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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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Former SULI Intern Wins Poster Award at ACS Meeting

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.

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Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 27

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.

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Former Summer Student Jessica Hatcher Wins Research Award

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>

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Volunteer for Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

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.

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Foundry Scientist Teresa Williams Featured in GradNews

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>

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WD&E Hosts Feb. 13 Science Outreach Workshop for Lab Employees

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

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Need A Summer Intern? Contact WD&E Office

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.

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Learn How to Guide Fifth Graders in Science Activities at Jan. 11 Workshop

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.

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Workforce Development & Education’s Susan Brady Wells to Retire Jan. 3

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>

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