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WSEC Talk by Computing’s Dani Ushizima – May 28, 2020

The May WSEC Brown Bag will take place Thursday May 28, 12-1pm, and feature a talk by WSEC’s own Daniela Ushizima, Ph.D.!  Dani is a Staff Scientist at CRD-LBNL, a Data Scientist at the BIDS-UCB and an Affiliate Faculty at BCHSI-UCSF. Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 (add it to your calendar) Time: 12 noon – 1 […]

POSTPONED: WSEC Annual Networking Forum Event – March 16, 2020

Dear Berkeley Lab Colleagues, Due to potential concerns people may have regarding large gatherings in a close space, the WSEC has decided to postpone the Annual Networking Event.  A new date has yet to be determined. As one of the goals of the event is to provide networking opportunities, we encourage those who had planned […]

Women’s History Month Thank You Note

Do you work with an amazing woman at Berkeley Lab? Take a moment to share your appreciation! March is Women’s History Month and it’s a great opportunity to reach out and acknowledge the contributions of women to LBNL research, culture, and history. The Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) has created a thank you note […]

Honor a Woman Who Has Impacted Your Life

Has there been a woman in your life who’s had a positive impact on you? A relative, teacher, colleague, or friend who’s helped get you through a hard time, taught you an important lesson, or opened up a new world? As part of Women’s History Month, we invite Lab staff to share their stories. Submission […]

Three Questions For Stacy Curry

As part of Black History Month, Elements is highlighting members of the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group in a series of 3Q4 features. First up is Stacy Curry, a Program Operations Analyst in the Energy Technologies Area. Read the full interview.

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 […]

Arnold Touts Lab’s Diversity Efforts in ChemistryWorld

In a recent article in ChemistryWorld, Polly Arnold — director of the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division — discusses her work to unlock the mystery of heavy elements, the joys of team science, and the “exciting” approach taken to increase diversity at the Lab. Full Article>>

Microaggressions: 1,000 Cuts Add Up

The expression “death by a thousand cuts” is used in the psychological literature to describe the many small, emotional blows we take in a lifetime. But for some colleagues at the Lab, these repeated cuts can add up to deeper wounds that are more difficult to heal. These little cuts are known as microaggressions, the […]

2018 Women @ the Lab Speaker Series – October 8, 2019

WSEC is excited to launch a new speaker series featuring 2018 Women @ The Lab honorees, on Tuesday, October 8, 12:30-1:30pm  in Perseverance Hall (54-130) and via Zoom. (  Learn about the fantastic science being done by the women scientists at LBNL. Our first featured speaker is one of our own WSEC members: Qing Ji, […]

UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development 2020

The 2020 UC Women’s Initiative call for nominations is open and nominations are due here by October 1st, 2019! UC WI is a unique, experiential professional development program offered to mid-career women, faculty, academic personnel and staff who demonstrate the potential to advance their careers at UC. Purpose To help women advance in their UC […]