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Women in science Archive

Director’s Awards Laureate Lynn Price

Lynn Price is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Director’s Awards on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. She is recognized for an innovative industrial energy efficiency policy in China and her analysis and leadership that contributed to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Building on international comparative analysis of energy efficiency technology and […]

Brooke Russell: A Black Physicist’s Journey

This past May, Brooke Russell became the first Black woman to earn her doctorate in physics at Yale University. Now at Berkeley Lab, she studies the nuclear structure of exotic isotopes. Russell shares her journey in a recent article for Physics Today. “This past May I earned my doctorate in physics, becoming the first Black […]

Doudna Shares Prize for Discovery of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology. She shares the Nobel Prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier.  In 2008 Doudna’s nascent research on CRISPR was funded by a Berkeley Lab LDRD award. Together, […]

Three Questions for Danila Ushizima

Daniela Ushizima of the Computational Research Division credits her Brazilian heritage for her resilience, a valuable trait for those in the field of experimental sciences, she says. Daniela Ushizima started at the Lab as a postdoc 13 years ago and is now a staff scientist working with machine learning and computer vision for scientific image […]

Pre-Release Viewing for New Documentary: Picture a Scientist – Sept. 23, 2020

The Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents a Special Pre-Release Viewing and Talk-Back for the New Documentary: Picture a Scientist Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 4PM EDT/1PM PDT REGISTER Once you RSVP, you’ll receive instructions on how to access the film viewing link, which will be active for several days. Please register by September 22 at […]

Visible Spectrum: Diana Swantek, Technical Illustrator

Visible Spectrum is a new series to spotlight talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. In this inaugural feature, learn how Diana Swantek brings cutting-edge science to life in a visually engaging way in her role as a technical illustrator for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Diana Swantek has been with Berkeley Lab for over […]

19th’s 100th: Inspire Next Generation of Women

Volunteer to mentor and inspire the next generation of women. Berkeley Lab will host several high school students from various programs in the East Bay Area this summer. Internships will focus on project-based learning and mentors will work with the K-12 team to provide projects.  Learn more here.  

Mary Maxon Named to Carnegie Board of Trustees

The Carnegie Institution for Science Board of Trustees recently elected three new board members, including Associate Lab Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon. Maxon is also the Executive Sponsor of the Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group. The institution, founded in 1902, supports scientific discovery in biology, ecology, and earth and planetary sciences.

DOE Women’s History Month: Inventions & Project Demonstrations – March 19, 2020

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 8 am – 9 am Pacific Time Live Streaming:

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 […]