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High School Interns Present at Biotech Partners Poster Competition

High school students who interned at Berkeley Lab recently presented their posters at ‘BRAVO!’ — the Biotech Partners end-of-summer celebration and poster competition. Four interns from the Lab’s Biosciences Area made it to the final round, and two won honorable mentions. More>

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Help Reduce Blood Shortage by Participating in Aug. 16 Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to a current blood shortage, staff are encouraged to donate at the Lab’s next blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 16. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Education Outreach Office Hosts Aug. 8 Summer Intern Poster Session

The work of 75 interns in the BLUR, BLUFF Student, CCI, GEM, SULI, and VFP Student programs will be on display during a poster session on the Advanced Light Source patio, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 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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Meet the Summer 2018 Biosciences Interns

This summer the Biosciences Area has hosted student interns ranging from high school- through graduate school-level. They came through a number of programs dedicated to training the next generation of scientists. Some of the interns took time from their busy summer to share highlights of their experiences in the Biosciences Area.

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2018 iCLEM Students Share Highlights of Their Time at JBEI

Created in 2008, the Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM) program provides Bay Area youth from communities traditionally underrepresented in the sciences with a paid summer research experience at the Joint Bioenergy Institute’s state-of-the-art laboratories. ICLEM students share highlights of their summer experience at JBEI during this year’s session.

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Computing Sciences Summer Students to Present Research at Aug. 2 Poster Session

The Lab’s Computing Sciences Summer Student program will host a poster session showcasing the work of student interns, assistants, and affiliates on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon in Bldg. 59-3101 (Wang Hall). Light refreshments will be served. All Lab staff are invited to attend. More>

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2018 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Sept. 9, to help staff Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll. As the largest street festival in the East Bay, the event is a great way to engage with the community and highlight the Lab’s world-leading science. With more than 500 vendors featuring community organizations, crafters, music, and food, it promises to be a fun day. Go here to sign up for a two-hour time slot.

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JBEI Hosts National Student Leadership Conference

For a fifth year in a row the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the National Student Leadership Conference partnered to instruct students about the benefits and research behind biofuels and bioproducts, as well as discuss careers in STEM. This year JBEI’s volunteers interacted with 82 students to provide them a motivating learning experience. More>

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University of Puerto Rico Summer Students Apply Deep Learning to Structural Biology

Two computer/software engineering students from the University of Puerto Rico are spending their summer developing new deep learning methods in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Chemistry, Materials & Climate Group to address a grand challenge in structural biology: protein structure prediction. More>

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Volunteer Judges Needed for Aug. 11 Student Poster Competition

Volunteer judges are needed for Biotech Partners’ poster competition on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley High School. Expertise in science is not required. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Linda Gayden, executive director of Biotech Partners, by Wednesday, July 25. More>

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