The Joint Genome Institute’s new webpage highlights their internship programs, including the work of SCGSR interns.
Archives for November 2021
JGI VFP event recording available on YouTube
On November 3, 2021, WD&E and the DOE Joint Genome Institute hosted a pitch event to introduce faculty to the possibility of conducting a collaborative research project with Berkeley Lab researchers. To watch, follow this link.
WD&E mentors research lithium
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have recently published a comprehensive review, published in the journal Energies, of past and current technologies published for extracting minerals from geothermal brine. WD&E mentors Will Stringfellow and Patrick Dobson were the lead authors.
K-12 Internship Info Session
Join the K-12 Team for an info session on Thursday, December 9th (11am – 12pm) in preparation for Summer 2022 high school internships. They will first go over the program overview before spending some time working with mentors on developing project ideas using the project planner. The Experiences in Research program is a 6-week internship for […]
COVID-Related Research Spotlight Event
Join Lab leadership and a robust panel discussion to learn how Lab scientists have contributed to COVID research to address the pandemic. Speakers include SULI mentors Dani Ushizima and Rebecca Abergel.
SULI mentors study energy storage
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are making a concerted push to take thermal energy storage to the next level. To overcome some of the limitations of traditional water-based thermal energy storage, Berkeley Lab scientists are looking at developing next-generation materials and systems to be used as a heating or cooling medium. Several […]
WD&E Announces New Position
Julio Jaramillo has recently been hired as a Special Projects Analyst, a new position at Workforce Development & Education. In this new role, he supports finance, operations, and data analysis. Jaramillo’s work will further Berkeley Lab’s initiative to develop a diverse and talented workforce.
SULI mentor featured on Marketplace
SULI mentor Kristin Persson was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace. She talked about her research into energy storage.
Workforce Development & Education Fall 2021 Poster Session
Watch interns present their research on Wednesday, December 1 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Hosted by Workforce Development & Education, the virtual Poster Session highlights the work of ten interns (undergraduates and post-baccalaureates) at Berkeley Lab. To attend, please register at https://bit.ly/3Hb1OQy and activate a Fourwaves account. (Pre COVID-19 Image pictured)
2021 Director’s Awards for Lifetime Achievement
The 2021 Director’s Achievement Awards ceremony will be held virtually through streaming.lbl.gov on Thursday, November 18, at 12:00 PM PDT. Several WD&E mentors will be honored for their contributions to Berkeley Lab.
K-12 After School Science Hour on Nov. 17
For November’s After School Science Hour, Karla Arredondo and Ladan Khandel from Berkeley Lab’s EHS Division will share how they help scientists carry out their research safely. Join K-12 via Zoom on Nov. 17 at 3:00 PM.
Offer Period Open for WD&E’s Spring Internship Programs
Applications for Workforce Development & Education’s Spring 2022 internship programs are available for review. Mentors can select potential candidates for their labs. Spring internships will begin on January 10 and run for 16 weeks (Fully virtual, non-onsite work). Interested? Read more in the Applicant Review Guide.
Q&A with SULI mentor
Sébastien Biraud is a Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor leading an effort to identify and mitigate some of the largest emitters of methane in California’s Southern San Joaquin Valley. This short Q&A looks at how he and his team have studied methane.
SULI mentor investigates magnetism
In a series of recent papers, scientists from Berkeley Lab, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and UC San Diego describe experiments that suggest skyrmions can form a glass-like phase where their movements are so slow that they look like they’re stuck, like cars in a traffic jam. SULI mentor and ALS staff scientist Sujoy Roy is […]
DESI team recognized with award
DOE has recognized the extraordinary efforts of the Berkeley Lab/DESI project team with its prestigious 2020 Project Management Excellence Award. Several members of the DESI team have served as WD&E mentors and interns.
BLUR mentor publishes VIP research
Physicists from Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley recently published in the journal Nature an image of electron ice sandwiched between two semiconductor layers. The study’s lead author was Feng Wang, a research scientist and former BLUR mentor.