Today at Berkeley Lab

Video: Jeanine Cook on Her Life in a Wheelchair and Improving Access for All

Cook, a computer scientist at Sandia Lab in New Mexico, and Jon Bashor, who oversees communications for the Lab’s Computing Sciences Area, sat down for a conversation on Oct. 24. She shared engaging and humorous stories about her efforts to plow through obstacles, both accidental and intentional. Watch>

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Disability Awareness Video Series: Disability Employment…What Can You Do?

This video short from the Campaign for Disability Employment reminds us to capitalize on the talents of people with disabilities. The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging everyone to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. Watch>

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FLEXLAB Featured in PBS Documentary on Net Zero Buildings

“Building Below Zero,” narrated by actor Ted Danson, examines buildings that produce and store more energy than they consume. In the film, Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon and ETA’s Cindy Regnier discuss FLEXLAB and its ability to test energy efficient technologies before going to the marketplace (begins at about 13:30). Watch>

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Lab-to-Market Film Series: Conclusion…Seeing is Believing

Just in time for its final presentation to seasoned entrepreneur trainers, the Lab’s Ring Burner team creates a prototype to help advance industry interest. As the six weeks of DOE Lab-Corps winds down, the researchers find they’ve gained an understanding of what the market wants and needs, saving months of research that could take them on less certain paths to commercialization. Watch>

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Disability Awareness Month Video Series: Invisible Disability in the Workplace

In this video short, disability awareness author and speaker Gary Karp raises awareness of invisible disability in the workplace. The term invisible disabilities refers to symptoms or impairments that are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities, and range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person.

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Lab-to-Market Film Series: Episode 5…Dialing for Data

In Episode 5, the Lab’s Ring Burner team reaches out to contacts around the globe and along the potential value chain of its revolutionary technology to gather as much customer data as possible before DOE’s six-week entrepreneurial training program, Lab-Corps, draws to a close. Persistence pays off, and the team begins to zero in on potential business models and marketplaces.

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Lab-to-Market Film Series: Episode 4…All About the Customers

Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp dive into customer interviews in episode 4 of IPO’s short film series profiling their Lab-Corps experience. Will they find a hot spot in the market for their stovetop technology? For more details on the Ring Burner’s features and benefits, see ETA’s recent technology profile.

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National Preparedness Month: Video Highlights Lab’s Emergency Exercise

Preparedness is one of the most critical phases of emergency management. This is the most significant component because preparedness starts with the individual. How can one get involved? Participate in training, drills, and exercises, like these Lab staff employees this past August. More>

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Lab-to-Market Film Series: Episode 3…Pitching and Redefining

In episode three of IPO’s lab-to-market short film series, Berkeley Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp pitch the Ring Burner to an intense panel of DOE Lab-Corps entrepreneur instructors. Afterwards, the first round of customer interviews has the team rethinking how the stove top technology might reach the marketplace.

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Lab-to-Market Film Series: Episode Two…Advancing Ring Burner

In episode two of IPO’s lab-to-market short film series, Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp are ready to advance Ring Burner, their even heating, energy efficient burner design, to the marketplace. Each team member brings unique expertise and perspectives to the kickoff of DOE Lab-Corps’ intense, six-week customer discovery process.

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