BLAST: Berkeley Lab Advancing Science and Technology
BLAST (Berkeley Lab Advancing Science and Technology) offers many ways for Lab employees and people in the community to advance STEM. Checking out a BLISS kit to teach science or setting up an activity for a STEM event are a few ways to participate. WD&E provides supplies and services for BLAST events and activities, including:
- Printed marketing/promotional materials
- Educational activity materials
- Table tents and other supplies
- Administrative support
Nuclear Science Day
Berkeley Lab invites Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to a day of nuclear science education. The event, typically held in May, is open to scouts in grades eight to 12. Selected scouts will tour the Advanced Light Source and learn about cosmic rays and radioactivity.
Volunteers are needed to help with the day’s events.
Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Berkeley Lab hosts children of employees for a day of science and fun. Children ages nine to 16 who are guests of Berkeley Lab employees may come.
- Space is limited to 150 children.
- Limit of three children per Lab employee.
- Program Date: April
- Application Available: Late March
- Application Deadline: Two weeks before the event
Chaperones are needed to guide guests to all parts of the day’s program. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, assist in workshops, and for a variety of other tasks that make this day possible. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch.
For more information, contact DSTW@lbl.gov.
BLEND: Berkeley Lab Exploration of New Discoveries
The BLEND (Berkeley Lab Exploration in New Discoveries) Visit is an engaging experience for post-secondary students,to visit the Lab, tour facilities, meet with scientists, and learn about career pathway opportunities. Students receive presentations from Lab staff, postdoctoral scholars, and research scientists.