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Employee Resource Group Archive

Acknowledgement of COVID challenges for our South Asian Colleagues

Dear API ERG members, During this time as COVID-19 cases surge in India and other parts of the world, the Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) ERG acknowledges this terrible situation for our South Asian colleagues. India is currently facing a devastating second COVID wave and lacks resources to combat it. Other Asian countries are […]

API Heritage Story: Arica Chhay

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Listen to their stories below. Arica Chhay, a senior administrator in the Physical Sciences Area, is a Cambodian-American whose family fled war, famine, and genocide in Cambodia to settle in the U.S. She shares her family’s story of […]

API ERG Raises Heritage Month Banner

To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG raised a banner at Blackberry Gate. Don’t miss it if you are on site! Learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander ERG.

Maxon Pens Cover Article on Future of Bioengineering

Mary Maxon, ALD for Biosciences, and Executive Sponsor to the Lambda Alliance ERG, co-wrote the cover story for “The Environmental Forum,” The Environmental Law Institute’s policy magazine. In the article, Maxon provides an overview of the bioeconomy, including the Joint Genome Institute’s development of a biopesticide with antifungal properties.

LANA ERG Hosts Membership Meeting on March 17, 2021

All Lab employees are invited to attend the first official membership meeting of the Latin American & Native American Employee Resource Group (formerly the LANA Association) on March 17 at noon. Participants can learn more about the LANA ERG and its activities and meet other Lab staff. Join us on Zoom: The tentative agenda […]

Employee Resource Group Overview Presentations – February 2021

In February, 2021 each of the ERGs recorded a short overview presentation about the group – their mission, activities and accomplishments. African American ERG Asian Pacific Islander ERG Early Career ERG Lambda ERG LANA ERG Veterans ERG Women Scientists & Engineers Council

ERGs Welcome Four New Leaders

We’re pleased to announce that the African American ERG, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG, the Veterans ERG, and the Women Scientist and Engineers Council have appointed the following people to subcommittee and steering committee positions. Welcome Miles, Sandy, Alex and Juliane! Miles Green Steering Committee Member, African American Employee Resource Group Miles Green is the […]

February Lambda Events – All are welcome!

The Lambda Alliance has a series of fun events planned for February – please join them! Crafternoon hangout February 18th (17:00-18:00) Got some craft projects you’re working on at home? Come and work on them with some friends. Drop in/out welcome!  Game night!   February 22nd (18:00-19:30) Join us on Boardgame Arena to play some […]

Lambda hosts coffee hours, a game night and a craft hour in December

The Lambda Alliance has four great events planned for December. We hope you can join us!  Coffee Break # 1:   December 3rd (2:00-3:00 pm)  How was your November? Drop by and tell us all about it 🙂  Game night!   December 10th (6:00-7:30 pm) Join us on Boardgame Arena to play some of your fave tabletop classics, […]

Three Questions for Navy Veteran Michael Batie

Navy Veteran Michael Batie supports the Lab in Facilities, where he maintains mission-critical infrastructure for the Lab. Michael is also serving as the new co-chair of the Lab’s Veterans Employee Group, and in this interview, he shares the importance of veterans to the Lab. Michael Batie joined the U.S. Navy to take advantage of its […]