The joint ALS/Molecular Foundry Postdoc Science Slam took place Sept. 20 as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The entrants had only three minutes to explain their research. The audience selected ALS postdoc Ruimin Qiao as the overall winner with her talk on “Shining Light on Battery Research.” More>
The 9 a.m. to noon event in the Building 50 Auditorium will recognize the contributions of John David “J.D.” Jackson — physicist, teacher, and author — to the Lab and physics community. Jackson, who wrote the popular book “Classical Electrodynamics,” died May 20 at the age of 91. Go here to view a list of speakers, and here for information on a Sept. 24 memorial service.
To celebrate the national postdoc appreciation week at Berkeley Lab, a reception will be held in the cafeteria dining hall and patio on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Deputy Director Horst Simon will give an address. Food and drinks will be served. More>
The event, hosted by Workforce Development & Education (WD&E), will recognize all employees who have volunteered for mentoring, outreach, and educational programs, highlight WD&E 2016 accomplishments, and provide info on upcoming volunteer opportunities. Light refreshments will be served. The gathering takes place from noon to 2 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. here.
Mike Witherell joined twenty-six volunteers from across the Lab to become an ambassador for “cool science” at the Solano Stroll on Sept. 11. The ambassadors answered hundreds of questions from many local residents who were excited and eager to learn more about the science being performed at Berkeley Lab. Go here to see the list of volunteers, and here for photos.
Postdocs and junior researchers are encouraged to attend the Fall Postdoc Orientation meeting on Sep. 12 at 2 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Building 54). The event will provide a chance for new hires to learn about the Lab, IT Division and library services, and the Lab’s postdoc association.
If you are an artist or crafter, consider participating in the Lab’s Holiday Craft fair on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade items, such as jewelry, art, honey, baked goods, and hand-sewn items. Contact Robin Mitchell for more information.
The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.
This summer, NERSC will host a brand new data-centric event: Data Day. The main event will take place on August 22, followed by a half-day hackathon on August 23. The goal: to bring together researchers who use, or are interested in using, NERSC systems for data-intensive work. More>
Berkeley Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is seeking help to plan events for October’s National Disability Awareness Month that increase understanding of and appreciation for individuals with disabilities. To assist in building a more inclusive and respectful community, contact Kat Wentworth and join bi-weekly planning meetings on Tuesdays at 11am.