Today at Berkeley Lab

The Future Shines Bright for SULI Intern Zachary Raha

As a kid, Raha would make maps of his house, neighborhood, and the park on giant sheets of sketch paper. These days he’s mapping the expansion history of the universe as illustrated by Type Ia supernovae. Raha recently completed a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship with Nobel laureate Saul Perlmutter (Physics Division). More>

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Another Successful Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Last week, employees worked together to welcome more than 100 students ages 9-16 to the Lab for the annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The day-long event, hosted by Workforce Development & Education, included tours of research facilities and hands-on activities. This Exposure feature includes photos from the event.

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Scouts Visit Lab as Part of Nuclear Science Day

About 230 girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders came to the Lab on April 29 and enjoyed a full day of science activities. The event attracted youth from local communities, and as far away as Stanislaus and Orange counties. Volunteers conducted Advanced Light Source tours, ran hands-on activities, discussed their research, and served as role models. More>

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Lockowandt Appointed as New K-16 Educational Programs Manager

Mara Lockowandt has joined Berkeley Lab as the new manager of K-16 Educational Programs, part of Public Affairs’ Workforce Development & Education department. The K-16 programs reach nearly 2,000 students each year, focusing on student populations historically underrepresented in STEM careers. More>

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Spring Intern Poster Session on April 26

The work of 31 undergraduate students who spent the spring 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 Wednesday, April 26. Interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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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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