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. Many mentors go above and beyond. In addition to teaching standard scientific practices — such as coding, compiling data, and preparing samples — they also help interns develop professional skills. The success of our programs depends on these generous STEM professionals.
In a normal year, we celebrate our mentors at an awards reception held at the Lab in September. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in lieu of our usual recognition ceremonies, we are virtually recognizing six of our upstanding mentors, who served in 2019 and 2020. We are grateful to all of the mentors who adjusted their projects in 2020, in order to work remotely with our interns during the pandemic.
Our 2019 and 2020 awardees include Dr. Edward Baidoo, Dr. Michael Gerhardt, Tracy Mattox, Dr. Talita Perciano, Dr. Arun Persaud, and Dr. Haruko Wainwright.
To learn more about our 2019 and 2020 mentors, check out our Outstanding Mentors Online Flyer
–Ingrid Ockert, Marketing Communications Coordinator