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CS Staff Share IDEAs on Equity, Accountability

August 20, 2019

Margie Wylie, mwylie@lbl.gov

Last week, Computing Sciences joined other satellite locations around the lab participating in a call for thoughts on equity, the “e” in Berkeley Lab’s IDEA. CS Staff were encouraged to share their thoughts anonymously via a sticky-notes station set up in the lobby of Building 59.

Sowmya Balasubramanian

Sowmya Balasubramanian of ESnet writes a few words about equity in the workplace during last week's IDEA campaign. (Credit: Margie Wylie/Berkeley Lab)


On Wednesday, August 28, the focus will be on accountability. CS staff are encouraged to anonymously share their thoughts (in 10 words or less) on this question: "What is one thing you can do to be accountable for accountability on your team?"  

Once again, staff may post a sticky note response in the Building 59 lobby. Or, choose one of three other ways to make their voices heard:

  • In the cafeteria, write a response and stick it on the inclusion window in the lobby.
  • Text LABIDEA to 22333 once, then text a response.
  • Visit https://pollev.com/labidea and answer the question.

The responses will be collated and shared on the Berkeley Lab employee news platform, Elements.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.