The DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT)’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) provides R&D funding in the applied energy programs (including electricity, energy efficiency, renewable energy, fossil energy, cybersecurity, and nuclear energy) to energy technologies with the potential for high impact. Two mentors for WD&E programs, Nem Danilovic and Maxim Marchevsky, discuss their recent awards.
Archives for August 2021
SCGSR intern studies mud and mangroves
Ian Rambo, a graduate student, discusses the work on mangroves and ‘mud islands’ that he conducted at JGI through the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, which awards graduate students the opportunity to pursue part of their thesis research at one of the DOE national laboratories or national user facilities.
SULI mentor featured in ABPDU feature
Writer Emily Scott reviews the history of the ABPDU and where it’s headed next. Deepti Tanjore, director of ABPDU and SULI mentor, is interviewed.
Interview with SULI mentor
ATAP Division Director and SULI mentor Cameron Geddes talks with The Next 90 about the history of the Lab’s accelerators and their plans for the future.
GCR launches new volunteer portal
Berkeley Lab’s Government and Community Relations Office is launching a new portal that offers Lab employees an easy way to learn about, choose, and sign up for volunteer opportunities in the community and with Lab-sponsored K-12 programs.
SULI mentor sets SAIL
A team of U.S. Department of Energy scientists led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) aims to collect a vast array of measurements that will allow scientists to better understand the future of water in the West. The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) will be led by Daniel Feldman, the lead SAIL investigator, […]
SULI mentor to speak at symposium
Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director at Earth & Environmental Sciences and SULI mentor, will be speaking at the 2021 UC Wildlife Symposium Series on September 22.
Investigating a future in STEM: Recapping WD&E’s 2021 Summer Poster Session
(Top and bottom image) Interns, guests, and WD&E staff gathered virtually for the Summer 2021 Intern Poster Session. Have you ever thought about how algae protects itself against the sun’s harsh rays? Or how computer modeling might help us unlock the secrets of cancer cells? Over the summer, 65 interns worked closely with Berkeley Lab […]
MLEF interns dig into geoscientific research
(from left to right) MLEF interns Stephanie Huang, Brendan Hughes, and Jessee Steele. This summer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Workforce Development & Education hosted three recipients of the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF). These interns were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and pursued a 10-week summer internship program in […]
SULI mentor talks about energy systems
In this Science Snapshot, Ravi Prasher, a SULI mentor and scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area, talks about a $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a cost-effective thermoelectric waste-heat recovery system to reduce electricity-related carbon emission. His team’s findings were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
SULI mentor contributes to latest IPCC report
Four climate scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were key contributors to the latest IPCC report, which focused on the physical science basis of climate change. Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Charles Koven was a lead author for the report’s chapter on global carbon cycles.
SULI mentor featured on KQED
Lara Kueppers, a SULI mentor and climate scientist at Berkeley Lab, spoke with KQED’s Brian Watt last week about a new IPCC study.
Communicating the future: the 2021 SciPep Conference
Over July 27 – 28, science journalists, public information officers, PIOs, and scientists ‘gathered’ online at the #SciPep conference to discuss strategies for communicating basic research to the public. WD&E’s Communications Coordinator Ingrid Ockert reflects on what she learned during the conference. SciPEP (Science Public Engagement Partnership) was organized by the Department of Energy’s Office […]
GEM mentor publishes climate change study
A new Berkeley Lab study published in Weather and Climate Extremes finds that global warming will deliver bigger and wetter atmospheric river storms to the Pacific Coast, with a subtle but important uptick in the fraction that are deemed hazardous to water resource management. The lead author of the study is GEM mentor Alan Rhoades. […]
WD&E Staff Member’s article published
WD&E’s STEM Education Specialist Laleh Coté has published her thoughtful reflections on conducting research from home during COVID-19 in the journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. To read this piece, please follow this link!
2019 and 2020 Outstanding Mentors Award
2019 and 2020 awardees (from left to right) Dr. Edward Baidoo, Dr. Michael Gerhardt, Tracy Mattox, Dr. Talita Perciano, Dr. Arun Persaud, and Dr. Haruko Wainwright We are very lucky to have researchers who volunteer their time and take our interns under their wing. In 2019, 162 interns worked closely with researchers at Berkeley Lab. […]
Sharing GEMS of wisdom
A conversation between GEM fellows past and present In June, WD&E spoke with current GEM fellow Liban Hussein (left) and Staff Scientist (GEM alum) Dr. Micah Folsom (right) about their experiences with the National GEM Consortium. Berkeley Lab became an employer member of the Consortium in 2017; since then, 10 fellows have been placed throughout […]
SULI mentor publishes groundbreaking database
Daniela Ushizima — a SULI mentor and a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — and the Center for Recognition and Inspection of Cells (CRIC) have taken a major step toward applying machine learning techniques to women’s health: their newly published database of images of cervical-vaginal cytology, the CRIC […]
SULI mentor featured in Discovery
SULI mentor and EGSB Division Director Susannah Tringe’s work has been featured in Discovery Magazine.