This September, we’re starting a series called ‘Berkeley Lab Beginnings,’ which shines a spotlight on the hard work of Workforce Development & Education’s interns and lets them reflect on the ways that their internship has shaped their professional journey. Dr. Michelle Kuchera is a computational physicist with research interests in machine learning, nuclear physics, and […]
WD&E Mentor Featured In New Video
Biologist and WD&E mentor Benjamin Cole is featured in the latest Basics2Breakthrough video.
WD&E mentors receive TCF awards
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.
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 […]
Virtual GEM visit forges connections
Workforce Education and Development hosted a GEM Virtual Site Visit with (Clockwise from top left) Executive Director Marcus A. Huggans, Communications Coordinator Ingrid Ockert, Staff Scientist Carl Grace, Manager of Workforce Development and Education Colette Flood; GEM Coordinator Kia Johnson; GEM Fellow, Liban Hussein; WD&E Internship Program Manager Nakeiah Harrell; GEM CEO Brennon Marcano. On […]
Solutions for Positive Change: Recapping WD&E’s Spring 2021 Poster Session
Interns, guests, and WD&E staff gathered via ZOOM and Fourwaves for the Spring 2021 Intern Poster Session. On April 28, interns around the United States sat in front of their screens and turned on their webcams. Thanks to BLUR, SULI, and CCI, these interns spent their 16-week term collaborating with Berkeley Lab’s researchers on original […]
WD&E mentor discovers new desalination process
Researchers at Berkeley Lab, including the Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Urban, have discovered a way to simplify the removal of toxic metals during desalination to produce clean water. Urban has served as a mentor for SULI, BLUFF, and VFP.
Berkeley Lab Live Science – Exploring Earth
Let’s explore Earth with a microscope! On April 23, dive deep down into the diverse world of microbes with LBNL scientists from the Joint Genome Institute. You’ll also hear from students about their experiences taking part in environmental research and internships.
SULI mentor Geddes promoted to ATAP director
Many congratulations to Cameron Geddes, a SULI mentor, who has just been selected to serve as Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division Director.
SULI mentor Abergel’s work discussed
What are actinides? Theresa Duque explains the importance of these highly rare, radioactive elements. Rebecca Abergel, a SULI mentor, has led the investigation into these elements at LBNL’s Heavy Element Chemistry program. Her work was recently discussed in Nature Communications.
Genome Insider features SULI mentor
Diatoms, a group of tiny algae, are also known as “living opals” because of the strange, beautiful properties of their silica shells. But what genes are responsible for such mesmerizing exteriors? Setsuko Wakao and Kris Niyogi, biologists at both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, aim to find out. Niyogi is a SULI mentor.
Upcoming talk featuring SULI mentor Jordan
On March 12, the California Council on Science and Technology will host a paneled discussion on the latest carbon capture technologies. Earth and Environmental Sciences’ Preston Jordan, a SULI mentor, will be featured.
CCI alum Aigerim Daniyar profiled on ABPDU site
What’s it like to be an intern in the Advanced Biofuels and Bioproduct’s Process Development Unit? ABPDU’s Emily Scott asked Aigerim Daniyar. Daniyar worked at ABPDU as a Community College Intern in 2016.
Hunting for particles with Nachman
Physicist Ben Nachman has served as a mentor in our SULI program. Along with colleagues at CERN, Nachman uses AI to hunt for mysterious particles. Read this article on his most recent work.
Welcome to WD&E’s newest employees!
Welcome to WD&E’s newest employees! Marking the start of a new year, we are excited to announce the addition of three new team members to the Workforce Development and Education Department: Janique Ernest, Ingrid Ockert, and Brieanna Wright: Janique C. Ernest will be our WD&E Program Assistant. Janique brings with her a wealth of knowledge […]
SULI Mentor Bouchard Named as Group Lead
Kris Bouchard was named as Group Lead for LBNL’s Computational Biosciences Group on February 1.
Congratulations to SULI Mentor, Susannah Tringe
Congratulations to Susannah Tringe, one of eight scientists and engineers who received the 2020 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of DOE’s highest honors!
Cost of an Intern
See applicant review guide for details. BLUFF Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship Student Benefits $650 per week (10 weeks) stipend ($6,500) $3,000 housing supplement Travel supplement if your permanent address is at least 50 miles from the Lab Total amount is $9,500 Graduate Student Benefits $3,000 housing supplement Travel supplement if your permanent address is […]