Today at Berkeley Lab

Postdoc Association Hosts April 24 ‘Meet & Greet’ Event

Employees are invited to the April edition of the Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” monthly gathering on Tuesday, April 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. This month’s gathering is a celebration of spring and will feature chocolate eggs.

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‘Feel the Fun’ of Daughters & Sons Event Via ‘Exposure’ Photo Spread

This year, 150 kids participated in numerous activities, including job shadowing, getting photographed as the “next Nobel laureate,” writing a science biography, role playing as a STEM professional at the Lab, facility tours, and a “science for social good” workshop. The event also included a new “Energy Innovation Gallery.” Go here to view photos from of the event.

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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has celebrated the planet we call home and encouraged its inhabitants to be good stewards. Even small steps make a difference at home and work. For ideas, see the Sustainable Berkeley Lab and EPA websites. And be sure to stop by the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on April 26, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot.

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Molecular Foundry to Host Urban Bicycling Safety Workshop on April 24

Looking for a healthier commute alternative? Tired of traffic and parking hassles? Employees who are considering riding their bikes to and from work, or just around town, are invited to attend an urban bicycling workshop on April 24. Pros from Bike East Bay will be on hand to provide tips on safe riding. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. Flyer>

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Daughters and Sons Visit Lab Today; Check Out Energy Innovation Gallery

The youngsters will be treated to numerous activities at locales around the Lab. Drive extra cautiously in areas where you see children. The event also features an Energy Innovation Gallery in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130), which features Lab technologies, tools, and inventions; Lab staff are invited to stop by from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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BLIC Hosts April 24 Elevator Pitch Contest

Entrepreneur and Cleantech Open West Academy pitch coach Christina Ellwood will provide insightful feedback on elevator pitches from seven Lab researchers at the next Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) event, from noon to 1 p.m., in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130). Audience members can vote for their top pitch, and If time allows, they can also try out their own pitches.

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Earth Month: April 19 Screening of ‘WASTED!”

Are you aware that nearly 40% of food in the U.S. is thrown away? Did you know that the Lab and the University of California have a goal of zero waste by 2020? Come to the Lab’s screening of “Wasted!” and get inspired by delicious ways to tackle food waste. The screening runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. See more Earth Month events here.

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Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair Takes Place April 26

The fair — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cafeteria parking lot — features info on hearing conservation, bicycle safety, and HR disability benefits, as well activities like simulated fire evacuations from the “Smokehouse,” and UC Berkeley’s bomb truck demos. The Bay View Café will offer a BBQ lunch, and attendees can enter a raffle to win an emergency backpack or radio. More>

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Lab’s Lambda Alliance to Sponsor Contingent for June 24 Pride Parade

The Lambda Alliance will be joining the Pride Parade in San Francisco and is inviting employees to join a Lab contingent. Those interested in participating can sign up here. The deadline for registration is April 20. Can’t attend the parade but want to support the effort and the Lambda Alliance in other ways? Contact Tom Gallant for more information. More>

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Second March for Science on April 14; Oakland Event Planned

The worldwide March for Science on April 14 will include a San Francisco Bay Area event in Oakland at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater and Henry Kaiser Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bay Area event will feature a rally, speakers, science outreach fair, and an optional “scenic march” around Lake Merritt. More>

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