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Women in science Archive

Women@Energy: Akanksha Menon

In a new Q&A on Energy.gov, Akanksha Menon, a thermal scientist in the Energy Technologies Area, talks about what inspired her STEM career path, what excites her most about working at Berkeley Lab, and tips for someone looking to enter her field. Dr. Akanksha Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow and thermal scientist in the […]

Picture a Scientist Documentary Film Screening – March 21 – 23, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Berkeley Lab invites you to a virtual screening of the documentary Picture a Scientist in advance of the panel discussion with Jennifer Doudna on March 24 at 12 noon. Dates: Sunday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 23, 2021 PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing […]

NASEM: We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen – March 17, 2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Women in Science and Engineering and the Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents: We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 1-2 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED Women have made groundbreaking contributions to science […]

Women’s History Month: A different way of being and knowing: Nurturing the next generation of Black Indigenous Women of Color Scientists – March 31, 2021

The Women’s Scientist and Engineers Council and Latin American and Native American Employee Resource Group are proud to co-host a talk by Dr. Mayra Padilla: A different way of being and knowing: Nurturing the next generation of Black Indigenous Women of Color Scientists. Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm Watch the […]

Women’s History Month Learning Resources – 2021

The  Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC) has pulled together a great list of articles, videos, websites and more about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Take a look and learn something new! Women in Science and Engineering: History of Women at the Energy Department – Article on the history of women and their […]

Lab Joins National Academies’ Partner Network

Berkeley Lab is proud to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s new Partner Network to work toward targeted, collective action on addressing and preventing sexual harassment across all disciplines. The Lab will join 12 other organizations in the inaugural cohort of organizations in the Partner Network to participate actively in the Action […]

Picture a Scientist Panel with Dr. Doudna – March 24, 2021

The producers of Picture a Scientist will host a  live virtual event in partnership with ProQuest and Scientific American, featuring Dr. Raychelle Burks, and Dr. Jane Willenbring, and Nobel prize-winning chemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna.This event is free and open to all! Date: March 24, 2021 Time: 12 noon PT Registration Required (After registering, you will […]

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – February 11, 2021

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. “Today, just 30 per cent […]

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 […]

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 […]