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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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Kennedy High School Students Spend ‘Amazing’ Day Learning about Berkeley Lab Computing

April 27, 2017

Twenty students and three faculty members from Kennedy High School in Richmond spent the morning of April 26 looking, listening and learning about the breadth of computing at Berkeley Lab, from desktop machines to supercomputers. The students are enrolled in the high school’s IT Academy, which includes classes on computer design, networking and web design, and integrates those subjects with classes in English, history and science. “It was amazing,” said Jaime, a junior, of the tour of the… Read More »

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Women’s History Month: Computing Sciences Trailblazers

March 24, 2017

March is Women’s History Month, and the theme for 2017 is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” So we reached out to some “trailblazers” in Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences organization to find out what motivated them to go into this field, what challenges they have encountered along the way and what they consider to be their proudest achievements. Read More »

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Former Summer Student Jessica Hatcher Wins Research Award

March 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences-sponsored summer student Jessica Hatcher won a first place award for her research poster “Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR) for Biological Effects of Synthetic Cathinones” at the 74th Joint Annual Meeting of The National Institute of Science/ Beta Kappa Chi. Hatcher was mentored by CRD's Bert de Jong in summer 2016. Read More »

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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 »