Today at Berkeley Lab

International Journalists Visit Lab on Oct. 29

The Lab’s Strategic Communications Group hosted a visit on Oct. 29 by nearly 50 international journalists who were attending the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists. Director Witherell addressed the group, which then toured the Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, and NERSC. Nearly 1,400 attended the conference in San Francisco, the first time it was held in the United States. More>

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Rotary Club of Berkeley Visits Berkeley Lab

Members of the Rotary Club of Berkeley recently visited to learn more about the Lab and its world-leading scientific research. Rotary is an international community service organization with chapters across the globe. The Berkeley chapter, chartered in 1916, is one of the oldest in the world.

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TechWomen Delegates From Around the World Visit the Lab

The Lab has welcomed six researchers from five countries participating in TechWomen, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department that connects early-to mid-career STEM professionals from Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East with their counterparts in the United States. They will be at the Lab until Oct. 17. View an Exposure photo feature here.

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State Senator Stern Makes Sept. 28 Visit to Lab

State Senator Henry Stern (Los Angeles) — who successfully pushed to increase funding for clean energy research from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund — met with Director Witherell and researchers from the Earth and Environmental Sciences, Energy Technologies and Biosciences Areas. He then toured NERSC and attended Cyclotron Road’s annual innovator showcase.

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State Assembly Member Catharine Baker Visits Berkeley Lab

Baker, whose East Bay District is home to 1,200 Lab employees, visited on Sept. 18. The vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee, Baker met with Director Witherell to discuss the Lab’s research relevant to energy, environment, and water challenges facing the state. Mary Ann Piette (left) briefed her on the Lab’s leadership in advancing building energy efficiency with a tour of FLEXLAB.

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DOE Oppenheimer Leadership Program Participants Visit the Lab

The DOE’s Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program develops the next generation of leaders in the science and energy fields. The initiative brings together exceptional early- and mid-career professionals who have the potential to contribute significantly to DOE’s work. The 2017 cohort recently visited the Lab, touring the Advanced Light Source and the Molecular Foundry (pictured).

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State Assembly Member Tim Grayson Visits Joint Genome Institute

Grayson (D-Concord) and his district director Naser Javaid recently visited JGI to learn about their sequencing, metabolomics, single-cell genomics, and DNA synthesis capabilities. Grayson also met with JGI Director Nigel Mouncey and heard from researchers Susannah Tringe and Trent Northen.

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UC Berkeley Hispanic Engineers & Scientists Meet Lab Staff

Berkeley Lab’s Protocol Office recently hosted the undergraduate academic group “Hispanic Engineers and Scientists of UC Berkeley.” Eleven students from the organization visited the Lab, where they met with staff members in both the science and operations areas. More>

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Congressmembers Mark DeSaulnier and Kathy Castor Visit Berkeley Lab

DeSaulnier (D-Concord, CA) sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Castor (D-Tampa, FL) sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During their visit last week, they received a briefing on the Energy Technologies Area’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative and toured the Advanced Light Source.

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Community Advisory Group Visits the Lab

Members of the Lab’s Community Advisory Group toured the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility, Wang Hall, Advanced Light Source, Old Town Demolition project, and the IGB construction site. CAG is a forum of community members for discussion about Lab initiatives and activities that impact the community.

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