Today at Berkeley Lab

Forum on SBIR/STTR Funding for Startups or Tech Development

The July 27 forum at 10:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall features Manny Oliver of the DOE Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Office. He’ll discuss the recent Technology Transfer Opportunity program where Lab inventions are selected as topics for funding opportunities. More>

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Cyclotron Road Hosts Happy Hour, Roadshow series at Townie on July 23

Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road program will host Abe and Gia Schneider of Natel Energy for a talk and discussion on Thursday, July 23 at Townie Bar in Berkeley. The talk will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a happy hour. Go here to receive updates on future happy hours or other events. More>

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New Visitor Center in South Dakota Highlights Underground Science

The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, a facility that highlights Homestake Mine’s gold and silver past and particle physics future, held its grand opening ceremony on June 30. Berkeley Lab scientists have been key players in the creation and management of the lab. More>

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July 20 Film Screening to Commemorate Americans with Disabilities Act

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is hosting a brown bag film screening of “Music Within”. The film depicts the true story of Richard Pimentel, who returns home from Vietnam after being severely hearing-impaired, and finds a new purpose to establish the Americans with Disabilities Act (25th anniversary). More>

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Check Out Lab Clubs at July 17 Summer Festival

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. Participating clubs include Filipino Martial Arts, Ukulele, Karaoke Idols, Asian Association, softball, Feldenkrais, yoga, dance, music, tennis, and the Lambda Alliance. The Bay View Café will offer a BBQ lunch for purchase. For more information, contact Jackie Scoggins (x8651).

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Networking Event Hosted by Berkeley Lab Filipino-American Club

Berkeley Lab’s Filipino-American Club will be hosting an offsite networking/happy hour mixer on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend a free tasting event with our club to support local Filipino-American Bay Area businesses. More>

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JGI Promoting Safety and Wellness at Work and at Home

Marking its nineth year, the annual JGI Safety and Wellness Fair took place on June 3, drawing attendees to over a dozen booths promoted various aspects of health and safety, both at work and at home. The event was organized by the JGI Safety & Wellness (SWELL) Team. More>

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Retiree Bruce King Donates 57 Darfur Stoves as a Parting Gift

EH&S Division’s Bruce King recently retired after 23 years with UC, and at his retirement party, he announced that he and his wife were donating a Berkeley-Darfur stove for every party attendee, a total of 57 stoves. The donation was made to Potential Energy, which distributes the stoves to refugees and villagers in Darfur, Sudan. More>

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June 11 JBEI/ABPDU Twitter Chat on the Making of Advanced Biofuels

JBEI and ABPDU researchers will answer questions via Twitter on the making of advanced biofuels, focusing on plant engineering, biomass breakdown, fermentation, and biofuel production and scale-up. Tune in to @BerkeleyLab at 10 a.m. (PT) on Thursday, June 11 and ask questions with the hashtag #LabChat. More>

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Chu Hall Opens, Enhancing Lab’s Energy Research

The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), renamed Chu Hall, has opened at Berkeley Lab. It will house laboratories and offices devoted to the study of photovoltaic and electro-chemical solar energy systems. The building houses programs for the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. More>

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