for his image “Sunset Procession of the Herd.” Brian Friesen of NERSC won the raffle drawing and took home a nighttime photo of the ALS by Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning image and for more on the Photo Club.

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Video Highlights of Molecular Foundry 10th Anniversary

Posted on a special webpage that includes over 50 photographs and a number of news stories from the event, the three minute video features highlights of the day and thoughts from the Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, former Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos, Congressman Mike Honda, and MIT’s Jeff Grossman.

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Toast on the Hill Toastmasters Club Hosts May 12 Open House

Learn more about the Lab’s Toastmasters group at an open house on Thursday, May 12, at noon in Building 70A-3377. The event will feature a talk by James Jeffley, a Toastmaster contest winner, “Table Topic” session, and refreshments. Toastmasters helps improve presentation, public speaking, and leadership skills. The Lab group and meets on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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More Than 400 Attend Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair

Question: What does a smokehouse have in common with a Big Shaker? Answer: They were both featured attractions at the Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28. The smokehouse — a trailer designed to demonstrate what happens during a structure fire — and the Big Shaker — a mobile earthquake simulator — were among the many activities featured at the fair. More>

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Photo Club Spring Showcase on May 4

The Lab’s Photo Club hosts its annual Spring Showcase Wednesday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Refreshments will be served from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Visitors can enter a raffle and vote for their favorite image. Go here for more on the Photo Club.

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