DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellows
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is committed to providing meaningful practicum opportunities for Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) students who want to work here.
About the Lab
Located on a 202-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram science lab in the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.
CSGF Contacts at Berkeley Lab
Dan Martin, a mathematician and member of the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group in the Computational Research Division (and a CSGF alumnus), is the Lab's practicum coordinator. He is the scientific liaison to the CSGF program and can provide specific information about research opportunities at LBNL. Dan can be contacted at DFMartin@lbl.gov or +1 510 495 2852
Dan is also the logistics contact for CSGF students and can provide general information about the Bay Area, finding housing, getting around Berkeley and completing arrangements for a practicum.
Practical Information for CSGF Students at the Lab
Finding housing in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area has a reputation for expensive, hard-to-find housing. Relatively affordable housing can still be found, but it's a good idea to start your search as early as possible. Here are some resources for finding a place to stay.
- Berkeley Parents Network Housing Information
- The International House in Berkeley
- UC Berkeley Student Co-ops
Arranging access to the Lab on your first day
Once you have found a sponsor at the Lab and agreed on a start date, contact the human resources staff in the division in which you will be working. Your sponsor can help you obtain the contact information. The HR staff will then make the necessary arrangements for site access, badge, orientation, etc.
Getting around Berkeley and the Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area has an extensive public transportation network, which links to the Lab’s shuttle buses. Here are links to help you find your way around the region.