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Bring a Kid to Work Day – April 17, 2020

Berkeley Lab will be celebrating Bring a Kid to Work Day on April 17, 2020! Formerly known as Daughters and Sons to Work day, kids from ages 9 to 16 are welcome to participate in activities around the Lab. T-Shirt contest opens Feb 3, 2020 Registration opens March 16, 2020 To volunteer, sign up here

Black History Month – February, 2020

The Purpose of Black History Month The celebration of Black History Month (BHM) began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.  Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since […]

Black History Month Banner Raised by AAERG

Members of Berkeley Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) met on Friday, January 31st to hang the Black History Month banner near Blackberry Gate. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president […]

Tips on Inclusive and Effective Meetings

Inclusive meetings encourage participation, lead to a more robust discussion, and promote sharing of innovative solutions.  Visit our IDEAs-in-Action website for tips that will help you make the best use of time spent in meetings, whether you are a participant or leader. Available tool kits include: How to Run Inclusive and Effective Meetings How to […]

Berkeley Lab K-12 STEM Outreach Opportunities for January – April

JANUARY  K-12 Outreach Training Sessions When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 9:00 am  and 1:00pm (Sessions are 2 hours in length) Where: 2-100B What: Volunteers interested in learning how to facilitate BLISS KIT modules should attend this session. Sessions are two hours in length and will cover module content, science communication and classroom management. Sessions will […]

IDEA is a Personal Journey

IDEA and the principles it embraces are part of our responsibility as citizens of the Lab, as we all play a role in creating a culture of collaboration and respect. Change is a journey, and Henrik von der Lippe, Director of the Engineering Division, reflects on his path to IDEA ideals.  

Arnold Touts Lab’s Diversity Efforts in ChemistryWorld

In a recent article in ChemistryWorld, Polly Arnold — director of the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division — discusses her work to unlock the mystery of heavy elements, the joys of team science, and the “exciting” approach taken to increase diversity at the Lab. Full Article>>

Women Scientists Sought for Outreach Event

The Lab will host 90 young women from the Engineering Academies at Pinole and Richmond high schools on Thursday, Jan. 30. Women scientists and engineers at the Lab are invited to take part in a lunch session and short tours for the students. Volunteer to help support women in STEM.

Microaggressions: 1,000 Cuts Add Up

The expression “death by a thousand cuts” is used in the psychological literature to describe the many small, emotional blows we take in a lifetime. But for some colleagues at the Lab, these repeated cuts can add up to deeper wounds that are more difficult to heal. These little cuts are known as microaggressions, the […]

We’re Human, We Have Them: Implicit Biases

If you ask young children to draw a picture of a scientist, you get both men and women scientists, but when you ask slightly older children to draw that picture, most draw a male wearing a lab coat with unruly hair, all with a close resemblance to Albert Einstein. Things are changing, though, ever so […]