Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Photographer, Videographer Receives 2nd Emmy Award in Two Years

Marilyn Chung received an Emmy Award from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a video on rising domestic violence reports in Coachella Valley. It was her second Emmy in two years for videos she created while at the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. Last year she won an Emmy for a video series on artist studios.

Message From Director on Public Affairs, IT, and HR Reorganization

A strategic communications function has been established within the Directorate, which includes the current communications and media relations team. The Workforce Development and Education group will move to Human Resources, and Web Development, Creative Services, and Visual Communications will move to the IT Division. More>

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>

Public Affairs Offers Media Training on May 11

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab Communications manager, Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 10 a.m. to noon on May 11. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up. More>

Berkeley Lab Tweets Travel Around the World

How far can a Berkeley Lab tweet travel…pretty far. On April 4, @BerkeleyLab tweeted with an “ask” for followers to say where they are in the world. More than 220 people responded from 28 U.S. states, 36 countries, and 6 continents. Check out this cool graph and read some of our followers’ responses. Click here to view full-size map.

Hosting a Lab Event? Add it to the Calendar

From science lectures, workshops, IT training, or dance classes, there’s always something going on at the Lab. And there’s no better way to track these activities than checking the Lab Events Calendar on the TABL website. Is your division, department or club hosting an event open to employees? If so, add it to the events calendar to broaden your reach. Instructions are here.

CASE Honors Public Affairs for News Writing, Strategic Communications

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII recognized the Lab’s Public Affairs office with a Gold award for Best News Writing and a Bronze award for Strategic Communications for “Aboard Oceanus: Embedding a Science Writer on a Research Cruise.” More>

2016 Lab Science in Review

From big gains in understanding Earth’s climate and environment, to advancements in health, computing, clean energy, imaging, cosmology, materials sciences, and energy efficiency, the Lab had a banner year of impactful research. Go here to view a social media round-up of the Lab’s scientific highlights.

DOE Report on Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology Now Available

The “Basic Research Needs Report on Quantum Materials” that Berkeley Lab Senior Science Writer (retired) Lynn Yarris worked on for the Office of Science on behalf of the Lab is now online and can be viewed here. It includes design work by Public Affairs Creative Services’s Susan Brand.

Social Media Feature Highlights 7 Lab Imaging Tools Pushing Science Forward

Lab scientists are developing new ways to see the unseen. Here are seven imaging advances that are helping to push science forward, from developing better batteries to peering inside cells to exploring the nature of the universe. View this feature and more on the Lab’s Facebook page. More>