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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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Computing Sciences Contributes to Diversity Conference

February 21, 2013

The 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference was the most successful in the 12-year history of the conference, with Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences making key contributions. Read More »

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NERSC Staff Participate in Regional Science Bowl

February 5, 2013

High School students from all corners of the San Francisco Bay Area flocked to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Saturday, February 2, 2013 to battle in the Department of Energy’s Regional Science Bowl—an academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Staff Speak at Albany High's Annual Career Day

November 14, 2012

Peter Nugent, Computational Cosmology Center Computing Sciences staff members and other Berkeley Lab researchers were among the 40 professionals who discussed their work at Albany High School's annual Career Day on November 14, 2012.  Dan Martin of CRD's Applied Numerical Algorithms Group discussed his work on BISICLES, a project to model the shrinking ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. Peter Nugent of CRD's Computational Cosmology Center, described the search for supernovae and how… Read More »

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State Department’s TechWomen 2012 Visit Berkeley Lab

October 2, 2012

Many experts believe that fuel cells may someday serve as revolutionary clean energy conversion devices for transportation and other portable power applications. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-Mentored Team of High School Girls Wins National Contest to Develop Science Ed App

May 11, 2012

After taking top honors among their peers from Albany and Berkeley High Schools, a team of five girls from Albany High beat out 10 other teams from high schools around the country to win the 2012 Technovation Challenge. Read More »

Albany, Berkeley High School Girls Present Apps Developed in Lab-Supported Program

April 30, 2012

Eleven teams of high school girls who have been meeting with mentors at Berkeley Lab since February to develop science education apps for smartphones gave their best pitches for their work Saturday, with a team from Albany High taking top honors for StudiCafe, an app aimed at helping students study for college-level Advanced Placement courses with social networking added to maintain interest. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Hosts Albany High Students on Job Shadow Day

April 27, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, Berkeley Lab staff hosted juniors from Albany High School as part of the school's annual Job Shadow Day. The event matches students with mentors in areas of interest specified by the students. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Staff Offer Career Advice to Kennedy High School Students

March 22, 2012

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Communications staffers Jon Bashor, Margie Wylie and Linda Vu joined Rachel Carl and Jeff Todd of Berkeley Lab Human Resources in a presentation on finding rewarding jobs to juniors and seniors at Kennedy High School in Richmond on Wednesday, March 21. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Staff Mentor High School Girls in Science Education App Development

February 23, 2012

Late Tuesday afternoons, as many Lab employees are heading down the Hill after work, a group of more than 60 high school girls from Berkeley and Albany heads up to Berkeley Lab for a series of 10 two-hour workshops to develop science education apps for Android smart phones. Read More »

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Inspiring Careers in Science Research

January 21, 2012

In an effort to expose high school students to careers in research, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences Diversity Outreach Program partnered with San Francisco’s Lowell High School Science Research Program, an after school program that aims to give highly motivated juniors and seniors a chance to develop research projects with professional guidance with the intent to have the students enter the Intel Science Talent Search, a competition sponsored by Intel that offers college scholarships for outstanding scientific work. Read More »