Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab’s WD&E Seeking Volunteers for City of Oakland Summer Day Camp Program

Workforce Development & Education is partnering with Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development for TOWN Summer Camp, which serves Oakland youth ages 5 to 12. The camp features weekly activities, such as reading, math, sports, and crafts. Lab volunteers will lead the Science Week session from June 18 to 22. Sign up to volunteer. Select a camp location here (scroll down to “Recreation Day Camp”).

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Spring Intern Poster Session Today at 3:30 p.m.

The work of 27 undergraduates and postbaccalaureates who spent the spring participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, April 25. 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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‘Feel the Fun’ of Daughters & Sons Event Via ‘Exposure’ Photo Spread

This year, 150 kids participated in numerous activities, including job shadowing, getting photographed as the “next Nobel laureate,” writing a science biography, role playing as a STEM professional at the Lab, facility tours, and a “science for social good” workshop. The event also included a new “Energy Innovation Gallery.” Go here to view photos from of the event.

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Daughters and Sons Visit Lab Today; Check Out Energy Innovation Gallery

The youngsters will be treated to numerous activities at locales around the Lab. Drive extra cautiously in areas where you see children. The event also features an Energy Innovation Gallery in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130), which features Lab technologies, tools, and inventions; Lab staff are invited to stop by from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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April 13 Workshop on BLISS Nanoscience Kit

Developed by Workforce Development & Education and the Molecular Foundry, this BLISS workshop will train volunteers to demonstrate activities featuring nanoscience technologies for the fourth-to-fifth-grade classroom, science festivals, and community events. The class takes place Friday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 67-3111. Send email here to register.

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Daughters and Sons Day Energy Innovation Gallery: Call for Submissions

This year’s Daughters and Sons to Work Day will feature an Energy Innovation Gallery. To populate the gallery, Workforce Development & Education, the sponsor of the event, is looking for prototypes, technologies, and discoveries that highlight the Lab’s work around energy. Those with a contribution are asked to fill out this form. Send email here for more information.

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Volunteer for Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

The Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, and Workforce Development & Education are hosting the annual Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on Saturday, May 5. Full and half-day assignments are available. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, and full-day volunteers will have lunch provided. Register here to volunteer. More>

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Registration Open for Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The 34th annual Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 18. This year’s theme is “Positive Change Agent.” Activities will showcase how the Lab helps solve local and global energy challenges, and participants will learn how to use their creativity, interests, and STEM skills to create positive change in their communities. The event is for children grades 3-12. Go here for more information and to register.

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High Schoolers Get Hands-On Experience at the Advanced Light Source

Students from Pinole Valley and Oakland high schools participated in “The ALS Experience,” a pilot program between the ALS and Workforce Development & Education (WD&E). Scientists Christine Beavers and Dula Parkinson helped students design an experiment, collect data, and analyze results. This is the first of four research programs being piloted by WD&E this spring.

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UC Feature on Contributions of Undergrads Includes Lab’s Ankur Mahesh

UC students visited Sacramento last month to share with alumni, lawmakers, and others the research they are doing as undergraduates. The event was part of UC’s 150th anniversary. Among the student presenters was Ankur Mahesh of the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. He is studying the use of computer science to address climate change. More>

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