Posts Tagged ‘Special Event’

Sustainable Berkeley Lab Hosts Earth Day Events Next Week

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Sustainable Berkeley Lab is hosting several events next week to celebrate Earth Day 2014. On Monday at noon in Perseverance Hall, Chief Sustainability Officer John Elliott will lead a brown-bag conversation with staff on sustainability efforts at the Lab. On Tuesday, employees can join the “Bathroom Brigade” to help conserve water and drop off their personal electronics at an e-waste collection from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the cafeteria. On Friday, join the “Fume Hood Watch” to learn how to reduce energy use in the lab. More>

Lab’s Back-Up Care Program Hosts Open House for Employees

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Bright Horizons, the Lab’s Back Up Dependent Care Program administrator, is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. for Lab employees at their Bayer location, 921 Parker Street (entrance on 8th Street) in Berkeley. At this event, you will learn more about your back-up care benefits, as well as see the Bright Horizons at Bayer facility and its learning spaces, meet their staff, and ask any questions you may have about this facility. For additional information about this event, call (510) 649-1893 or e-mail Go here for more information on the Lab’s Back Up Dependent Care Program. Download a flyer here.

Volunteers Needed for Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 24

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Lab volunteers are needed to help with Daughters and Sons to Work Day(DSTW) on Thursday, April 24. Assist with hands-on activities during the Science Festival, chaperone a group of school-aged guests, or help with workshops and other duties throughout the day. Volunteers receive a free lunch and Berkeley Lab volunteer t-shirt. To help with one of the Lab’s most popular annual events, complete the Volunteer Registration Form. Learn more about the activities and schedule here.

Earth Day: E-Waste Drop-Off for Personal Electronics on April 22

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Sustainable Berkeley Lab is excited to partner with the US Postal Service this Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, to offer our employees free recycling of unwanted personal electronics. Drop-off at the main site will be at the Cafeteria between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you cannot make this time, volunteers can pick up personal e-waste items. Drop-off locations are also anticipated at offsite Lab facilities. Go here to learn more about the event, including items that qualify, security of personal information, and environmental benefits of this program. Visit for more information on this Postal Services program now available to employees.

‘Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ is April 24

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend, to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day (DSTW) on Thursday, April 24. The event includes hands-on experiments, a science festival, lunch, and an ice cream social, among other activities. DSTW is open to children ages 9 to16 and cost is $30 per child. Go here for additional information, including registration and volunteer opportunities.

Cleantech Open Hosts ‘Year of the Battery’ Talk on April 23

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator for cleantech startups, is hosting a dinner presentation on “The Year of the Battery: Taking Batteries From Bottleneck to Breakthrough” on Wednesday, April 23, in Fremont. The event, which will focus on battery innovation challenges, initiatives, and financing models, includes Berkeley Lab researcher Venkat Srinivasan, who heads the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Go here for more information and to register.

Volunteers Sought for Nuclear Science Division’s Scout Day

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Lab’s Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting a Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on June 7. This annual event is regularly oversubscribed by hundreds each year, and has attracted youths from as far as southern California. Those available to volunteer at the event can go here to sign up. More information on the event is available here. Contact Alan Poon (x2467) for more information.

Guest House Ice Cream Social to Honor Administrative Professionals

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

In recognition of Administrative Professionals Day, the Guest House is hosting an ice cream social on Wednesday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is a thank you to those who help make the Lab run smoothly, as well as an opportunity for employees to check out the rooms and services at the Guest House (located just west of the Advanced Light Source on Lawrence Road. Beverages will also be provided.

Women at National Labs Provide Perspective to Students at June 2 Event

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council, along with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (headquartered at UC Berkeley), is hosting an event called “Student to Scientist: Perspectives from Women in National Labs” on Monday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alumni House on campus. Employees are invited to attend the panel discussion and networking session with students in various STEM disciplines. Panelists include Deb Agarwal of the Computational Research Division (pictured), Mary Beth Ward of Livermore Lab, Dianna Blair of Sandia Lab, and Nina Rosenberg of Los Alamos Lab. The event is free. Registration information will follow.

Lab Researchers to Count Microbes in BioBlitz This Weekend

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Lab researchers including Gary Andersen and Eric Dubinsky will use their PhyloChip device to count microbes as part of BioBlitz 2014, a project of the U.S. National Park Service and National Geographic. Every year scientists and volunteers identify and count as many living species as possible in a different national park. On March 28-29, the Lab team will count bacteria and archaea in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It will be BioBlitz’s first-ever microbe census. Visit their Biodiversity Festival booth at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and watch them demo DNA extractions. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.