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October 11: National Coming Out Day – 2021

Celebrate National Coming Out Day! Participating in allyship creates a safer and more welcoming environment for your SGM colleagues. Redeem the Lambda Alliance ERG Badge and give an ally a shout out using extra points this week in Bucketlist. Visit the Lambda Alliance website for more ideas.

First Federal Proclamation for National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed during a United Nations conference in 1977 and was first celebrated in Berkeley in 1992. On Friday, the president signed the first federal proclamation recognizing the day as a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Indigenous cultures. “Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians […]

Lab Leads Transgender-inclusive Name Change Initiative – October 2021

In a sea change for scientific publishing, a project led by Berkeley Lab, in partnership with other leading institutions, has paved the way for researchers who change their names to retain recognition of their previously published work. The first-of-its-kind initiative launched this summer with all 17 national labs on board and 21 prominent publishing organizations, […]

Visible Spectrum: Xiaoqin Wu, EESA

Visible Spectrum is a series to spotlight talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. Meet Xiaoqin Wu, an environmental project scientist whose current research focuses on emerging contaminants and identifying environmentally friendly alternatives.

LBNL Asian Pacific Islander ERG Statement of Solidarity with the Afghan Community

The steering committee of the Asian Pacific Islander ERG acknowledges that the unrest, instability, and uncertainty in Afghanistan is causing suffering among the Afghan people. In addition to the rapidly changing political situation and warlike conditions, Afghanistan has experienced earthquakes and is facing a food shortage as winter approaches. The situation in-country causes a ripple […]

Seeking Committee Members For Spanish-English STEM Program

The K-12 STEM Education & Outreach Team is planning to host a bilingual (Spanish-English) STEM program for local high school English Learners (ELs) students in spring 2022. They are seeking Berkeley Lab scientists and staff to be part of the planning committee for this new program. Sign up here.

Meet the 2021 SLAM Winners

First place went to Lydia Rachbauer, Biosciences. Second place and the People’s Choice Award went to Ryan Kingsbury, Energy Technologies. Third place went to Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar, Energy Sciences. All three winners will compete in the regional Bay Area Research SLAM!

Meet EBI Intern Lauren McCaffrey

Meet Lauren McCaffrey, Talent Outreach Intern and active participant in East Bay Innovations’ Supported Employment Program. She shares her inspirational and personal story on how she lives and thrives with a disability. Read her full story here.

Pride Committee Recognized in Physics Society

The American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Pride Committee is the first affinity group within APS focused on supporting the LGBT+ community and is working towards a scientific community supportive of scientists in the gender and sexual orientation minority communities. Read more.

Science Comedian Brian Malow Interviews SLAM Finalists

This year’s finalists had a chance to sit down with science comedian Brian Malow to discuss their background, research, and SLAM talk. Learn more about each finalist as they share their experiences at Berkeley Lab and the path that led them to the SLAM. Tune in on Sept 23 at 3:00 p.m. for the event.