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Heritage Month Archive

Next 90: API Past, Present & Future

Celebrate the Past: Asian Pacific Islander ERG The Asian and Pacific Islander community at the Lab has been active through the decades. Take a look back at some of its activities and the formation of the API ERG in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Experience the Present: Asian and Pacific Islander ERG Inder Monga, […]

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: Sandy Roth

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Sandy Roth, Interim Senior Human Resources Division Partner, is Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian-American. She shares the story of her mother whose family faced famine in China and genocide in Cambodia before immigrating to the U.S., and of her experiences growing up in […]

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.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a Zoom Background

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month during May recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Use the Zoom background below to celebrate! You can also download it here. Learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander ERG.

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Let’s Learn and Celebrate Together

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during May recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Did you know the history behind the Asian Pacific American Heritage month?   “In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 […]

DOE’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

If you reflect on the immense contributions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s 17 national laboratories to society since the 1930s, it’s easy to conjure up discoveries and capabilities related to the multibillion-dollar, world-class national user facilities spread across the county. But the true keystone to innovation and impact lies in the people—the expertise and dedication of […]

Women’s History Month: A different way of being and knowing: Nurturing the next generation of Black Indigenous Women of Color Scientists – March 31, 2021

The Women’s Scientist and Engineers Council and Latin American and Native American Employee Resource Group are proud to co-host a talk by Dr. Mayra Padilla: A different way of being and knowing: Nurturing the next generation of Black Indigenous Women of Color Scientists. Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm Watch the […]

Women’s History Month Learning Resources – 2021

The  Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) has pulled together a great list of articles, videos, websites and more about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Take a look and learn something new! Women in Science and Engineering: History of Women at the Energy Department – Article on the history of women and their […]