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Video: Tips to Deal With Anxiety in Uncertain Times

“As people, we are exceedingly resilient.” In this short video, Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program, shares tips to help you maintain your emotional health during these challenging times.  

Bright Horizons Activates Crisis Care Program

The Crisis Care Program is active through April 30. During this time, you have the option to secure care within your own personal network — a neighbor, friend, or babysitter — and receive a reimbursement stipend of $100 per day. You must register for Bright Horizons before activating the program. Registration Bright Horizons website

Training Video on Leading and Managing Remotely

With the Lab in a safe and stable mode of operation, and most employees working from home, managers need to make the jump from in-person to virtual leadership. These training videos on LinkedIn Learning have been curated by the Lab to provide useful tips and tools.

Support STEM learning at home with the new STEM Rising Meet a Scientist YouTube Talks!

Are you a scientist who can share your work with middle and high school students during a ten minute recorded video? Please sign up today for the STEM Rising Meet a Scientist YouTube talks. Visit to sign up In this series, presented by the Department of Energy’s Office of Public Affairs STEM Rising initiative, […]

Staff Share Stories of Inspiring Women in Their Lives

She never let others determine my self worth. She helped me grow as a researcher and a person. I’m now working my dream job. These are just some of the sentiments Lab staff shared about an impactful woman in their lives. Read more and share your own stories as part of Women’s History Month.

DOE Women’s History Month: Inventions & Project Demonstrations – March 19, 2020

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 8 am – 9 am Pacific Time Live Streaming:

All Access – Mental Health Initiative

The All Access Employee Resource Group has launched a Mental Health Initiative. Led by Co-chairs, Emalynn Robinson from HR and Tom Gallant from NSD, the mission of the initiative is to make Berkeley Lab a more inclusive and supportive environment for mental health. The group meets monthly and membership is on a voluntary basis. The […]

Volunteers Sought for Bring A Kid to Work Day

The Lab’s K-12 Office is hosting Bring a Kid to Work Day on April 17. Volunteers are needed to do morning registration, chaperone, help out at activity stations, guide tours, and assist with event organization. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Those who help out will get a free T-shirt. REGISTRATION

Internship Collaboration Helps Diversify STEM Pipeline

Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon met recently with graduate students who are participating in a Berkeley Lab-Cal State University East Bay internship program. The collaboration between the two institutions represents one of several components of Berkeley Lab’s efforts to diversify the STEM pipeline. Full Story>>

Help Support Oakland School District Events

The Oakland Unified School District is hosting a “Dinner With a Scientist” on May 4 and a science fair on May 13. Consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with students at either or both events to help support STEM in our local schools. More information>>