Today at Berkeley Lab

June 7 Screening of Documentary on Famed Brain Researcher Marian Diamond

The film, “My Love Affair With the Brain,” will be shown at noon on Tuesday, June 7, in the Building 50 Auditorium. ETA’s Rick Diamond, son of Marian Diamond, will host a brief Q&A after the screening. The event is hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the Energy Technologies Area, and the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Go here to view a trailer.

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Lab Participates in Clean Energy Ministerial Showcase June 1-2

The event will feature nearly 100 innovative companies and technologies in San Francisco’s Union Square. The Lab’s booth includes energy integration demos, including control system sequencing, interoperability, and model predictive control across buildings and transport. Also scheduled is a STEM teacher training, Science at the Theater, and tours of the Lab and JBEI. More>

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‘Veterans Day on the Job’ Hosted by VERG

Berkeley Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) and the Diversity and Inclusion Office recently hosted a “Veterans’ Day on the Job” event for participants in the Npower program. The event included a tour, career workshop, and networking session. More>

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New Postdoc Orientation on May 25

New postdocs are encouraged to attend an orientation on May 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The event will include presentations from the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, Workforce Development and Education Office, and library services, and provide a chance for new hires to ask questions. More>

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Lab Scientists Participate in Maker Faire May 20 to 22

The Lab will have an “Ask-a-Scientist” booth at the event, which takes place at the San Mateo Event Center. Other DOE labs, EERE, and ARPA-E, and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions will also have a presence. Go here to view profiles of some of the Lab’s participating scientists. More>

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Check out Photos and Videos from Earth Month

Did you miss an Earth Month event? Check out photos of the Lab’s Earth Month activities, and view videos of the PG&E Energy Efficiency Panel and the talk on “Water Security in a Changing Climate.” You can also download the Lab Environmental Walk map. More>

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Lab Celebrates National Bike to Work Month on May 19

The event — Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot — will feature information on a soon-to-launch bike shuttle service, electric bikes (e-bikes) with demos provided, bike safety, and properly loading bikes onto Lab shuttles. The Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation Advisory Group (VAATAG) and Lab Bicycle Coalition will also be on hand.

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DOE Highlights Lab PECASE Winner Michael Stadler

Stadler, who leads the Grid Integration Group in the Energy Technologies Area, was named a PECASE recipient for driving the development of the OE-funded microgrid modeling tool known as the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). He received his Presidential Early Career Award at a recent White House ceremony. More>

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Elephant Image Garners Top Prize at Spring Showcase

Employees attending the recent Photo Club Spring Showcase cast their votes for best image, and the winner was EH&S retiree Randy Roig for his image “Sunset Procession of the Herd.” Brian Friesen of NERSC won the raffle drawing and took home a nighttime photo of the ALS by Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning image and for more on the Photo Club.

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Video Highlights of Molecular Foundry 10th Anniversary

Posted on a special webpage that includes over 50 photographs and a number of news stories from the event, the three minute video features highlights of the day and thoughts from the Foundry’s Jeff Neaton, former Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos, Congressman Mike Honda, and MIT’s Jeff Grossman.

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