WD&E mentor Andrew Jones is featured in this Q&A about how scientists can help grid planners create a climate-resilient power system for the state of California.
WD&E STEM Education Specialist Laleh Coté stands with her poster at the Innovative Genomics Institute. On July 8, 2022, WD&E STEM Education Specialist Laleh Coté presented a selection of her dissertation research during the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI)’s poster session. Coté has 11 years of professional experience working in science education at Lawrence Berkeley National […]
Berkeley Lab spotlighted the work of Brett Helms and Kristin Persson, WD&E mentors and Molecular Foundry scientists, to explore the development of a new type of plastic.
Daniele Filippetto, a WD&E mentor and a staff scientist in the Advanced Light Source Accelerator Physics Division, has worked with his colleagues to develop a machine-learning platform that makes the algorithms that control particle beams and lasers smarter than ever before.
Biologist and WD&E mentor Benjamin Cole is featured in the latest Basics2Breakthrough video.
Bert de Jong, acting head of Berkeley Lab’s Computer Science Department and WD&E mentor, has been promoted to principal editor of Computer Physics Communications (CPC), an international journal and program library for computational physics and physical chemistry.
On June 24, Berkeley Lab’s K-12 Department hosted three speakers in the first session of their STEM Career Talks. Each themed session helps participants learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions. In the first session, K-12 STEM Education Program Director Faith Dukes talked with Laleh Coté, STEM Education Specialist, Workforce Development & Education, Berkeley […]
LBNL writer Ruby Barcklay talks to WD&E staff and interns about their experiences during the summer term.
Cameron Geddes, Director of the Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics (ATAP) Division and WD&E mentor, was recently profiled in We are Berkeley Lab.
Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, bioengineer at Berkeley Lab and WD&E mentor is just one of the speakers in Science at Cal’s Un vistazo al Laboratorio.
On June 23, SULI intern Julie Bobyock was featured alongside other Dept. of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE SC) interns during a session of the DOE SC’s annual Summer Speaker Series. The online webinar series, hosted by a team of education specialists from several DOE Labs, is especially targeted at interns. Past and forthcoming sessions […]
This summer, Berkeley Lab’s Workforce Development & Education program will spotlight our VFP interns’ work in a special lecture series. Over the course of four sessions, our VFP interns will share their first experiences working in a new field with each other and guests. They will discuss the ways that their new research intersects with […]
Berkeley Lab writer Ruby Barcklay profiled this summer’s cohorts of interns at Berkeley Lab.
Bhavna Arora is a research scientist and WD&E mentor in EESA’s Energy Geosciences Division who leads the Carbon Removal and Mineralization Program. She talked to EESA’s Lauren Core about her ongoing research on the use of MAR on agricultural lands and a recent publication she co-authored.
DOE Basic Energy Sciences – Early Career Network (BES ECN) is hosting a webinar about how to jump-start your career after school. Hear experts talk about journeys in industry, national lab, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Happening on Jul 12, 2022 01:00 PM.
K-12 has announced their 2022 STEM Career Talks series. These themed career talks allow anyone to learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions by hearing from experts in those fields. In each session, K-12 staffare joined by Berkeley Lab staff, Bay Area professionals, and other guest experts to talk about their careers and how […]
DOE Office of Science is hosting a 2022 Summer Virtual Graduate Student Recruitment Event and Fair. To be considered for participation, you need to complete a survey. The deadline to apply is June 29 at 5 p.m. ET.
Join the After School Science Hour team on June 15 at 3pm. You’ll learn about the exciting world of super-absorbent polymers (found in both concrete and diapers!)
Arun Persaud is a staff scientist in Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics. He was a 2019 WD&E Outstanding Mentor.
Three scientists at Berkeley Lab have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive funding through the Early Career Research Program (ECRP). In addition, three faculty scientists with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley will receive ECRP funding through their UC Berkeley affiliations. Matt Pyle, Benjamin Nachman, and Antoine […]
WD&E Outstanding Mentor Tracy Mattox, a scientific engineering associate at the Molecular Foundry, was recently profiled in 3Q4.
Sinéad Griffin is a Staff Scientist at the Molecular Foundry and a WD&E mentor. In this recent Irish Times article, Griffin talks about the importance of mentoring.
Janique C. Ernest has been hired to serve as Workforce Development & Education’s Internship Program Assistant. In her previous role as an executive business office assistant, she successfully coordinated a vast array of national conferences, training sessions, group events, and executive meetings. At WD&E, Janique supports Nakeiah Harrell, Internship Program Manager. She facilitates WD&E operations, […]
Colin Ophus, a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry and WD&E mentor, has won the 2022 Burton Award.
Ravi Prasher, associate laboratory director of the Energy Technologies Area and senior scientist in the Thermal Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), will receive the 2022 Heat Transfer Memorial Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Interns and WD&E staff gathered virtually for the Spring 2022 Intern Poster Session. On April 26, 2022, 16 interns from Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) programs gathered together over ZOOM. Over the course of 16 weeks, they collaborated with mentors from across Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on projects that ranged from creating computer […]
Deepika Awasthi, a LBNL research scientist and WD&E mentor, was profiled for her work on Berkeley Lab’s Carbon Negative Initiative
Ahmet Kusoglu, staff scientist in the Energy Conversion Group at the Berkeley Lab and WD&E mentor, is working to demystify the conversation surrounding hydrogen colors in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Electrochemical Society. The free one-hour presentation was held March 23 at 11 a.m. PST.
Alessandra Lanzara, a senior faculty scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and a BLUR mentor, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Gary Karpen, who is a SULI mentor and a senior scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area, is an author of a study describing the centromere sequence map generated by the Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium’s T2T-CHM13 project.
K-12 Director Faith Dukes will be speaking, via ZOOM to the LBNL Retirees Association (EX-Ls). She will talk about K-12’s exciting programs. The lecture will be on May 19. Attendees can join at 12:30; the talk will start at 1:00 PM.
Joseph W. Orenstein, a senior faculty scientist in the Materials Sciences Division and WD&E mentor, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 80 graduate students representing 27 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 2 cycle.
On April 26, 2022, administrators from the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) partnered with staff from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to run a webinar for the general public about LBNL’s many collaborative business opportunities and partnerships. The well-attended Awareness, Interest, and Access Technical Assistance Webinar brought together a wide variety of […]
April 28, 2022– It is with great sadness that Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) announces the passing of Zach Anderson, a former SULI intern who worked at Berkeley Lab during the Fall 2013 and Fall 2015 terms. He worked under the mentorship of Peter Ercius and Colin Ophus, who are both Staff Scientists at the […]
Former WD&E mentor Mike Gerhardt was featured in the latest episode of Berkeley Lab’s podcast, “A Day in the Half-Life.” He talks about the exciting potential of energy storage.
A recent study led by Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Nick Bouskill focuses on how Arctic biological systems respond to wildfire.
Celebrate Earth Day across all the national labs, including Berkeley Lab, with this special livestream.
On April 26th, at 10 AM, WD&E staff will present at a DOE webinar about opportunities at Berkeley Lab.
Jenny Brown, a supporter of the SOAR program, was profiled in ” We are Berkeley Lab.”
K-12 Director Faith Dukes was recently profiled on BioCom California’s webpage.
Eoin Brodie and Arun Persaud, two Berkeley Lab scientists and WD&E mentors, have teamed up to create a method for measuring carbon in soil without disturbing the ground around it.
Rengie Chan, a SULI mentor and an ETC research scientist, is leading a campaign to increase ventilation awareness at elementary schools.
Haruko Wainwright, a WD&E mentor and EESA scientist, is the lead author on a new paper about watershed function.
Patrick Dobson, a WD&E mentor and EESA scientist, was recently interviewed about his work on lithium extraction for CapRadio.
Dr. Bhavna Arora, a WD&E mentor and EESA scientist, was recently featured on Cal’s Midday Science Cafe. She focuses on agricultural managed aquifer recharge, a strategy where farmers intentionally flood croplands to refill underlying pools of water. To listen to a recording of her talk, follow this link.
In this recap of a recent journal article, Kathy Kincade explains the origins of hydrogen cells and how supercomputers can help researchers calculate their durability. WD&E mentor and fuel cell technologies lab program manager Adam Weber is featured.
Multiple WD&E mentors, including Jay Keasling and Edward Baidoo, are mentioned in this article about the origins of the Agile BioFoundry
(from left to right:) Ping Ge, Allison Truhlar, Jan Tyler, and Yolanda White The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) is the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences. Every year, in collaboration with DOE national laboratories, staff from the Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers […]
Argonne National Laboratory will host a discussion on Achieving Equitable Representation for Women of Color at Our National Labs on March 29 at 11 PT. The panel discussion includes Berkeley Lab’s Daniela Ushizima, Staff Scientist in the Computing Sciences Area and a WD&E mentor.
Researchers at the BELLA Center are researching a new form of radiation therapy. A new paper from the team shows that a new technique called FLASH radiotherapy leads to higher survival of normal cells compared with cancerous cells. Team members Kei Nakamura and Eleanor Blakely are WD&E mentors. WD&E mentor Cameron Geddes, director of ATAPD […]
Visible Spectrum is a series to spotlight talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. Xiaoye (Sherry) Li is a senior scientist, WD&E mentor, and the group leader of scalable solvers in the Applied Math and Computational Research Division.
The Berkeley Lab K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Programs Team, is seeking volunteers for Science en Acción (SeA) – a new three-day camp for English-learning and Spanish-English bilingual high school students.
Did you miss Brieanna Wright’s presentation for the African American Employee’s Resource Group? You can catch up with this recording.
A new review appearing in Nature Reviews Microbiology, co-authored by SULI mentor Eoin Brodie of EESA , outlines how it is now possible to leverage new conceptual understanding, emerging technologies and modeling capabilities to predict how the life and death of soil microbes may impact the planet’s soil carbon stocks.
Join WD&E mentor Sinead Griffin on Monday, March 7, 2022 for her lecture, “The Unbearable Lightness of Dark Matter.”
The DOE’sOffice of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is enabling three graduate students to spend time in ATAP’s BELLA Center this spring: experimentalists Lauren Cooper of the University of Michigan and Kyle Jensen of the University of Nebraska, as well as computational modeler Roland Hesse, also of Nebraska.
SULI mentor Carolyn Larabell is leading a new study into imaging infected cells using soft X-ray tomography, a microscopic imaging technique that can generate incredibly detailed, three-dimensional scans.
A collaboration between Berkeley Lab’s Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division (AMCRD) and Physics Division has yielded a new approach to error mitigation that could help make quantum computing’s theoretical potential a reality. SULI mentors Bert de Jong and Ben Nachman are quoted.
Susan Hubbard, the founding Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) and WD&E mentor, left Berkeley Lab to begin a new role as the Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on March 1.
On March 8 and 9, Berkeley Lab will host the National Energy Storage Summit, which will convene and connect national and regional thought leaders across industry, government, communities, and the research enterprise to catalyze solutions and partnerships around specific challenges to America’s energy storage future.
In the latest Basics2Breakthroughs episode, scientist and WD&E mentor Michael Whittaker develops tools and methods to view mineral resources in new ways, zooming in to the level of atoms to inspire ideas that will help transition towards sustainable extraction of critical elements like lithium.
Julie Chao writes about how Berkeley Lab is working to better understand California’s Salton Sea’s geothermal lithium resources. Pat Dobson, a WD&E mentor, leads the project.
A new fungal strain has been discovered in a spacecraft assembly facility and named after a long-time Berkeley Lab microbiologist and WD&E mentor, Tamas Torok.
On February 17, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Carol Burns, Deputy Lab Director, will share recent Lab highlights with the LBNL Retiree Association (EX-Ls), as well as her observations from her initial months at Berkeley Lab. She will discuss some of the Lab’s goals for 2022.
An international research team that includes Berkeley Lab scientists and WD&E mentors Alan Poon and Bjoern Lehnert, has established a new upper limit of 0.8 electron volts (eV) for the mass of the neutrino, a milestone that will bear on future discoveries in nuclear and particle physics, and cosmology. Poon and Lehnert are interviewed.
The Office of Science has designed an assortment of fun #ScienceValentines to send to your friends.
In a recent profile for We are Berkeley Lab, Yin Yin, a facilities structural engineer at Berkeley Lab, encouraged scientists to support WD&E’s programming.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students. Students will create a video for a hypothetical museum exhibit to teach the public the basics and applications of QIST. Winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The deadline for this competition is Thursday, March 31, 2022, and winners […]
On the latest episode of Another Day in the Half-Life, Berkeley Lab’s Aliyah Kovner talks with guests Sinéad Griffin, a SULI mentor, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh about advances in microelectronics.
On Wednesday, February 23 at noon, WD&E’s Brieanna Wright will deliver a lecture for the African American Employees Resource Group. She will speak about her own journey to Berkeley Lab.
A research team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has demonstrated tiny concentric nanocircles that self-assemble into an optical material with precision and efficiency. Ting Xu, a VFP mentor, was the senior author on the study that was published in the journals ACS Nano and Advanced Materials.
Join Cal’s Midday Science Cafe on February 17 at 12:00 as they take a look at Earth’s most valuable resource, water, stored beneath the Earth’s surface. Dr. Bhavna Arora, a SULI mentor, who focuses on agricultural managed aquifer recharge, will be featured.
K-12 Director Faith Dukes was recently profiled in the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
A team of Foundry staff and users synthesized a two-dimensional material that can be used in supercapacitors. This collaborative work, led by Organic facility staff scientist Jian Zhang, is highlighted in their paper recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
Jay Keasling, a WD&E mentor and senior faculty scientist in Biological Systems and Engineering, professor at UC Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), is the recipient of the Science History Institute’s 2022 Othmer Gold Medal.
The Early Career ERG (ECERG) hosted a virtual talk with Carol Burns, Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Lab Director for Research and Chief Research Officer, on January 18, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Pacific. She spoke extensively about mentoring at Berkeley Lab. Watch the webinar here.
On January 25, 1PM to 3 PM ET, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science will host a Laboratories of the Future workshop that explores the role of mentorship across the national laboratories. How can mentorship at the laboratories serve as a mechanism for creating successful environments and inclusive cultures across all career levels and […]
Recordings are now available from an extensive three-day BEST Center workshop that brought together faculty, students, industry partners, and technical professionals to improve the knowledge and practice of high-performance building operations. WD&E Director Colette Flood and staff spoke about WD&E programs.
Nicholas Sauter, a computer senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, is co-leading a team to study the structures of the many materials that don’t form tidy single crystals. Their new technique, called small-molecule serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography, or smSFX, supercharges traditional crystallography with the addition of custom-built image processing algorithms and an X-ray free electron laser […]
Geoscientists from Berkeley Lab are collaborating on the HotBENT project, an experiment to evaluate nuclear energy containment technology. LianGe Zheng, Berkeley Lab’s lead scientist on HotBENT, is a SULI mentor.
Berkeley Lab scientist Jie Yao will talk about his team’s recent creation of the first-ever 2D magnet: a material that is magnetic at only one atom thick. Tune in on Wednesday, January 19 at 3pm.
How do scientists know what they know about climate change and the behavior of carbon on earth? Join K-12 for their next Live Science on January 21st at 3pm PT to hear from researchers at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley talk about fire.
Interns and WD&E staff gathered virtually for the Fall 2021 Intern Poster Session. How does basic laboratory research shape our knowledge about the world around us? This term, 10 interns from Workforce Development & Education’s programs asked themselves that very question. Over 15 weeks, WD&E’s cohort of Fall 2021 interns collaborated with Lawrence Berkeley National […]
DOE has uploaded a virtual ceremony honoring the 2021 SC Distinguished Scientist Fellows (October 20, 2021). Proceedings included a brief awards ceremony presentation followed by a roundtable Q&A with the 2021 Distinguished Fellows. Fellows, including WD&E mentor Jay Keasling, shared stories about their contributions to science, their professional experiences, their career trajectories, and working at […]
Did you read about all the festivities to celebrate Berkeley Lab’s 90th anniversary? You can still read all about it on the Lab’s official website.
The Dept of Energy has announced that Berkeley Lab received a ‘A-‘ in all eight categories of its annual evaluation of the performance of the national laboratories, including an ‘A’ in the Mission Accomplishment category. You can learn more about the assessment process and see all of the grades on their main website.
The Biosciences Area profiles Miaw-Sheue Tsai, a SULI mentor who works in the Biological Systems and Engineering (BSE) Division as a research scientist. She leads a group that focuses on learning how cells identify and correct damaged DNA.
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings reported in the journal Science point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms commercial cool-roof systems in energy savings. Ronnen Levinson, ETA scientist and WD&E mentor, is […]
On December 15, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity will host a step-by-step Technical Assistance Webinar led by Leslie Fox, ORISE STEM Workforce Development Section Manager, Outreach and Engagement, and Igrid Gregory, ORISE STEM Workforce Development Group Manager, DOE Programs.
From holiday string lights to the bright sun in the sky, light is everywhere around us – but what really is light? Get all your questions about light answered by Berkeley Lab scientists Baishakhi Bose, Mayank Sabharwal, and Yu Gao during December’s After School Science Hour about the inner life of light. You’ll also get […]
An international team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have used a novel methodology combining remote sensing, machine learning, and terrestrial biosphere models to find that plants are photosynthesizing more now than previously. SULI mentor Trevor Keenan was the lead author of this study.
Office of Science will host a Webinar to HBCUs on December 10, 12:30-2:30 PM ET. The purpose is to share with the HBCUs community on the research and STEM training opportunities.
Deepika Awasthi, a SULI mentor and a biologist project scientist at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), has been featured on the newest installment of ‘Visible Spectrum.’
Join K-12’s team for their next Live Science on December 10th at 2pm PT to explore the intersection of beat-making and coding, with a focus on the beat machine and the origins of Boom Bap. There will also be an interactive session using EarSketch, a platform developed by Georgia Tech that uses code to create […]
Berkeley Lab researchers have zeroed in on the limitations of LPA development efforts and believe they have found a new path forward with optical fiber lasers. Cameron Geddes and Russel Wilcox, SULI mentors, are interviewed about their research.
Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, a SULI mentor, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh Berkeley Lab are designing new microchips that could perform better – and require less energy – than silicon. Over the next three years, they will lead two of the 10 projects recently awarded nearly $54 million by the Department of Energy to increase energy efficiency in microelectronics design and production.
The Joint Genome Institute’s new webpage highlights their internship programs, including the work of SCGSR interns.
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.
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.