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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>>

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>>