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Women in STEM Archive

Pride Month: A Conversation with Julia Serano – June 24, 2020

Join the Lambda Alliance for a Pride Month conversation with Julia Serano. Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (add to calendar) Time: 12 noon – 1 pm Zoom: Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, biologist, and activist. She is best known for her 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and […]

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 […]

Faces of STEM: Vi Rapp

DOE’s STEM Rising program seeks to inspire, educate, and spark an interest in STEM careers. To help educate students during the shelter-in-place, national lab researchers were asked to share their love of science. Here, the Lab’s Vi Rapp discusses how she solves problems to improve human health.

The STEM Future is Female – SXSW EDU Virtual Session – May 19, 2020

If the SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas, in early March had not been cancelled due to COVID-19 public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and the U.S. State Department would have been joining forces in an expo booth and a panel. But we didn’t want the change of plans to keep us […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lab Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and to kick off the celebration, Elements will run weekly posts honoring some of the Lab’s pioneering women scientists. We start with Chien-Shiung Wu, whose research helped other men win Nobel prizes, but was never recognized by the Nobel committee for her work. Read More>>

The World Needs Science…and Science Needs Women

Today is the United Nation’s International Women & Girls in Science Day. In recognition of this event, we asked some women for their take on this important issue and highlight Lab programs that encourage and support women and girls to pursue science education and careers.  Read more>>