Today at Berkeley Lab

[email protected] Lab Awardees Honored at Special Event

The Oscars-style celebration on June 9 filled the Building 50 Auditorium to capacity with family, friends, and colleagues who cheered as each awardee took center stage. Sixteen women were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to STEM outreach. “The best science is done when you have diverse voices,” said Director Witherell at the ceremony. More>

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Yelick Testifies Before House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences Kathy Yelick is scheduled to testify in Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 12, before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The committee is conducting a hearing on “Big Data Challenges and Advanced Computing Solutions.” Go here to read the testimony. The hearing will be livestreamed at 7 a.m. PST. More> 

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State of the Lab: Q&A With Lab Director Mike Witherell

Lab Director Mike Witherell recently offered his thoughts on the Lab’s direction, status, and reputation in an interview with Lab Chief Communications Officer John German. If you missed the Director’s “State of the Lab” address, go here to watch it. More>

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Planning for Proposed BioEPIC Research Facility Gets Under Way

Conceptual planning has begun for the Biological and Environmental Program Integration Center (BioEPIC), a unique scientific facility proposed for the Lab’s Bayview site, following approval of the “mission need” by the Department of Energy in late March. More>

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Don’t Miss Director Witherell’s ‘State of the Lab’ Address at 1 p.m. Today

Join Lab Director Mike Witherell today, June 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for his annual State of the Lab address to the Berkeley Lab community in the Building 50 auditorium, and will be livestreamed here. Witherell will cover the Lab’s research and operations priorities, the FY18 and FY19 federal budgets, our responsibilities to manage the Lab thoughtfully, and other topics.

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Lab Director Witherell to Give ‘State of the Lab’ Address June 25; Will Be Streamed Live

Lab Director Mike Witherell will present his annual “State of the Lab” address to employees on Monday, June 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. Among the topics he’ll cover is Stewardship of the Laboratory. The talk will be live-streamed here.

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Video of Conversation Between NPR’s Joe Palca and Geri Richmond Now Available

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — sat down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11. The event was part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. Watch it here.

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Report Outlines Vision for Improving STEM Graduate Education

Biosciences ALD Mary Maxon served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that released a report that describes the attributes of an ideal STEM graduate education system, identifies core educational competencies common across all STEM fields, and recommends changes to make the graduate education system more student-centric. More>

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Joe Palca to Interview Geri Richmond for June 11 ‘Women in Science’ Talk

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — will sit down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. The talk will be streamed live. More>

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Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative Leadership Visits Berkeley Lab

Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon and the Government and Community Relations Office recently hosted leadership from the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative to discuss common goals in the effort to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges around energy and the environment. The group learned about the Lab’s history and mission, and toured the Advanced Light Source.

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