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>
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.
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).
Applications for the Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research (BLUR) Fall 2018 program are now open. These programs encourage undergraduate and postbaccalaureates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy laboratories. Apply here.
Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) is seeking mentors for fall 2018 SULI and CCI internship programs, which begin on August 27 and will continue for sixteen weeks through December 7. (The last day that prospective interns will be issued an offer is July 27.) For more information on mentoring, or for instructions on how to review applicants and select interns, go here.
This year, the Lab welcomes more than 100 interns, many of whom are undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty members from around the country. They will work alongside Lab scientists on a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, such as particle physics and computing science. A poster session in early August will highlight their research projects.
Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering fields the chance to gain research experience with ESnet, NERSC, and the Computational Research Division. More>
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”).
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.
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.