Three Amazing EESA Women Take Home Women @ The Lab Awards

     Romy Chakraborty, Ecology Department Head Sixteen women at various stages of their careers were honored for making extraordinary contributions to STEM and Operations here at Berkeley Lab at the third Women @ The Lab event on Monday, July 9. Hundreds of friends and colleagues cheered as each woman approached the stage in the B50…

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EESA Mentoring Program Underway

The EESA Mentoring Pilot Program for FY2018 kicked off with two training sessions on January 11 for individuals grouped in pairs of 43 mentors and mentees from our Area who will meet over the next nine months. Mentors learned effective mentoring skills in a morning training with breakout sessions. Mentees gathered in an afternoon training…

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Panel Discussion on Lab’s Water Technology Research Jan. 10

East River watershed, Colorado CA

On Jan. 10 at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, five Lab scientists will discuss innovative solutions to improving the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of water-energy systems in California and the nation. The event, “Big Ideas in Water Technology Research,” will be moderated by Peter Fiske, director of Berkeley Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute, which…

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Commer makes his way to the World Championship of Public Speaking

Michael Commer, a geological research scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division will make his way to the 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest Semifinals this week with hopes to advance to the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking ®. Michael discovered the Toast-on-the-Hill Toastmasters Club (a Berkeley Lab Employee Association) two years ago and he was…

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EESA Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Research

Today we celebrate 40 years of innovative research. On July 17, 1977, Berkeley Lab formed the Earth Sciences Division (ESD) in response to the U.S. energy crisis. Now—as the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA)—it has evolved into a research group studying a broad range of the most pressing environmental and subsurface energy challenges. To commemorate the occasion, EESA has created a a collection of materials that tells the Area’s story: a timeline, a video, and an alumni and friends network page.

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Building the Next Generation of Scientists: EESA at STEM Career Awareness Day

Christina Patricola

As a middle school student in eastern Massachusetts, Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) research scientist Christina Patricola became fascinated with the snowstorms that frequently blanketed her hometown—and quickly recognized her passion for atmospheric science. But despite her early interest, Patricola says she doesn’t know if she would have continued on a scientific career path…

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Pacific Rim Forum 2017: Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities

2017 Pacific Rim Forum

  Berkeley Lab teamed with UC Berkeley’s Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center to organize the second international Pacific Rim Forum on the Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities. Held at UC Berkeley’s International House on January 23–24, this Forum brought together eighty-five leading experts from around the Pacific Rim to share a broad spectrum of perspectives…

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Short Courses on TOUGH Starts Next Week!

Animation of TOUGH simulation

TOUGH is a suite of codes developed at LBNL for numerical simulation of multi-phase, multi-component fluid flow, heat flow, transport, reactive geochemistry, and geomechanics in porous and fractured geologic media. We offer these short courses to individuals who are interested in learning how to use the codes. The courses contain both lectures and hands-on experience in building and applying numerical models for simple problems.

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