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Applications Open for Fall 2018 BLUR Undergraduate Research Program

Applications for the Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research (BLUR) Fall 2018 program are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate and postbaccalaureates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy laboratories. Apply here.

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Need an Intern This Fall? Contact Workforce Development & Education

Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) is seeking mentors for fall 2018 SULI and CCI internship programs, which begin on August 27 and will continue for sixteen weeks through December 7. (The last day that prospective interns will be issued an offer is July 27.) For more information on mentoring, or for instructions on how to review applicants and select interns, go here.

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Berkeley Lab’s 2018 Summer Interns

This year, the Lab welcomes more than 100 interns, many of whom are undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty members from around the country. They will work alongside Lab scientists on a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, such as particle physics and computing science. A poster session in early August will highlight their research projects.

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90+ Participants

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering fields the chance to gain research experience with ESnet, NERSC, and the Computational Research Division. More>

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Lab’s WD&E Seeking Volunteers for City of Oakland Summer Day Camp Program

Workforce Development & Education is partnering with Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development for TOWN Summer Camp, which serves Oakland youth ages 5 to 12. The camp features weekly activities, such as reading, math, sports, and crafts. Lab volunteers will lead the Science Week session from June 18 to 22. Sign up to volunteer. Select a camp location here (scroll down to “Recreation Day Camp”).

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Spring Intern Poster Session Today at 3:30 p.m.

The work of 27 undergraduates and postbaccalaureates who spent the spring participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25. Workforce Development & Education interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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‘Feel the Fun’ of Daughters & Sons Event Via ‘Exposure’ Photo Spread

This year, 150 kids participated in numerous activities, including job shadowing, getting photographed as the “next Nobel laureate,” writing a science biography, role playing as a STEM professional at the Lab, facility tours, and a “science for social good” workshop. The event also included a new “Energy Innovation Gallery.” Go here to view photos from of the event.

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Daughters and Sons Visit Lab Today; Check Out Energy Innovation Gallery

The youngsters will be treated to numerous activities at locales around the Lab. Drive extra cautiously in areas where you see children. The event also features an Energy Innovation Gallery in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130), which features Lab technologies, tools, and inventions; Lab staff are invited to stop by from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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April 13 Workshop on BLISS Nanoscience Kit

Developed by Workforce Development & Education and the Molecular Foundry, this BLISS workshop will train volunteers to demonstrate activities featuring nanoscience technologies for the fourth-to-fifth-grade classroom, science festivals, and community events. The class takes place Friday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 67-3111. Send email here to register.

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Daughters and Sons Day Energy Innovation Gallery: Call for Submissions

This year’s Daughters and Sons to Work Day will feature an Energy Innovation Gallery. To populate the gallery, Workforce Development & Education, the sponsor of the event, is looking for prototypes, technologies, and discoveries that highlight the Lab’s work around energy. Those with a contribution are asked to fill out this form. Send email here for more information.

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