Check out what’s new in the world of lasers by attending the annual Laser Vendor Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Sponsored by the Laser Safety Program and held in the cafeteria dining area from 3 to 5 p.m., approximately 20 manufacturers’ representatives will display the newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber lasers, enclosure, and other applications. There will be free refreshments and the event is open to the Lab community. More>
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The Lab’s Golf Club recently held a tournament at Poppy Ridge Course, with Ted Lauritzen, formerly of the Engineering Division, scoring 61, Jin-Young Jung 67, Ken Joy of the Computational Research Division and Jeff Takakuwa of Engineering, both 69, Jack Salazar of EH&S 71, and Ed Ritenour of IT 76. The Lab golf group is a NCGA associate club and plays tournaments once a month, March thru November. The next tournament will be at Tilden Park on Oct. 26. Contact club president Robert Connors for more information.
The ALS Users’ Meeting kicks off Monday, Oct. 7, in the Building 50 Auditorium with a full program of keynote speakers, poster sessions, workshops, and vendor exhibits. This year 31 vendors will be on hand to display a range of scientific equipment. To view this year’s roster of vendors, go the ALS User Meeting Exhibitors webpage. Employees are invited to visit the exhibits, on the patio and in the tent by the ALS, on Monday (10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.) and on Tuesday (9 a.m. to noon).
Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit. Animals and habitats all over the Earth are endangered. Visitors can get to know some of these species by joining them and the scientists working for their protection on a survival journey — from the recovery center and back into the wild. More>
As part of the group’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Center for Science and Engineering Education has changed its name to the Workforce Development and Education Office. A birthday party held on Wednesday in the Building 50 Auditorium honored participants and volunteers from past and present, and looked at the future directions of the WDEO. A new video that highlights the office’s work and impact also debuted.
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s focus on supercomputing in the month of September, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences Kathy Yelick talks about why supercomputers intrigue her, how they can help save our world, and why more students aren’t going into computing as a career. More>
As part of the Molecular Foundry’s Annual Users’ Meeting Nov. 4-5, the Foundry hosts a nanoscience film festival called NanoFest. This year NanoFest introduces a new category called “Science Shorts.” This is a great chance for researchers to distill their scientific narrative to two minutes or less – a useful skill to have at any stage of a scientist’s career. Submissions are due at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. Send to Alice Muller-Egan.
After three successful years of Open House events, budget constraints will prevent the Lab from hosting one this year. But the Lab will continue its public outreach efforts with participation in “Sunday Streets” on Oct. 13. As part of the event, Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley will be closed for 17 blocks, from Rose St. to Haste St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lab’s booth will feature information and demos on indoor air quality and artificial photosynthesis research, as well as a hands-on activity to show how cool paint can reduce energy use. The booth will be located on the west side of Shattuck Ave., between Center and Addison. Employees interested in volunteering can contact Lyn Hunter.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m., the Protective Services staff will conduct the annual Drop, Cover, Hold On and Evacuation Drill. It’s important that all in the Lab community knows what to do in the event of an earthquake, so take this opportunity to participate in the drill. More information will be provided in the weeks leading up to the drill. Contact Jan McClellan (x7570) with questions.
Catch a couple of classic movies that were set in the Bay area, and watch them al fresco, as part of a screening series sponsored by UC Berkeley and the Downtown Berkeley Association. “Harold and Maude” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 27, and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” on Friday, Oct. 4. Shorts, movie trivia and other surprises will be shared from 7:30 to 8 p.m., with the feature movie starting after that. Admission is free. More>