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Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs Finalist Videos

The international Falling Walls Breakthroughs competition has recognized four Lab teams as finalists in its annual Science Breakthroughs competition. The teams are from the Molecular Foundry, Energy Technologies Area, Joint Genome Institute, and Strategic Communications. The Foundry team is also a Top 10 winner in the Science and Innovation Management category, and will be celebrated […]

Brooke Russell: A Black Physicist’s Journey

This past May, Brooke Russell became the first Black woman to earn her doctorate in physics at Yale University. Now at Berkeley Lab, she studies the nuclear structure of exotic isotopes. Russell shares her journey in a recent article for Physics Today. “This past May I earned my doctorate in physics, becoming the first Black […]

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Guest Speaker Randy Pico – Nov. 11, 2020

As part of Berkeley Lab’s virtual celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Latin American and Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group will be hosting guest speaker Randy Pico on November 11th. Pico’s talk, entitled “Still Working on the Rez”, will highlight his STEM journey and indigenous heritage. Date: Wednesday, November 11 Time: 2:30 – […]

Staff Highlighted in New ‘We Are Berkeley Lab’ Website

The Lab is world-renowned for its cutting-edge research and breakthrough science, made possible by our talented and committed employees — from scientists, postdocs, and administrators, to technicians, custodians, and shuttle operators. This site is dedicated to showcasing these individuals.  

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