Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin Visits the Lab

Berkeley’s new mayor, Jesse Arreguin (center right), recently spent the morning of Jan. 20 at Berkeley Lab. Joined by his senior advisor Jacquelyn McCormick, they met with Director Mike Witherell, learned about the Lab’s instrumental energy efficiency work, and toured FLEXLAB and the Advanced Light Source.

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Advisors to Governor Jerry Brown Visit Berkeley Lab

Senior advisors to California Governor Jerry Brown recently spent the day at Berkeley Lab. They learned about many of the Lab’s cutting edge research initiatives to solve the nation’s grand challenges. Advisors from the CA Department of Finance and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office also participated in the visit.

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