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Project Descriptions for Energy Fellowship Mentorships Due Dec. 15

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) seeks to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals through a summer program for bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral students. Workforce Development and Education seeks Lab mentors for MLEF fellows. No funding from divisions or areas is required. Applications are due Dec. 15.

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Fall Intern Poster Session on Dec. 7

The work of 28 interns who spent the fall 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 Thursday, Dec. 7. The interns, who were hosted by the Workforce Development & Education office, worked with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Lab Donates to CSU East Bay Institute to Support K-12 STEM Outreach

The Lab has donated $15,000 to the California State University East Bay Institute for STEM Education’s Centers for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaborative Learning (CIRCLe) Labs program. Sponsored by the Lab’s Government and Community Relations office, this marks the second annual “signature” contribution to an organization that shares the Lab’s values. More>

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Lead Science Lessons as an Education Ambassador; Training on Dec. 7

Be a STEM educator and role model in East Bay elementary schools by leading hands-on science activities that feature Berkeley Lab discoveries. At the next BLISS workshop, ambassadors will be trained to give lessons on “The Invisible Universe” and “Chemical Reactions.” The event takes place Dec. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Share your love of science by signing up here.

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Need an Intern this Spring? Contact Workforce Development & Education

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for spring 2018 internship programs, which begin Jan. 8 and continue for sixteen weeks through April 27. The deadline for making an offer is Dec. 11. Go here for more information on mentoring or instructions on how to review applicants and select interns.

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Lab Honors Education Volunteers at Special Event

The Lab recently honored over 400 employees who have volunteered for education and outreach events over the last year. These activities are critical for bringing the Lab’s science into schools and communities. Check out photos from the event here. If you’d like to volunteer to mentor interns, facilitate workshops in schools, or participate in career panels, complete this brief form.

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Reception for Lab Education-Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 21

Hundreds of Lab staff volunteer for education and outreach programs across the Bay Area. Celebrate their substantial impact on schools and communities at the annual Berkeley Lab Education Volunteer Recognition event on Sept. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the cafeteria dining room. Volunteers should bring/wear their ambassador t-shirt for a group photo at 4 p.m.

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An ALS Intern’s Vision Becomes (Virtual) Reality

For ALS Summer Intern Sam Schickler, the most exciting part about the ALS isn’t its famous dome, the particle accelerator it houses, or the X-ray experiments themselves–it’s the data. It’s why the rising 11th grader jumped at the chance to spend the summer at the ALS developing virtual reality experiences of ALS data and the ALS facility. More>

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Mentoring Essay by Laleh Coté Published in GradNews

Laleh Coté from the Lab’s Workforce Development & Education office recently won a writing contest and published an essay in GradNews about mentoring summer intern Erica Dettmer-Radtke through the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program, citing advice she received from Lab employees Maurice Garcia-Sciveres (Physics), Azriel Goldschmidt (Engineering), and Tracy Mattox (Molecular Foundry).

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Local Youths Compete in Lab’s First Energy Design Challenge

Nearly 30 youths from the Rising Sun Energy Center recently visited the Lab to compete in the first-ever Berkeley Lab Energy Design Challenge. The judging panel included Josh Quigley from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, Tasha Henneman from Senator Nancy Skinner’s office, and Lab scientist Leo Rainer from the Energy Technologies Area. More>

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