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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »