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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 […]

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 […]

Women Scientist & Engineers Council Speaker Series: Jackie Scoggins

Women Scientist & Engineers Council (WSEC) is proud to have our own Jackie Scoggins speak at the WSEC Brown Bag as a 2018 [email protected] honoree. As a longtime WSEC member, her clear and thoughtful voice has made major contributions to WSEC priorities and policies. Her talk will provide insights on her work in IT and […]

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 […]

Military Veterans Learn Job Hunting Skills at Lab

Forty veterans and underrepresented youth spent Monday at the Lab as part of the fifth annual Veterans’ Day on the Job program where they learned job-hunting skills such as resume writing and interview tips. The participants are part of NPower, a national program that assists military veterans, their spouses, and underrepresented youth with developing new […]

Sharing the Lab’s Story at Art + Soul Festival

Last weekend, a group of Berkeley Lab employees volunteered their time to staff the Lab’s booth at the Art + Soul Festival in Oakland. Hundreds of people stopped by to learn about internship opportunities, job openings, and our world-class research. Click for a slideshow and to see who volunteered. More>>

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>>

Computing Sciences Hosts August 1 Student Poster Session

The Computing Sciences Summer Student program hosts a poster session on Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, in 3101 Wang Hall. Students mentored by researchers in the Computing Sciences Area will showcase their work and hone their presentation skills. Over 40 posters will be on display. More>>

Seeking Volunteers for Summer Engineering Program for Local High School Students

Discover Engineering Summer Residential Camp is seeking volunteers! Program Goal: To create a seamless transition for students from high school Engineering Pathways to post-secondary education aligned with high-wage, high-demand, high-skill careers in the East Bay Region. To increase persistence to completion of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and MESA Program (Math Engineering Science Achievement) students […]

Need a Fall Intern? WD&E is Seeking Mentors

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for its fall internship program, which runs August 26 through Dec. 6. August 6 is the last day to make offers. Click for more information on mentoring, as well as instructions on reviewing applicants and selecting interns. More>>