Today at Berkeley Lab

April 4 Earth Month Panel: Bringing Science Solutions to You

What home appliances should you buy? Is cooking at home making you unhealthy? Is the Lab is getting hotter and drier? Learn the answers to these questions and others at an interactive panel discussion with Lab researchers on April 4, noon to 1 p.m., in Perseverance Hall, or online via Zoom. See more Earth Month events here. More>.

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Daughters and Sons Day Energy Innovation Gallery: Call for Submissions

This year’s Daughters and Sons to Work Day will feature an Energy Innovation Gallery. To populate the gallery, Workforce Development & Education, the sponsor of the event, is looking for prototypes, technologies, and discoveries that highlight the Lab’s work around energy. Those with a contribution are asked to fill out this form. Send email here for more information.

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Institute for STEM Education Seeks Volunteers for Career Awareness Day

Cal State East Bay’s Institute for STEM Education is seeking volunteers for its April 26 Career Awareness Day, during which high school students from Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond, and Oakland learn about STEM careers from local leaders. The event includes tours, exhibits, and a networking luncheon. Go here for details, or contact Janiene Langford.

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Celebrate Earth Month at the Lab; Events Scheduled for April

Numerous events are planned as part of the Lab’s Earth Month celebration. Staff can get environmental tips from a panel of Lab researchers, hear about the natural history of the Lab, watch the film “WASTED!” and learn ways to tackle food waste, explore the Safety, Security, & Sustainability Fair, and discover a new commute option at an eBike meetup. Add the calendar here. More>

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Women’s History Month: WSEC Looks Ahead to New Workplace Initiatives

Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the Women Scientists & Engineers Council is about to embark on a new set of initiatives to make the Lab an even better place to work, from partnering with HR on the development of new training opportunities, to exploring ways to improve communication around maternity leave for new hires. More>

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Save the Date: Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on April 26

Protective Services is hosting the third annual Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 26. The focus of the fair is the “Safety” of Lab employees and neighboring community, the “Security” of Lab property and assets, and the “Sustainability” of the Lab’s environment and mission. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches.

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Women’s History Month: March 30 Screening of Film on Jane Goodall

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Lab’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office and the Women Scientists and Engineers Council will host a screening of the National Geographic film “Jane.” The documentary chronicles famed primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. The screening takes place March 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Volunteer for Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

The Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting the annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on Saturday, May 5. Full and half-day assignments are available. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, and full-day volunteers will have lunch provided. Register here to volunteer. More>

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World Water Day: Toward More Efficient Wastewater Recycling

On World Water Day, watch researcher Emily Tow of the Energy Technologies Area talk about her project to treat municipal wastewater in an energy-efficient way and bring it up to drinking water standards. Using the Molecular Foundry, she is looking at biofouling of membranes used to treat wastewater. View all of our videos for World Water Day here.

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Registration Open for Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The 34th annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 18. This year’s theme is “Positive Change Agent.” Activities will showcase how the Lab helps solve local and global energy challenges, and participants will learn how to use their creativity, interests, and STEM skills to create positive change in their communities. The event is for children grades 3-12. Go here for more information and to register.

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