Today at Berkeley Lab

Jan. 15 Submission Deadline for ETA Early Career Poster Competition

Early career researchers in building science, energy-efficiency, and the electricity grid are invited to enter a prestigious poster competition. Five winners will be invited to give a five-minute talk at Rosenfeld Symposium 2019: Energy-Efficient and Grid-Interactive Buildings, to be held in Berkeley on April 23. The winners and top 30 participants in the poster contest will be invited to attend the conference free of charge. More>

Submissions Sought for Campus Art and Science Exhibit

Science at Cal’s winter art-and-science exhibit, entitled “Vision+Light: Processing Perception,” explores how artists and scientists create new ways of seeing, how imagery conveys information, and how the process of making images influences artists and scientists. Lab researchers/artists are invited to submit works for the exhibit by Jan. 28. The works will be on display on campus from Feb. 20 to March 14. More>

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is a significant scientific achievement, capturing the essence of chemistry, physics, and biology. Dmitri Mendeleev is credited with the development of the Periodic System in 1869. Berkeley Lab — where numerous elements were discovered — will celebrate the Periodic Table’s 150th anniversary this year. Watch for more in the coming weeks. More>

Director Witherell to Give Commencement Speech at the University of Toledo

Lab Director Mike Witherell will give the keynote address for the University of Toledo’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15. As reported by Toledo Blade, Witherell’s message will focus on “finding something you think is important to do and work hard at it and make it your passion.” He also said he is speaking at the commencement, in part, because of how important public universities are to the nation.

Learn About Kentucky at Friday Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

Since the launch of the Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch, Lab employees have shared stories about their upbringings in and journeys from France, Poland, and India. On Friday, Dec. 14, Andrew Haddad, a postdoc in the Energy Technologies Area, will discuss his native state with a talk titled “A Kentucky Story: Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon, and Bats.” Bring your lunch and join us at noon in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130).

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association Hosts Holiday Meet & Greet on Dec. 12

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association invites employees and their families for a special meet & greet event to celebrate the holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Activities for children will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.

Lab Holiday Party on Dec. 19

The Lab Directorate invites all Lab employees to join with their colleagues to celebrate the holidays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria’s dining hall on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided. Festive attire is encouraged. The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. that day. Staff are invited to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank.

Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 13

The craft fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, desserts, candies, local honey, soap, hand-sewn bags, photography, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, succulents, and seasonal decorations. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Go here for a list of items for sale.

Fall Intern Poster Session on Dec. 6

The work of 21 interns who spent the fall participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 6. The interns, who were hosted by Workforce Development & Education, worked with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

Learn About India at Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

After exploring France and Poland, the Postdoc Association’s cultural lunch series will this time travel to India, guided by Venkitesh Ayyar of NERSC. Learn more about this country at noon today in Perseverance Hall. Bring your lunch. More>