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diversity in STEM Archive

Community of Change Leaders: HBCU & Predominantly Black Institutions – Oct. 19, 2023

THIS WEEK the DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Minority Educational Institutions Division is holding an open forum for students, faculty, and others to discuss ways to collaborate, ask questions for our team and share opportunities. As we move through each of the MSI categories, this quarter we are focusing on Historically Black Colleges […]

Successful and replicable approaches for promoting inclusive excellence in STEM – August 17, 2023

Please join Lab Director Mike Witherell for a conversation with Dr. Michael Summers. Dr Summers is the Robert E. Meyerhoff Chair for Excellence in Research and Mentoring and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Summers will speak about promoting inclusive excellence in STEM. Date: Thursday, August […]

Five Years of IDEA Progress: An Interview with Director Witherell and Aditi Chakravarty

The stewardship of people at Berkeley Lab is critical to the Lab’s future. It enables the Lab to better attract, develop, and retain talented, dedicated professionals and continue our efforts towards building a more welcoming and supportive environment. Employees and candidates expect principles-based work cultures, opportunities for growth, and supportive people programs. Offering the resources […]

Lambda Alliance presents Pride events 2021

Dear Lambda Alliance members, allies, and enthusiasts, Next week marks the start of Pride, a month in which we celebrate Sexual orientation & Gender Minority (SGM) culture at home and in the workplace! Fostering unity is a big part of any Pride month and this year SF Pride’s theme is “All in this together”. So […]

Director’s Award Still Resonates for Amanda Krieger

Amanda Krieger was recognized in 2017 with the Director’s Award in Diversity for her work on LGBTQ inclusion at the Lab, including making the Lab a welcoming workplace for all communities and raising awareness of the Lab’s progress in diversity and inclusion. Read what the award has meant to her. Read the full story>>

You can help counter anti-Asian violence – Resources from UC

Over the past year, we’ve seen a huge spike in violence targeting Asian-Americans. Though these increased attacks seem to be tied to racist reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian racism and violence has a long history in the United States. UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center explores why Asian-Americans are being attacked and what can […]

Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibilty 2021

The Lambda Alliance celebrate on March 31 with a coffee break dedicated to celebrating transgender people in science and society. They shared a variety of resources: UN Free & Equal: Being a trans ally is easier than you think: Gallup poll from 2020: Human Rights Campaign TDOV 2020: TED talk: “A short […]

Select a ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Fellow by April 14

Consider hiring a veteran for your open position through the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. The deadline for selection is April 14. Email for more info. Current fellow Carlos Moreira shares his perspective and appreciation of the program and Lab. “As a Senior Business Manager, I’m able to leverage my previous experience as […]

A conversation with UC’s 2020 Nobel Prize winners – December 3, 2020

Join us as we celebrate the University of California’s newest Nobel laureates and hear their reflections on the value of scientific discovery and its momentous impact on society. The discussion will highlight the role of research in understanding our world, improving our quality of life, and informing critical public policy decisions. Learn how UC is […]

Visible Spectrum: Faith Dukes, K-12 STEM Education

The Visible Spectrum series spotlights talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. In this month’s installment, learn how Faith Dukes encourages students to consider a career pathway in STEM through the Lab’s multiple educational programs. Faith Dukes holds a doctorate in physical chemistry and acts as the manager of K-12 STEM education and outreach […]