Lab Education Director Colette Flood has been selected as one of Berkeley Lab’s Women @ The Lab 2020. 15 honorees are selected by the Women Scientists & Engineers Council for their meritorious professional contributions, leadership, mentorship, and outreach. This year, W@TL received 98 nominations for 68 nominees, a significantly greater number than in previous years. […]
Archives for March 2021
Application Period Open for WD&E’s Fall Internship Programs Applications for Workforce Development & Education’s fall internships are now open. These 15 week internships include programs such as SULI, CCI, and BLUR. Fall 2021 internships will begin August 23 and will conclude on December 3. The application deadline is May 27, 2021. Click for more information […]
Many congratulations to Cameron Geddes, a SULI mentor, who has just been selected to serve as Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division Director.
How do crystals form? According to Peter Ercius, a scientist at the Molecular Foundry and his team, gold atoms appear to act like Lego blocks. Their work was recently published in Science.
What if the creation of renewable fuels was no longer dependent on plants? What if microbes could be harnessed to make fuels and other products? Julie Chao talks about the ABPDU’s work, lead by SULI mentor Eric Sundstrom, to create a new type of fuel.
What are actinides? Theresa Duque explains the importance of these highly rare, radioactive elements. Rebecca Abergel, a SULI mentor, has led the investigation into these elements at LBNL’s Heavy Element Chemistry program. Her work was recently discussed in Nature Communications.
How do we share science solutions with the world? Hear how entrepreneurial researchers start businesses and bring inventions to the market. A panel of researchers will consider these issues. Hosted by LBNL Next, this talk will be on March 25.
Aliyah Kovner interviews Paul Adams, Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division and a SULI mentor. He spoke about the origins of the software Phenix and how structural biologists leapt into action to combat the pandemic
Researchers in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) and Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) Divisions at Berkeley Lab employed a large-scale functional genomics approach to systematically characterize Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, a beneficial bacterium prevalent in the human gut. Additional Biosciences Area contributors to this work include project scientist and SULI mentor Valentine Trotter in EGSB.
Glenn Robert’s article focused on Haruko Wainwright’s work developing modeling and mapping tools that have helped the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s restoration planning efforts for the affected region around the Fukushima nuclear power plant complex.
This year, Berkeley Lab is celebrating Bring a Kid to Work Day at home. The K-12 team is hosting a Family Science Fest on Saturday, May 22 to celebrate the past and imagine the future with Berkeley Lab families. All of their planned events will be virtual, and any necessary materials for activities can be […]
In the latest episode of Berkeley Lab’s new podcast series A Day In The Half Life, BIDS Faculty Director Saul Perlmutter, a professor in UC Berkeley’s department of Physics, SULI mentor, and a 2011 Nobel Laureate — and the co-discoverer of dark energy — talks with LBNL Science Writer Aliyah Kovner and Claire Poppet.
Diatoms, a group of tiny algae, are also known as “living opals” because of the strange, beautiful properties of their silica shells. But what genes are responsible for such mesmerizing exteriors? Setsuko Wakao and Kris Niyogi, biologists at both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, aim to find out. Niyogi is a SULI mentor.
The Coalition of Education and Outreach is pleased to offer a forum to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 upon the experience of students in the sciences on March 17, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Five students from different STEM disciplines will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their learning, research, and academic support/advising. Moderated by a […]
What does the future of food look like? How can we improve nutritional value, drought resistance, or accessibility? A panel of researchers will consider these issues. This talk will be on March 11. Hosted by LBNL Next, it will feature Vayu Maini Rekdal, a JBEI/UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Researcher.
On March 12, the California Council on Science and Technology will host a paneled discussion on the latest carbon capture technologies. Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Preston Jordan, a SULI mentor, will be featured.
Glenn Roberts highlights how COSMIC, an incredible instrument for cutting edge x-ray microscopy at ALS, has already yielded scientific dividends. Peter Denes, one of our SULI mentors, is mentioned.
Daniela Ushizima, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among 25 female scientists honored by 3M Latin America for innovative research. Ushizima was one of six winners representing Brazil. She served as a SULI mentor in 2013 and 2019.