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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 […]

The Bearded Lady Project – Challenging the Face of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting an afternoon of art and discussion about the Bearded Lady Project, which aims to challenge tenacious gender biases in the sciences. Click to learn more about the project and register for the August 22 event.

Developing Your Pitch – August 20, 2019

Developing Your Pitch In June, the WSEC started a three-part workshop: Developing Your Pitch. The third workshop in the series will take place on August 20, 12 – 1 pm in Building 54, Room -130B – Pers Hall addition. This series is highly recommended for all LBNL researchers – including 2019 Research SLAM participants! Though […]

Database Helps Raise Visibility of Women Scientists

The 500 Women Scientists organization has created a database of more than 7,500 self-identified women who want to share their scientific expertise. Add your name and you may be contacted for conferences, peer review panels, or news stories. Share your knowledge while promoting women in STEM. More>>  

Frazier Benya – Sexual Harassment in the Sciences – August 26, 2019

Dr. Frazier Benya, Senior Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, spoke about her study on “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine” on Monday, August 26, at 2:15 p.m. Abstract: The 2018 National Academy of Science report on Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, […]

DOE Q&A Features Lab’s Laleh Coté

As part of DOE’s “[email protected]” series, Laleh Coté, Berkeley Lab’s internship coordinator in Workforce Development & Education, discusses what inspired her to work in STEM, ways to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue a STEM education, and tips for those who want to work in STEM. More>>

WSEC Coffee & Conversation – August 8, 2019

By popular demand, the Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) will offer periodic gatherings for informal conversation – via coffee meetings and happy hours. Here’s our first one, at the auspicious date and time of 8-8 anytime after 8:08am. It will be a fun and lively way to start the day! Date: Thursday, August 8, […]

Three Questions For Deepti Tanjore on Diversity

Deepti Tanjore is the interim head of the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit and a researcher in Biological Systems & Engineering. Her team is working to produce bioproducts and animal protein alternatives. We asked Tanjore for her thoughts on diversity at the Lab. More>>

APS News Highlights Chemical Scientist’s Work on Ethics

Frances Houle’s involvement in the APS Ethics Committee was recently featured in APS News. The new committee will be responsible for evaluating issues of ethics in the practice of physics that go beyond falsification and plagiarism to include issues of diversity, such as bias and harassment. More>>

Meet the Lab’s Current Rosenfeld Fellows

Arkadeep Kumar, left, and Akanksha Menon are working at the forefront of water-energy technologies as 2018 Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellows. The prestigious fellowship is awarded to outstanding recent Ph.D. recipients. More>>