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Workforce Development & Education Launches New Website

The Workforce Development & Education office has launched a new website. Go here for more information on internships, mentoring, visits, and events. Check out the new Intern Spotlight page.

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Lab Assists With City of Oakland Summer ‘Science Week’ Camp for Kids

In June, volunteers from various Lab areas led a variety of outdoor activities for kids — from inspecting fireflies to mixing dry ice — all aimed at teaching the basics of scientific inquiry. Science Week is part of Oakland’s Town Camp, an eight-week enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12. Colette Flood of the Lab’s Workforce Development and Education helped to create the program. Go here for more on the camp and a photo feature.

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Workshop for BLISS Science Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 18 and 26

Employees interested in sharing science with kids at Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development centers are invited to attend training workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 18, or Wednesday, Sept. 26. Participants will learn to lead hands-on science activities in outdoor settings. Register here. Lunch provided.

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WD&E’s Colette Flood Honored at Town Camp Appreciation Awards

Colette Flood, manager of Workforce Development and Education (WD&E), was honored by Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development with a “First Believers” award. Flood and WD&E were recognized for exemplifying “the true spirit of Town Camp by providing materials, professional development, and Lab volunteers to support Science Week.” Science Week was part of the city’s Town Camp summer camp program.

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iCLEM Cohort Concludes Summer Research at JBEI

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM), the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s flagship outreach program, recently concluded with student presentations and poster presentations by the teachers who assisted in the program. Photos of the celebration are available here. Students shared highlights of their experience at JBEI here.

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High School Intern Is Posit-ive About Coding

Sanjana Shah is about to start her senior year in high school after completing her second summer internship with the Lab’s Computing Sciences Summer Student program. While working with Computing Sciences’ David Donofrio, she developed her own algorithms to help evaluate Posit, a new number format that has the potential to quickly and accurately crunch big data sets for simulations processed at NERSC. More>

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High School Interns Present at Biotech Partners Poster Competition

High school students who interned at Berkeley Lab recently presented their posters at ‘BRAVO!’ — the Biotech Partners end-of-summer celebration and poster competition. Four interns from the Lab’s Biosciences Area made it to the final round, and two won honorable mentions. More>

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Education Outreach Office Hosts Aug. 8 Summer Intern Poster Session

The work of 75 interns in the BLUR, BLUFF Student, CCI, GEM, SULI, and VFP Student programs will be on display during a poster session on the Advanced Light Source patio, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 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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Lab Researchers Participate in Career Panel for Rising Sun Energy Center

For the second year in a row, Lab scientists spoke to about 200 participants from the Rising Sun Energy Center’s California Youth Energy Services program about their STEM career paths. Organized by the Lab’s Government and Community Relations office and Workforce Development & Education office, the event featured Robin Lopez (EESA), Jose Sierra (NERSC), and Sarah Richardson (Cyclotron Road Cohort 3).

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