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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Home

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month while sheltering in place! We asked the Lab’s Asian employee activity associations to suggest media to stream, so that you can enjoy the rich heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. Berkeley Lab Asian Association Larry Guo, president of the Berkeley Lab Asian Association, recommends PBS’s rich offerings, which […]

K-12 Live Science Presents 3D Design and Fabrication – May 22, 2020

The K-12 Education and Outreach office invites staff and their families to join a live science demonstration and activity on 3D design and fabrication, and TinkerCAD software, on May 22 at 2 p.m. Visit to participate. Did you know that our engineers custom build a lot of the equipment used in Berkeley Lab research? […]

UC’s online high school opens its doors to students stuck at home

The sudden move to online instruction caught many California teachers and schools off guard. But for UC Scout, which offers free online college prep courses to California public school students and teachers, delivering state-of-the-art remote instruction is just business as usual. UC Scout provides the full range of courses needed for admission to UC and […]

Chabot Space & Science Offers Fun Online Activities

While the Chabot Space & Science Center is currently closed, they are offering a number of family activities online, including a space garden series, astronaut training, creating a moon journal, or a kit to become a junior meteorologist. Chabot’s Virtual Resource Center Welcome to the Learning Launchpad! Get ready to explore and learn more about […]

Berkeley Lab’s Third Virtual Open Mic – May 15, 2020

The first two open mics were a great success! Join us for another evening of music, poetry and community on May 15! “So impressed by the talented staff we have.” “I love this event. It lifts me up.” “Loved it! Great job to all performers and the incredible MC!” “Totally amazed at the talent surrounding […]

K-12 Offers Live Science Series; Starts Today at 2 p.m.

The K-12 education program invites employees and their families to join Lab researchers and engineers as they lead activities during live sessions. Join us in live shows that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home. Each episode in the series highlights scientists and researchers at Berkeley Lab. Make sure to download the worksheets beforehand […]

Perform at the Open Mic!

Do you have a hidden talent you’ve been waiting to share with your co-workers? Does your family all play music or sing together? Have you been writing poetry or reading poetry that you’d like to share? Have you and your roommates started a band? Do you have a duet with your spouse or roommate you’ve […]

Berkeley Lab’s first-ever Virtual Dance Party – May 6, 2020

Want to beat the shelter in place blues? Grab your dancing shoes and join the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Office and the IT Division for our first ever Virtual Dance Party hosted by IT’s very own DJ Miles Green! While you may know Miles as the friendly person who solves your AV needs with calm […]

Lab Takes Up Food Bank Challenge

Inspired by “friendly competition” among research area teams to raise money for local food banks, the Lab, through the Government and Community Relations Office, will donate an additional $10,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. You can join the challenge. The competition ends Friday. Full story and details>>

Children on the Autism Spectrum: Supporting Their Needs During Covid-19 – May 5, 2020

Join Be Well at Work Work/Life and Autism Spectrum Therapies as they share strategies based on applied behavioral analysis, and answer your questions regarding helping you and your family adjust during COVID-19 restrictions. Families with children of all abilities are welcomed to attend. Date: Tuesday, May 5 (add to your calendar) Time: 12 – 1 […]