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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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Encouraging Girls of Color to Code

December 15, 2014

As a volunteer instructor with Black Girls Code, scientist Daniela Ushizima of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) helped give girls of color some practical, hands-on experience with coding during the "Build a Web Page in a Day" in Oakland on Nov. 8, and at the “Robot Expo” at UC Berkeley’s Betchel Hall on Dec. 13. Read More »

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Inspiring Women in Computing

October 21, 2014

Women from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences area delivered talks, volunteered as mentors and helped organize and energize this year's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, an annual conference billed as the "world's largest gathering of women technologists." Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Host 12 Albany Students for Annual Job Shadow Day

April 18, 2014

For the sixth consecutive year, researchers across Berkeley Lab hosted 12 juniors from Albany High School in conjunction with the school’s annual Job Shadow Day. In advance of the event, students select areas of career interest and parent volunteers match them with mentors around the Bay Area. Read More »

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Petascale Post-Doc Project a Supercomputing Success Story

March 25, 2014

The first post-doctoral research project centered at NERSC is being credited with helping its participants advance their careers and boosting the state-of-the-art in high performance scientific computing software applications. Read More »

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Kennedy High Graduates Get Hands-On Experience Working in Computing Sciences

January 10, 2014

From a connection that started between soccer parents, Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences organization has developed an ongoing outreach program with the IT Academy at Kennedy High School in Richmond. This summer, that connection led to summer jobs for three Kennedy graduates, giving them hands-on experience and a paycheck. Read More »

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Lab Hosts 5 Emerging Leaders During TechWomen 2013

November 26, 2013

TechWomen 2013 brought 76 women from 16 Middle Eastern and African countries to the U.S. in October for a five-week professional mentoring program. TechWomen is an international exchange designed to empower, connect and support women professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This is the third year the Lab has been represented in the program. Read More »

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Computing Sciences Women Honored for STEM Contributions

October 21, 2013

Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and Deborah Agarwal, head of CRD's Advanced Computing for Science Department, were among 15 women honored for contributions to STEM during Berkeley Lab's first "Women@The Lab" event. Read More »

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Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at Grace Hopper Conference

October 2, 2013

Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to outreach, networking and recruiting efforts at the recent 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference. Read More »

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Kennedy High School Students Look at Careers in Computing and Networking

March 20, 2013

As part of Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences' ongoing outreach efforts with the Kennedy High School IT Academy in Richmond, 11 students and two teachers spent half the day March 20 learning about different career opportunities in computing and networking. Read More »

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Lab Staff Host Albany High Students on Annual Job Shadow Day

March 14, 2013

As they have for the past five years, Berkeley Lab staff members hosted Albany High School juniors as part of the school's annual Job Shadow Day. Read More »