EESA has developed an interactive storymap to describe how their researchers are developing methods to analyze how wildfires impact water quality, and producing robust computer models that can reliably predict wildfires and their effects on the landscape across multiple time and space scales, from hillslopes to entire forests, and from hours to centuries. The work […]
Archives for June 2021
A research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley has developed a nanoparticle composite that grows into 3D crystals. Ting Xu and Peter Ercius, two WD&E mentors, are featured.
Internships can be a gateway to a long and fruit career. In this STEM Career Talk, hear from WD&E’s Colette Flood and GEM mentor Michael Folsom how to make connections. Stream via K12’s ZOOM on July 2 at 10 AM.
Applications for Workforce Development & Education fall 2021 internship programs are available for review. Mentors can select potential candidates for their labs. Programs start on August 23 and run for 15 weeks. (Fully virtual, non-onsite work). Interested? Read more in our Applicant Review Guide.
Three Berkeley Lab projects were awarded more than $2 million from the DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) to further collaborative research and development with industry partners on radioactivity detecting technology, next generation electrodes for electrolysis of water, and high performance sustainable aviation fuel. One of these teams is headed by Eric Sundstrom, a SULI mentor.
This article profiles the Advanced Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory, a new capstone course in the program taught by WD&E mentor Jay Keasling. The course prepares students for careers in the biopharmaceutical, industrial biotech, or food tech industries by giving them much-needed hands-on experience with bioprocessing equipment. WD&E mentor Deepti Tanjore, director of ABPDU, is also interviewed.
3Q4 talks to Berkeley Lab’s CUCSA current delegates, Asmita Patel (ATAP) and Doug Burkhardt (Facilities). Burkhardt is a former CCI mentor.
Barbara Jacak, a faculty senior scientist and former director of the Nuclear Science Division, was recently named a member of the prestigious American Philosophical Society.
After several years of research led by Berkeley Lab, scientists have made significant progress in developing battery cathodes that can be made of inexpensive and abundant metals. Ravi Prasher, Berkeley Lab’s Associate Lab Director for Energy Technologies and SULI mentor, is interviewed in this feature story.
SULI mentors Kristin Persson and Haruko Wainwright are just a few of the featured speakers for the upcoming Berkeley Lab 90th Anniversary Speaker Series: Leveraging Machine Learning for Science. Join this session, through ZOOM, on June 25th at 12:00 PM.
Alex Kim, a Lab physicist and SULI mentor, shares his previous experience as a Lab Ambassador and the value he has received from this program in expanding his knowledge, skills, and even recruiting talent to the Lab.
On June 20, 2021 (1 – 6 PM EST), selected university graduate programs will virtually connect with some of the nation’s most talented students who are participating in national laboratory research through DOE’s Community College Internships and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships. This event is administered by ORISE, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), Office […]
Berkeley Lab’s Aliyah Kovner talks with Brett Helms and Corinne Scown, about the inspiration for a type of plastics called poly(diketoenamine) ( or PDK), shortfalls in our current recycling systems, and how this ambitious project is enabled by a diverse combination of scientific expertise. Helms has served as a mentor for many WD&E programs including […]
Charuleka Varadharajan, a research scientist in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA), talks about her research with The Next 90.
Associate Lab Director, and SULI mentor, Susan Hubbard discusses the EESA’s mission and priorities in a new profile featured on the Next 90.
SULI mentor Jenny Mortimer will describe some of JBEI’s work to engineer the plant cell to improve biomass composition for the production of biofuels and bioproducts, including their efforts to develop an improved model of the plant cell wall using multi-dimensional solid state NMR.
Data science has become the new category in research science. Our speakers will share how they use data science in their fields and what you need to know as a young researcher. Tune in via K12’s ZOOM on 7/16 at 10 AM.
Discover how the art of DJing in Hip Hop culture and STEM intertwine in collaboration with MacArthur Fellow physicist, Dr. Carl Haber, Bay Area artist Jahi, and Berkeley Lab’s own DJ Miles Green. The Live Science Series is hosted by the K-12 STEM Education and Outreach team at Berkeley Lab. Each episode in the series […]
During the weeks of June 14th-25th 2021, students accepted in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program and other fusion/plasma undergraduate intenship programs throughout the US, will participate in an intensive course on plasma physics and fusion energy sciences, taught by world renowned scientists from various national and international institutions.
Researchers led by SULI mentor Musahid Ahmed have demonstrated the first real-time measurement, using lab-based methods, of unstable particles called free radicals reacting under cosmic conditions, prompting elementary carbon and hydrogen atoms to coalesce into primal benzene rings.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has passed the halfway mark in the multi-year process of fabricating crucial superconducting cables as part of a project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. This upgrade, now in progress, will greatly increase the facility’s collision rate and its scientific […]
In his ongoing webinar series, Gregory Scharfstein interviews HR Division Partner LaTonja Wright talks about her pathway to a career at Berkeley Lab.
Former SULI intern Mael Flament has been selected as a 2021 Activate Fellow. Flament is the co-founder of Qunnect. He is working to enable quantum internet.
The National Laboratory Summer Seminar Series 2021 event is just around the corner! This is the first of the season for this summer series. This event will feature Dr. Karen Skubal and will highlight Department of Energy Office of Science research. The Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research for energy […]
A team of researchers, led by SULI mentor Rebecca Abergel, has compiled the most complete library yet of lanthanides and their potential toxicity – by exposing baker’s yeast, aka Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to lanthanide metals. Their findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Supervisor Spotlight talks to Kei Nakamura, one of two Associate Deputy Directors (ADD) for Experiments for the BELLA Center and a SULI mentor.
How SULI internships have supported the DESI Legacy Imaging Survey SULI intern Christopher Storfer examines DESI data with one of his mentors, Xiaosheng Huang. (Photo taken by Thor Swift in 2019) The Workforce Development & Education Department administers eleven internship programs at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). One of the […]
Ben Nachman, a staff scientist in the Physics Division and SULI mentor, has been awarded the Young Experimental Particle Physicist Prize of High Energy and Particle Physics from the European Physical Society. We are Berkeley Lab asked him 3 questions.