Today at Berkeley Lab

Foundry Hosts Family Fun Day

Over one hundred people attended the Molecular Foundry’s first ever family science day and ice cream social. The event was organized and hosted by the Molecular Foundry’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee in an effort to bring together the diverse community of staff, users, postdocs, students, and their families. View an Exposure photo feature here.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Interns From Near and Far Share Highlights of Their Summer at JGI

This past summer, 15 student interns traveled from as near as Antioch, California, and from as far as Göttingen, Germany, to work at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek. Whether they created code from scratch to conduct metagenomic research, or extracted DNA from plants, many got first-hand experience working in an open environment that encourages team science. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

6 Tips for Making Meetings More Accessible to All

In this article, All Access Employee Resource Group member Deb Andrews shares her experience with increasing hearing loss and some workarounds that allow her to function fully. Andrews also provides six suggestions from the Hearing Loss Association of America for hosts to consider when planning meetings and group presentations. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

‘Curiosity, the Solution to Inclusion’ Videos and Game Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office has launched a Lab-wide inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts with a Conversation.” DEI, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all Lab employees to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game! The theme for this month is: “Curiosity, the Solution to Inclusion.” More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Director’s Message on the Lab’s Commitment to Diversity

In light of the recent diversity issue at Google, Director Witherell reminds staff that the Lab is committed to giving women the opportunity to do great work here in every area — research, operations, facilities, and leadership. The Lab will continue working to improve the environment for all employees, both because it is the right thing to do and because it makes us a more productive laboratory. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Undergraduate Internship Programs Accepting Applications for Spring 2018

Applications for the Community College Internship and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship programs are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing them with research experience at Department of Energy national laboratories on projects supporting the DOE mission. Learn more here.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

IT’s Soledad Toledano to Help Build, Manage Superfast Network at SC17

Toledano, a member of Berkeley Lab’s cyber security group, is one of six women who work in IT at research institutions around the U.S. chosen to participate in the “Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)” program. She is helping to build and operate SCinet, the very high capacity network for the SC17 conference in November. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Open House for Employee Resource Groups on August 15

The Diversity and Inclusion Office will host an open house/brown-bag lunch for all staff to learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on Tuesday, August 15, from noon-1 p.m., in the Building 50 auditorium. Berkeley Lab currently has four ERGs. Learn more here.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Feedback Requested for Inclusion Talk by Steve Robbins

The Diversity and Inclusion Office is requesting feedback from employees who attended Steve Robbins’ talk, “Your Brain Is Good at Inclusion… Except When It’s Not” on July 26 or 27. Responses will help the Lab plan for future events. Deadline for comments is Monday, August 7. Go here to submit your feedback.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Lab Employees Invited to Watch Inclusion Videos, Play Game, Win A Prize

As a follow-up to the talk given by Steve Robbins on July 26-27, the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) is launching an inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts with a Conversation.” The DIO, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all staff to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game. Collect all of the cards to win individual and Division prizes.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.