Applications for the Community College Internship (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) are open. These programs encourage undergraduates to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers via research experiences as interns at participating DOE national labs. Deadline is May 31.
Kathleen Chen, who interned at the Molecular Foundry with Ron Zuckermann last summer, was recognized during the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science symposium at the American Chemical Society meeting. Her poster described using gold nanoparticles embedded into peptoid nanosheets to create “all-in-one” chemical and optical sensors.
Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend (ages 9 to 16), to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 27. Cost is $30 per child. The event includes hands-on experiments, tours, lunch, and an ice cream social. Go here to see a complete schedule, register, or sign up as a volunteer. Applications due April 14.
Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences-sponsored summer student Jessica Hatcher won a first-place award for her research poster “Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR) for Biological Effects of Synthetic Cathinones” at the 74th Joint Annual Meeting of The National Institute of Science/Beta Kappa Chi. Hatcher was mentored by CRD’s Bert de Jong in the summer of 2016. More>
The Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting the annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on April 29. Full and half-day assignments are available. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and full-day volunteers will have lunch provided. Register here. See photos from last year.
The article chronicles the Molecular Foundry’s Teresa Williams and her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology. She is using the Lab’s Tuition Assistance Program to pay for her education. The article was written by Laleh Coté of the Lab’s Workforce Development & Education office. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. at Cal. More>
Workforce Development & Education is hosting the workshop in partnership with Community Resources for Science to provide staff interested in outreach in a classroom setting. Topics will include classroom management, learning the concepts and hands-on activities for the lesson, tips for implementing the lesson, etc. Register here. Deadline is Feb. 9
Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for summer internship programs, which run June 5 through August 4. Applications are currently available online for review. Go here for more information.
The WD&E Office workshop, in Building 2 Room 100B from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is for employees interested in volunteering for the BLAZES onsite workshop for fifth graders. Participants will be introduced to program activities and receive an overview of how volunteering works. Register here.
Brady Wells served as manager for more than nine years. During her tenure, WD&E hosted more than 35,000 students and teachers for educational visits, mentored nearly 1,400 student interns and faculty collaborators, shared internship and career opportunities with an estimated 415,000 participants at national conferences, and brought in over $10M in funding. More>