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Celebrating Black History Month at the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center

In celebration of Black History Month, the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center wants to highlight African American and African researchers who have made an impact on energy storage, from research to deployment: Denise Gray – President of LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center (LGCMI), which is the North American subsidiary of one of the world’s […]

Black History Month Recognition, Celebration, and Action 2021 – Message from Mike Witherell

Dear colleagues, We are celebrating the 95th year of commemorating the significant ways Black Americans have shaped and contributed to US history. This year’s celebration of Black History Month seems different to me, however. Much has happened in the nine months since George Floyd’s murder to refocus our attention on the violence, discrimination, and barriers […]

DOE: Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

The DOE honors the excellence contributed to our mission, vision, and goals by African Americans, this month during Black History Month and throughout the year. Black Americans help to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Black Americans created and sustained American leadership […]

AWIS Celebrates Black History Month 2021

The Association of Women in Science wants to ensure that women in science are recognized for their contributions. In honor of Black History Month, they want to acknowledge these pioneering scientists whose curiosity, determination, and brilliance helped light the way for other women and girls to follow in their footsteps. Be sure to check back […]

Black History Month 2021: Honoring the Contributions of Lab Researcher James Harris

The discovery of an element is a rare occurrence. Defying racial and academic expectations, James A. Harris played a prominent role in the discovery of two elements. Harris, who grew up in both Texas and California, earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1953 from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. He then served in the […]

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 Women@TheLab 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 […]