Today at Berkeley Lab

Physics Matters for ATLAS Intern Katie Dunne

In high school, Katie Dunne dreamed of becoming a physicist but didn’t know anyone who worked in science. This summer, as a Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research intern, she is working with her mentor Maurice Garcia-Sciveres to build prototype integrated circuit test systems for ATLAS as part of the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Project. More>

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Workforce Development & Education Summer 2017 Brown Bag Speaker Series

The talks — which take place on Thursdays through July 13, at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium — are open to the Lab community (they are mandatory for WD&E interns). Topics include perspectives from staff and intern alumni, resources at the Lab, the global impact of Lab research, STEM education and career paths, Lab user facilities, and Cyclotron Road. Go here to see the full schedule.

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The Lab Welcomes 2017 Summer Students and Interns

The students and interns, over 150 in all, include undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, researchers, and faculty from all around the country. They’ll work alongside Berkeley Lab scientists on a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, like particle physics and computing science. Go here to view an Exposure photo feature on the interns.

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Message From Director on Public Affairs, IT, and HR Reorganization

A strategic communications function has been established within the Directorate, which includes the current communications and media relations team. The Workforce Development and Education group will move to Human Resources, and Web Development, Creative Services, and Visual Communications will move to the IT Division. More>

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The Future Shines Bright for SULI Intern Zachary Raha

As a kid, Raha would make maps of his house, neighborhood, and the park on giant sheets of sketch paper. These days he’s mapping the expansion history of the universe as illustrated by Type Ia supernovae. Raha recently completed a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship with Nobel laureate Saul Perlmutter (Physics Division). More>

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Another Successful Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Last week, employees worked together to welcome more than 100 students ages 9-16 to the Lab for the annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The day-long event, hosted by Workforce Development & Education, included tours of research facilities and hands-on activities. This Exposure feature includes photos from the event.

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Scouts Visit Lab as Part of Nuclear Science Day

About 230 girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders came to the Lab on April 29 and enjoyed a full day of science activities. The event attracted youth from local communities, and as far away as Stanislaus and Orange counties. Volunteers conducted Advanced Light Source tours, ran hands-on activities, discussed their research, and served as role models. More>

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Lockowandt Appointed as New K-16 Educational Programs Manager

Mara Lockowandt has joined Berkeley Lab as the new manager of K-16 Educational Programs, part of Public Affairs’ Workforce Development & Education department. The K-16 programs reach nearly 2,000 students each year, focusing on student populations historically underrepresented in STEM careers. More>

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Spring Intern Poster Session on April 26

The work of 31 undergraduate students who spent the spring participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 26. Interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Applications Open for Fall 2017 Internships

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.

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