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Workforce Diversity

Within Computing Sciences (CS), we recognize that managing diversity requires a comprehensive approach to creating a work environment that values all people and empowers employees to reach their full potential in pursuit of Computing Sciences and Laboratory goals and objectives. Computing Sciences hiring practices encourage diversity and help to develop a diverse workforce.

Staff members also work with Bay Area schools, support conferences and volunteer with outside programs to help develop the next generation of scientists and engineers and, in particular, strive to engage members of under-represented groups. The links below illustrate the breadth of these efforts.

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Faculty: Apply by Oct. 21 for Sustainable Pathways Fellowship Networking Event

October 17, 2016

Teachers and students are invited to apply for the opportunity to spending the summer of 2017 collaborating with computing sciences staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, or Sandia National Laboratories, developing solutions to pressing scientific and engineering problems while making use of some of the fastest supercomputers, tools, methods, and high performance computing resources. Read More »

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Scientific Diplomacy: Berkeley Lab Hosts 2016 TechWomen

September 30, 2016

In September two researchers from Africa visited Berkeley Lab as part of the State Department’s TechWomen—an international exchange that brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the U.S. Read More »

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Summer Students Sum Up

August 4, 2016

Computing Sciences staff mentored a bumper crop of students this summer, producing a record number of posters outlining their summer's work. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Partnership Offers Computing Science Research Opportunities to Faculty, Students from Diverse Backgrounds

October 12, 2015

A new program being launched by Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences organization to provide research opportunities for faculty and students from diverse backgrounds will begin with an introductory Dec. 7-8 workshop. Read More »

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Computing Sciences Staff Help East Bay High Schoolers Upgrade their Summer

August 6, 2015

Thirty-eight students from 10 East Bay high schools registered for Laney College's eight-week "Upgrade: Computer Science Program." Berkeley Lab's participation grew out of a career pathways workshop where Jon Bashor of Computing Sciences met Laney College’s Johnnie Williams, who developed and led the program. Read More »

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Lab Hosts HPC Broader Community Engagement Workshop

April 13, 2015

Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. The workshop's aim was to involve more people from underrepresented groups in the main technical track of the annual supercomputing conference by providing training and assistance for submitting to the technical program poster session. It covered training and discussion on organizing… Read More »

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CS, Lab Divisions Host Students for Annual Job Shadow Day

April 10, 2015

In what has become an annual pilgrimage, 17 Albany High School students interested in science, engineering and other career fields spent a few hours talking with Berkeley Lab mentors, including eight in Computing Sciences. Read More »

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Daniela Ushizima: Reaching Out to Help Black Girls Code

March 19, 2015

Computational scientist Daniela Ushizima is volunteers to help young women of Oakland learn about computers, coding, robotics and careers in STEM. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Well-Represented at Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

March 4, 2015

At the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, held February 18-21 in Boston, staff from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization delivered talks, participated in mentoring and did recruiting. Read More »

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High School Students from Oakland, San Ramon Tour NERSC

February 13, 2015

Two groups of students from East Bay high schools descended on the Oakland Scientific Facility in February to learn more about supercomputing and networking. Read More »