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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.

ESnet Director Inder Monga discusses how diversity benefits science innovation at Berkeley Lab.

As such, 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.


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CS, Lab Divisions Host Students for Annual Job Shadow Day

April 10, 2015

In what has become an annual pilgrimage, 17 Albany High School students interested in science, engineering and other career fields spent a few hours talking with Berkeley Lab mentors, including eight in Computing Sciences. Read More »


Daniela Ushizima: Reaching Out to Help Black Girls Code

March 19, 2015

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


Berkeley Lab Well-Represented at Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

March 4, 2015

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 »


High School Students from Oakland, San Ramon Tour NERSC

February 13, 2015

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »