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GEM Summer Fellows Visited by Program Executives

Ileana Callejas (center), Tadewos Getachew, and Viviana Vela are at Berkeley Lab this summer as GEM fellows, which supports underrepresented groups during their masters or doctoral programs. GEM Consortium executives recently visited the fellows, who are hosted by Workforce Development & Education. More>>

APS News Highlights Chemical Scientist’s Work on Ethics

Frances Houle’s involvement in the APS Ethics Committee was recently featured in APS News. The new committee will be responsible for evaluating issues of ethics in the practice of physics that go beyond falsification and plagiarism to include issues of diversity, such as bias and harassment. More>>

Judges Needed for August 10 Student Poster Competition

Volunteer judges are needed for Biotech Partners’ poster competition on August 10, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Berkeley High School. Science expertise is not required. Volunteers should contact Biotech Partners’ Linda Gayden ([email protected]) by Wednesday, July 24. More>>

Staff Share Their Experiences With ‘Rising Sun’ Students

Lab staff — including Rhett Persaud, Christian White, and Grace Li — gave presentations as part of an orientation for summer students participating in the Rising Sun, a green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization headquartered in Oakland. More>>

Applications Open To Mentor Through TechWomen

TechWomen, a U.S. Department of State program, matches Bay Area women in STEM with emerging women leaders in STEM fields from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. Professional, cultural, and impact coaches are needed. Applications close July 14. More>>

Meet Lauren Lui in this Month’s Coffee with Postdocs Blog

Lauren Lui was profiled by the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association in their “Coffee with Postdocs” series! Read more about this multi-talented synesthetic biomolecular engineer & bioinformaticist who is co-secretary for the LBNL Women in Scientists and Engineers Council. More>>    

Association for Women in Science Social Hour – June 12, 2019

Wednesday June 12th 6:00PM – 7:00PM Gilman Brewing Company 912 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA Come and join us for some informal networking! East Bay AWIS The goals of AWIS East Bay Chapter include mentoring all levels of students, organizing community outreach (emphasizing education and science literacy), providing a forum for networking, developing career and personal skills, […]

Need a Fall Intern? WD&E is Seeking Mentors

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for its fall internship program, which runs August 26 through Dec. 6. August 6 is the last day to make offers. Click for more information on mentoring, as well as instructions on reviewing applicants and selecting interns. More>>

Get Training to Teach STEM at June 6 Session

Interested in becoming a STEM education ambassador? The next training session on STEM teaching modules is Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Three different teaching kits will be covered. Stay for one or all three modules. More information and sign up sheet>>

High School Students Get a Glimpse of Life at the Lab

The Lab’s K-12 Program hosted nearly 80 students last week. During their two-day visit, students engaged with Lab stuff during Q&A sessions, speed networking, tours, and talks. The K-12 program thanks the volunteers who shared their STEM inspirations and encouraged the students to be curious. More>>