To help celebrate Earth Day, the Bay View Café will host a farmers market on Monday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., located on the lawn outside the cafeteria. The produce will be provided by Capay Farms, an organic farm located in Yolo County. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bags. Credit cards and cash will be accepted. The café will also feature some organic dishes on the menu that day, and staff who bring reusable cups to the dining hall will receive a free glass of tea or agua fresca. Go here to view the full list of Lab Earth Week activities.
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To show appreciation for the Lab’s hardworking administrative professionals, the Guest House will host an ice cream social on Wednesday, April 24, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees can make their own sundaes while enjoying ice tea and other beverages from Peet’s Coffee. Supervisors or co-workers who want to go the extra mile can also purchase a massage for their admins. Go here for details on booking the massage.
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 18. The event includes hands-on experiments, a career fair, lunch, and an ice cream social, among other activities. DSTW is open to children ages 9-16 and cost is $30 per child. Go here for additional information, including registration and volunteer opportunities.
Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Robert Stone will join Berkeley Lab’s Per Peterson (Accelerator and Fusion Division) and others at a screening and panel discussion of “Pandora’s Promise,” which explores the emerging divide within the environmental movement over nuclear energy. The documentary was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. The event — moderated by KTVU science editor John Fowler — takes place on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in UC Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium (Bechtel Engineering Center).
Sustainable Berkeley Lab is hosting a series of events for Earth Week (April 22-26) to increase awareness about working and living in an environmentally sustainable manner. Several of the sessions will have live streaming for those unable to attend in person. Take the opportunity to learn more about climate change, how you can buy green at work, what the Lab is doing for waste diversion, and the future of electric vehicles. Also, discover what other green commuting alternatives are available to you. Visit the Lab’s Earth Week 2013 web page to see updates and details for the talks, panels, demonstrations, movies, and exhibitions planned at the Lab and in the nearby community.
Gary Piermattei is retiring from the Lab on April 19 after a decade of service. As Berkeley Lab’s Fire Marshal, he’s managed the Fire Prevention and Protection Program, acted as fire protection subject matter expert and Fire Department liaison, and assisted with the Emergency Operations Center. He is registered as both a Fire Protection and Mechanical Engineer, and has designed marine and fire protection systems around the world. Gary describes his 10 years of working at Berkeley Lab as “exciting, challenging, and rewarding” He plans to travel before returning to consulting. A reception will be held for Piermattei on April 18.
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A panel will convene on Monday, April 29, in Perseverance Hall to discuss the 25-words-or-less descriptions of the Lab that employees have been sending in. Staff are invited to observe the proceedings and offer input. The event — which runs from 10 a.m. to noon — is hosted by the Public Affairs Office. Go here to see the descriptions that have been submitted so far, and to offer up your own. The deadline for submissions is April 15.
The Environmental Energy Technologies Division is for the second year managing the “Max Tech and Beyond,” for which teams of college students design ultra-low-energy-use appliances and equipment. Eight teams were selected from more than 90 universities: University of Maryland, Cal Poly Pomona, Tufts, Ohio State, Santa Clara University, the University of Nevada, Stony Brook University, and UC Berkeley. Among the devices submitted are prototypes an ultra-efficient hybrid air conditioning and water heating system, a thermosiphon-based refrigerator, and automated space-conditioning window shades. The competition culminates in a national webinar on May 23. More>
A NASA telephone news conference tomorrow morning will announce the first cosmology results from Planck, the European Space Agency mission launched in 2009. Martin White of the Physics Division, a Planck scientist, is on the five-member panel discussing the results. One of Planck’s two main instruments evolved from a design by George Smoot, working with Reno Mandolesi and Marco Bersanelli, and much of the analysis was done at NERSC, with major contributions by Julian Borrill and others. Audio of tomorrow’s briefing, beginning at 8:00 a.m. PDT, will be streamed live on the NASA website at http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio and http://www.ustream/tv/nasajpl2.
The Physical Biosciences Division invites all postdocs and their mentors to a special event tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Guest speaker Erna Grasz will speak on “How Best to Jump Start Your Career Through the Postdoc Experience.” Grasz has led organizations, teams, and individuals to success in fast paced, high stress, and results orientated environments. She is known as an organizer of chaos and a turn-around leader.