Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Lawrence Hall of Science Seeks School Supplies to Aid Fire Victims

The Lawrence Hall of Science, in partnership with the Berkeley Public Service Center, invites you to support the needs of students, teachers, and school communities who have been impacted by these fires through a supply drive to collect critical school supplies. Deadline is Nov. 2. More>

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Legal Plan Assistance for Employees Affected by Wildfires

ARAG, UC’s legal plan, is offering free access to their “DIY Docs,” the Education Center, and the “Find-an-Attorney” tool. All impacted staff, even those not currently enrolled in ARAG, will have free access for six months. Eligible employees can visit the ARAG website and enter code “18323cfr.” Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 11, 2018. More>

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The Physicist’s Guide to the Universe

An article in the CERN Courier recognizes the Particle Data Group’s contributions to particle physics over the past 60 years. The story chronicles how PDG grew out of a 1957 article co-authored by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld to become an international collaboration, led by the Lab, whose comprehensive Review of Particle Physics is popularly known as the “bible of particle physics.”

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IT’s Stephen Lau Helped Save Lives During Santa Rosa Fire

A reserve police officer for Hayward, Lau was among those from departments all over the Bay Area to respond to Santa Rosa’s call for help last week. He and his crew drove towards the flames and went door-to-door in the Kendall and Oakmont neighborhoods telling residents to evacuate. Then as the flames grew, he and other officers had to make a run for it as well. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 19

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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How to Help Victims of North Bay Fires

The wildfires burning throughout the North Bay and Wine Country region have claimed at least 29 lives and displaced some 20,000 people. For employees who would like to help those affected, a number of organizations are accepting financial contributions. Go here to view a list of resources.

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TechWomen Delegates From Around the World Visit the Lab

The Lab has welcomed six researchers from five countries participating in TechWomen, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department that connects early-to mid-career STEM professionals from Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East with their counterparts in the United States. They will be at the Lab until Oct. 17. View an Exposure photo feature here.

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