Join on lab recruiters and scientists on November 9 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM EST to learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) programs. These stipend-based 10-week programs provide technical training and research opportunities at the national laboratories and facilities. Register now to engage […]
Archives for October 2021
SCCSR awardees announced
Learn more about the six SCGSR awardees who will conduct research at the ALS this year!
Profile of SULI mentor
Wanli Yang was recently honored as an American Physical Society fellow and is a member of an R&D 100 award-winning team for the second time.
WD&E mentor mentioned
WD&E mentor Talita Perciano was mentioned in CSR’s latest article about their Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program.
WD&E mentors wins award
The Energy Storage & Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division has won an R&D100 award for research on a new cathode material. The ESDR team includes SULI mentors Wei Tong and Wanli Yang.
WD&E mentors study a no-snow future
A new study led by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzes the likely timing of a low-to-no-snow future, what it will mean for water management, and opportunities for investments now that could stave off catastrophic consequences. The research, co-led by authors and WD&E mentors Erica Siirila-Woodburn and Alan Rhoades of the Earth […]
Teaching Scholars Recognition Event
K-12 and Career Pathways will be recognizing teaching scholars who volunteered over this past year on Nov. 2 at 2:30 PM.
Applications Open for Summer 2022 Internships
The application period for Summer 2022 internship programs is now open (fully virtual experiences with no onsite work). These nine-week summer programs provide a stipend and housing supplement. Applicants should apply no later than January 12, 2022. Please click on the following link for more information. https://education.lbl.gov/internships/ COVID-19 Information Based on University of California Policy […]
Photo essay focuses on SULI mentor
In 2017 Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Erica Siirila-Woodburn, a hydrologist by training, decided it would be an excellent place to study how climate extremes affect mountain water cycles. Working with colleagues, she built an advanced hydrologic model to investigate how events such as drought and wildfire would affect things like groundwater levels and […]
SULI mentor engineers new microbe
A collaboration between scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley has engineered the microbe E. coli to produce a molecule that, until now, could only be synthesized in a laboratory. SULI mentor, Co-author Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Berkeley Lab senior scientist in the Biosciences Area and vice president of the Biofuels and Bioproducts Division at the Joint […]
Basics2Breakthrough profiles WD&E mentor
Research Scientist and WD&E mentor at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Thomas Eng is using the gene editing tool CRISPR to create a more sustainable plastic.
Mentor interviewed for 3Q4
3Q4 interviewed Scott Young. Young is a SULI mentor and a Program Manager 3 in the Energy Technology Area, working on energy efficiency standards for household appliances and commercial equipment.
SULI mentor receives APS award
Benjamin Nachman, as SULI mentor and Staff Scientist in the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoy, has received the 2022 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics Recipient.
Former intern to speak at WSEC
2020 Women@The Lab honoree Ashley White will speak about her roles in the Energy Sciences Area as well as the tortuous path that took her from bench scientist to Washington, DC policy advisor to sustainability champion. White is a former WD&E intern.
SCGSR Program selects 65 outstanding U.S. graduate students
The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 65 graduate students representing 29 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle. Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE national laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate students to enter jobs of critical importance to […]
Mentors named as APS Fellows
Researchers and SULI mentors Soren Prestemon and Wanli Yang have been named as 2021 American Physical Society Fellows. The honor recognizes exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. Read more on their citations in the APS Fellows archives.
SULI intern’s work uncovers new understanding into cancer research
A team of undergrads led by senior scientist Ann Almgren for the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering got a little closer to understanding how groups of cells may respond to different kinds of forces. Almgren’s team, including recent UC Berkeley graduate and SULI intern Victor Zendejas Lopez modeled the mechanical forces governing the shape […]
3Q4 talks with Robin López
3Q4 talks with Robin López. He has worked as a research associate studying climate change in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area. He is also a SULI alum, a Ph.D. candidate and a researcher in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.
BLUR mentor spotlighted
We are Berkeley chatted with Xiaoqin Wu. She is a BLUR mentor and an environmental project scientist at the Department of Ecology within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area.
Q&A with SULI mentors
Berkeley Lab plays a leading role in the research and development of clean hydrogen, on both the fundamental science and applied technologies sides. In this interview, two SULI mentors and hydrogen experts, Adam Weber and Ahmet Kusoglu talk about how hydrogen can help achieve net-zero emissions
Midday Science Cafe with SULI mentor
In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, Dr. Erica Siirila-Woodburn, a Research Scientist at Berkeley Lab and SULI mentor, will talk about one of the most pressing questions in climate change: How does climate change alter landscapes and what are the downstream effects of these changes?
SULI mentor’s groundbreaking research featured
A technology developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows great promise for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms arise. This feature on spectral phenotyping focuses on Cynthia McMurray, who is a SULI mentor and senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area.
DOE Virtual Principal Investigators’ Meeting
This biennial meeting will bring together several thousand participants from the current Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), Energy Innovation Hubs, Computational Materials and Chemical Sciences (CMS/CCS) Projects, Department of Energy, and the public. The first day of the meeting will be on October 18 from 11 AM to 4:30PM, Eastern. It will be a free, public plenary session […]
SULI mentor leads in-network caching study
Researchers from the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Computational Research Division are part of a team that has successfully tested a model for a data-sharing network that could dramatically improve the time it takes to access experimental scientific data. Alex Sim, SULI mentor and senior computing engineer in Berkeley […]
Seeking volunteers for a planning committee
The Berkeley Lab K-12 STEM Education & Outreach Team is planning to host a bilingual (Spanish-English) STEM program for local high school English Learners (ELs) students. They are seeking Berkeley Lab scientists and staff who would like to be part of the planning committee for this new program taking place in spring 2022.
K-12 Director talks about careers
On Oct. 7, at 10 AM, Dr. Faith Dukes will virtually present on careers in science education and outreach to the Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development office. Click this link to sign up for this workshop.
SULI mentor featured on QSA site
QSA scientists study sophisticated two-dimensional (2D) materials that could potentially increase the coherence time of qubits in superconducting circuits. Monica Hernandez examines how their research leverages broad expertise at different QSA partner institutions and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facilities. SULI mentor Sinead Griffin is featured.
A Day in the Half-Life speaks to WD&E mentor
In the latest episode of “A Day in the Half-Life,” Aliyah Kovner speaks to Mike Gerhardt, 2020 WD&E Outstanding mentor, about the history of piggy-banking power to spend it later. He explains how this field is evolving to help us prevent extreme weather-related blackouts, adopt more renewable energy, and build bigger, better, more environmentally responsible […]
Berkeley Lab’s finalists head to area SLAM
Did you enjoy Berkeley Lab’s 2021 SLAM? Watch the winners compete on October 28 at the Bay Area Research SLAM. The Bay Area Research SLAM is a collaboration between the Bay Area’s National Labs ( Berkeley Lab, Livermore Lab, Sandia Lab, and SLAC Lab).