Today at Berkeley Lab

Summer Intern Series: Lab Helps Fuel Gutierrez’s Career in Science

This summer, Carolina Gutierrez completed her second internship through the DOE’s Community College Internship program at the Lab’s Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, mentored by Ling Liang. She is also active in trying to recruit other community college students to pursue STEM education. Learn more about Gutierrez’s internship here, and check out her Instagram takeover.

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Visiting Faculty Member Explores Machine Learning to Better Understand Science

Tiffani Holmes, an associate chemistry professor at Fort Valley State University, participated in the Visiting Faculty Program over the summer, collaborating with Wibe De Jong in the Computational Research Division. Her research involved using machine learning techniques to investigate new psychoactive substances that pose a dangerous threat to consumers. Watch>

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Summer Intern Series: Ashley Cronk and Jim Pesavento Share Their Stories

UC Berkeley student Ashley Cronk worked with mentor David Larson to develop technologies to produce sustainable solar fuels using artificial photosynthesis. Saint Mary’s College professor Jim Pesavento collaborated with Gary Karpen on sequestering carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. More>

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Special Series Highlights the Lab’s Summer Interns

All this week, the experiences of students and faculty who worked on big science at Berkeley Lab over the summer will be presented via feature videos, Instagram takeovers, and articles. Visit Today at Berkeley Lab and follow @BerkeleyLab on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to learn how an internship at Berkeley Lab can help steer a student’s career in STEM fields. In today’s video, we focus on Anya Nugent, a physics major from Hamilton College who participated in the Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research program under the supervision of Shirley Ho and Zachary Slepian in the Physics Division.

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Undergraduate Internship Programs Accepting Applications for Spring 2018

Applications for the Community College Internship and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship programs are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing them with research experience at Department of Energy national laboratories on projects supporting the DOE mission. Learn more here.

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See What Summer Interns Have Been Up to at August 3 Poster Session

The work of 70 interns who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, MEISPP, MLEF, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the ALS Patio. Workforce Development & Education provides interns with the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Lab Researchers Participate in Panel for Youth on STEM Careers

Robin Lopez (EESA), Mariam Kiran (ESnet) and Teresa Williams (Molecular Foundry) spoke about their STEM careers as part of the Rising Sun Energy Center’s summer orientation. Many of the youth will take part in an Energy Design Challenge at the Lab on Aug. 15, hosted by Workforce Development & Education and Government & Community Relations.

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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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