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Volunteers Sought for SAGE-S Virtual STEM Camp

In partnership with SLAC National Laboratory, we will be hosting a one week virtual summer camp for 105 girls from August 2 through August 7. Both National Laboratories have been working hard to develop engaging talks, projects, and professional growth workshops for the participants to take part in. We are now soliciting additional volunteers to operate as group guides, facilitate activities, and/or participate […]

Berkeley Lab Director’s Apprenticeship Program: Call for Volunteers

BLDAP is a summer high school program for underrepresented minorities in STEM to develop research and coding skills, receive career guidance, and form a STEM network. The virtual program will take place from July 6 – 30. Read about the program, volunteer roles, and how to sign up. The Berkeley Lab Director’s Apprenticeship Program (BLDAP) […]

Resources and Actions for Positive Change – a Letter from Mike Witherell

Colleagues, Last week I wrote to you about how saddened we have been by the killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long series of brutal assaults on Black Americans across the country. We join with those raising their voices to denounce all race-related brutality and racial injustice. This has been a difficult time […]

Three Questions For Director’s Award Winner Tom Gallant

Nominations for this year’s Director’s Award, given to exceptional employees and teams, closes June 30. Last year Tom Gallant received the award for Exceptional Achievement in Diversity. Tom came to the Lab as a temp but is still here 20 years later. Read what receiving the award means to Tom. Full interview>>

Why Pride Celebrations Matter – A letter from Mary Maxon, ALD, Biosciences

The Pride Parade is a celebration of the beginning of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, and the current efforts as well. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the parade. The events will be virtual this year, and the importance is no less now than it was 50 years ago. There is much to celebrate […]

Berkeley Lab & Community Mental Health Resources

The All Access Employee Resource Group Mental Health Initiative has put together a list of Berkeley Lab employee resources, Bay Area resources and national hotlines and other mental health resources. Now more than ever mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. If you’re […]

Learning Journey Begins with Self-Reflection – Two Events on June 8, 2020

Dear Colleagues, For many of us, we’ve been reflecting deeply about the ongoing protests in our communities in response to racial injustice and inequities for Black Americans. The statement from our Lab leadership highlighted the suffering in our communities, and a call to action for making change. In the past week, many of our Lab […]

Supporting Our Community in Its Time of Need

Berkeley Lab senior leadership released a statement on June 1, 2020 about George Floyd and the suffering in our communities–both locally, and nationwide. Our community needs you. During this difficult time, many local organizations are seeking donations and volunteers. There are also many volunteer opportunities to make a difference over the long term. Fundraising for Small […]

Three Questions For Lab CFO Minh Huebner

Minh Huebner has been with the Lab since 2004 and is currently the Lab’s Chief Financial Officer. She recently added another responsibility; that of the sponsor of the Lab’s Veterans Employee Resource Group. Minh did not serve in the military, but she is grateful to those who did since they changed her life. As a […]

Health Pledge Zoom Backgrounds

Show your commitment to keeping the Lab community safe during the COVID-19 crisis with a Zoom background. There are two version and two colors to choose from. Click on the background you want to download the jpg file. “As a member of this community, I understand that my choices and behaviors during the COVID-19 crisis […]