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Summer Intern Requests Due Feb. 27

Project descriptions for summer interns in scientific, engineering, and technical fields are due to Workforce Development & Education by Feb. 27. Interested mentors can read the applicant review guide for more information.

Volunteer to Bring Science to Local Classrooms

The Lab’s K-12 Office will offer volunteer training on BLISS kits on Friday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. BLISS kits are designed for elementary school classrooms and cover science topics and science communication. Click to learn more about the available loaner kits and register for training.

Volunteer to Help at MESA Day

Volunteer to help at MESA Day, a design and engineering event for high school students at CSU East Bay on March 7. MESA is a college and career program that promotes diversity in STEM education. REGISTRATION FORM

Three Questions For Stacy Curry

As part of Black History Month, Elements is highlighting members of the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group in a series of 3Q4 features. First up is Stacy Curry, a Program Operations Analyst in the Energy Technologies Area. Read the full interview.

The World Needs Science…and Science Needs Women

Today is the United Nation’s International Women & Girls in Science Day. In recognition of this event, we asked some women for their take on this important issue and highlight Lab programs that encourage and support women and girls to pursue science education and careers.  Read more>>

Bring a Kid to Work T-Shirt Design Contest Open

Bring Your Kid to Work Day is on April 17 this year, with registration starting on March 16. Participants and volunteers receive T-shirts as part of the event, and this year Lab employees are invited to submit designs for the T-shirt. Deadline is Feb. 14. Click for more details.

Inspiring STEM Careers in the Everglades

In 2018, JGI embarked on a pilot project with biology students from Boca Raton Community High School in Florida to apply the latest molecular techniques to learn more about the microbial communities in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The data from that project has just been published. Read the full story: Inspiring STEM Careers Through […]

7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Support black-owned businesses. Give to black non-profits. Become a mentor. These are some of the ways people can honor Black History Month and show appreciation for those working to enrich black culture. Learn more about actions that can make a difference.

Black History Month 2020 – a note from Michael Brandt, Deputy Director of Operations

Dear Colleagues, As the Deputy Director for Operations and the Executive Sponsor of the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG), I’m pleased to acknowledge Black History Month throughout the month of February. The mission of the AAERG is to advance a diverse and inclusive work environment focusing on African American current and future employees.  […]

Berkeley Lab K-12 STEM Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

Mentors Needed for Spring Mentoring When: Spring 2020 – Beginning February  What: We are partnering with Pilot City to provide students an opportunity to conduct a small project this spring. Mentors will provide a project for students to complete in their classrooms over a six week period. High School teachers will guide students with the help of their […]