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