Today at Berkeley Lab

Veteran Employee Resource Group Hosts SFSU Student Vets

They toured the Advanced Light Source, heard a talks by JGI’s Erika Lindquist on transitioning from the military to science and Rachel Carl (HR) on hiring and internship opportunities, and participated in a networking session with members of the Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group. More>

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Lab Hosts Recent Visit by ‘TechWomen Emerging Leaders’

Nine leaders from seven countries recently visited to learn more about energy research and green technology. The group — part of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program — toured FLEXLAB, the Rutherford Backscattering Facility, and the Advanced Light Source to learn more about the Lab’s diversity of science and research environment. More>

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Zhejiang Province Governor, Delegation Visit the Lab

The group, which visited last week, received an overview of the Lab from Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon then met with ETA’s China Energy Group to learn about their collaborations with China to reduce carbon emissions. The group also toured the FLEXLAB building efficiency simulator. More>

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Local Elementary School Teachers Visit Berkeley Lab

Over 30 first and fourth grade teachers came as part of Workforce Development & Education’s BLEV program. They toured the Advanced Light Source and spoke with researchers on connecting science in the classroom to applications at the Lab, with specific interest in teaching the topics of waves and energy. More>

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OSTP Assistant Director for Nanotechnology Visits Berkeley Lab

Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, helps maintain support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Materials Genome Initiative. During his visit, Whitman learned about the Materials Project and toured the ALS and the Molecular Foundry.

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Key Congressional Staff Visit Lab

Congressional staff members Meyer Seligman of Senate Appropriations and Emily Domenech of the House Science Committee met with Director Paul Alivisatos and toured BELLA, the ALS, the Molecular Foundry, JCAP, JBEI and FLEXLab. Physics and Nuclear Sciences researchers briefed the two on key experiments and projects.

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Norwegian Delegation Visits the Lab

The Lab along with the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute hosted members of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Ministry of Education and Research last week. The guests toured the Molecular Foundry and the Advanced Light Source, followed by a meeting with Director Alivisatos.

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DOE Deputy Secretary Visits Lab, Hosts Town Hall on March 24

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall will discuss the Lab’s role in national security and research, and Secretary Moniz’s priorities for DOE. Her talk will include a Q&A with employees. The event takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium and will be live streamed. More>

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U.S. Representative David Valadao Visits the Lab

The Republican from California’s Central Valley toured the Advance Light Source and the Molecular Foundry along with Director Alivisatos, ALS Director Roger Falcone and Foundry Director Jeff Neaton. Valadao is a new member of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the Department of Energy.

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Local High School Students Tour NERSC

Last week, students from Doherty Valley High School in San Ramon and the Computer Academy at Oakland Technical High School descended on the Oakland Scientific Facility to learn more about supercomputing and networking. More>

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