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Lab’s Jackie Scoggins Featured in DOE Poster Series

Jackie Scoggins, Computer Systems Engineer, is the most recent representative of the Lab in the DOE’s STEM Rising series of posters to encourage diversity in the sciences. Jackie is also active in the Lab’s African-American Employee Resource Group and has been a long-time mentor in the community. View all posters>>

Latin American Heritage Month 3Q4: Armando Casillas

We kick off the first day of Latin American Heritage Month with three questions for Armando Casillas, a scientific engineer in the Energy Technologies Area. Learn how he connects with and draws from his culture at work and personally. Look for a 3Q4 each week during Latin American Heritage Month. Armando Casillas, of the Building […]

LANA Hangs Banner in Honor of Latin American Heritage Month

The Latin American and Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group unveiled a new banner this week in honor of Latin American Heritage Month.  Designed by LANA member and Creative Services Graphic Designer Eduardo de Ugarte, the banner features the new LANA logo which represents the sun sign common across North, Central and South America with […]

Undergrad’s Poster Project Honors Black Physicists

Inspired by the nation’s grappling with issues of race and racial discrimination in the wake of George Floyd’s May 25 killing by police during his arrest in Minneapolis, UC Berkeley physics major and Berkeley Lab student assistant Ana Lyons turned to art as a way to contribute to the conversation. Aware of the scientific community’s […]

Webinar on Communicating Across Cultures

With employees from more than 80 countries represented at Berkeley Lab, it is important to understand that different types of feedback styles can exist in your team. The IDEA office suggests staff watch this helpful webinar, sponsored by Toastmasters, on communicating across cultures. Read the full article and watch the webinar >>

The Energy Technologies Area’s Black History Month Celebration – February 14, 2020

The Energy Technologies Area’s Black History Month Celebration All are welcome to join this area-wide celebration of Black History in Science, with trivia & prizes! Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Date: Friday February 14, 2020 Time: Noon – 1pm Location: Building 90, Room 3122 Add this event to your calendar    

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 […]

Remarkable Women of UC Posters Come to Berkeley Lab

To highlight some of the numerous incredible women associated with the University of California System, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) has launched the “Remarkable Women of UC” series, recognizing various UC women each year beginning with the UC alumna for 2017. The alumni associations from each of the 10 UC […]

TECHWOMEN2019 Emerging Leaders Seminar – October 28, 2019

TechWomen is an initiative of the US Department of State that brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. Berkeley Lab has been hosting Emerging Leaders from […]

Lab Participates in DOE STEM CON Event in Chicago

The Lab’s K-12 program participated in STEM CON, an outreach event to showcase AI research at national labs. Visitors stopped by interactive booths to learn about virtual reality, computer programming, and data visualization. The event was part of the InnovationXLab AI Summit in Chicago this week. More Details>>