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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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Apply Now for Homeland Security Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. More>

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Workforce Development & Education Hosts BLAZES Volunteer Workshop

The WD&E BLAZES workshop — Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — is for employees who are interested in volunteering for the BLAZES program. Attendees will learn about hands-on science activities conducted with students during their BLAZES visit. Register online online on or before Monday, Oct. 24.

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Workforce Development & Education Seeks Volunteers for its BLAZES Program

Workforce Development & Education’s BLAZES program, the Lab’s onsite-workshop for Bay Area fifth grade classes, is resuming soon. Volunteers are sought to conduct hands on activities Mondays to Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Review the BLAZES Volunteer Calendar and sign up for the date(s) you are available to volunteer.

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Workforce Development & Education Recognizes Lab Volunteers

On Sept. 19 WD&E hosted its Volunteer Recognition Reception, which recognized all employees who have volunteered for mentoring, outreach, and education programs. The event also highlighted accomplishments in FY16, and provided information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Go here for more information on volunteering for WD&E programs.

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