Today at Berkeley Lab

A Lovely Day for Science at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Lab volunteers recently participated in the Solano Stroll, an annual fair featuring booths, entertainment and food in north Berkeley and Albany. In addition to demos by ESnet, JBEI, and Workforce Development & Education, volunteers fielded hundreds of questions from visitors curious about the Lab. See volunteers list here. The booth was organized by Government & Community Relations.

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Reception for Lab Education-Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 21

Hundreds of Lab staff volunteer for education and outreach programs across the Bay Area. Celebrate their substantial impact on schools and communities at the annual Berkeley Lab Education Volunteer Recognition event on Sept. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the cafeteria dining room. Volunteers should bring/wear their ambassador t-shirt for a group photo at 4 p.m.

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Lab Events Planned for Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 18-22

In addition to daily “10 Things We Should Know About…” profiles of postdocs in TABL, activities include a banner hanging event on Monday at 9:30 a.m. near Building 65, career planning (BLI0018) and job hunting (PDT0100, 101, 102) workshops on Wednesday (register), and on Thursday, a Peter Fiske talk on career strategies at 2:30 p.m., followed by a slam competition and happy hour.

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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.

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Rebecca Reiss and John Bockman Win Lab Tennis Tournament

Rebecca Reiss of the Joint Genome Institute and John Bockman (guest) won the Lab Tennis Club’s annual tournament held August 28 and 30 at Davie Tennis Stadium. Runners up were Fred Loebl (NERSC) and Joe Harkins (Facilities). The club organizes lunch-time matches on nearby campus courts on most weekdays. Call Csaba Toth (x5338) to participate.

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6th Annual LabTech on Oct. 11

LabTech is an annual free event for staff and friends focusing on computing and technology for Berkeley Lab users. Hosted by the IT Division, LabTech features technical tutorials, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and more. To register, go here.

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‘Totality’ Excited About the August 21 Eclipse? Here Are Some Viewing Tips

While the Bay Area will not experience the full eclipse, a partial eclipse can be viewed for about two minutes at 10:15 a.m. PDT. Want to watch it? Be sure to protect your eyes. You can view the full eclipse via the Exploratorium’s live stream. Will you be in the “Path of Totality?” If so, share your photos with @BerkeleyLab on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. More>

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See What Summer Interns Have Been Up to at August 3 Poster Session

The work of 70 interns who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, MEISPP, MLEF, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the ALS Patio. Workforce Development & Education provides interns with the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Science & Snacks Featured at Computing’s Summer Student Poster Session

Staff are invited to the Computing Sciences Summer Student program poster session from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 3, in Wang Hall (Bldg. 59) room 3101. Enjoy light snacks, recognize the work of tomorrow’s scientists, and maybe even learn something new. Computational Research Division, ESnet and NERSC staff mentor Computing summer students. More>

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Dark Matter Day Is Approaching…but Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

A global hunt for the universe’s missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around Oct. 31, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe’s unseen “dark matter.” Events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. More>

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