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The K-12 team at Berkeley Lab develops educational programs to teach and support the next generation of scientists.

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WD&E facilitates internship programs for undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty, which promote equal access to scientific and technical careers. Their programs support early career mentorships and ensure that interns build foundational professional skills.

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Providing postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars a meaningful experience to jump start their careers through career development, networking, mentoring, and community.

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"My career goal is to inspire the next generation into STEM careers and especially reach out to students who are underrepresented in the sciences, particularly Latinx, Black, Native American, female, and non-binary students."

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"The biggest reward as a mentor is when my interns were able to get jobs they wanted or further their education (in part) because of the skills they acquired in my lab. I am even more proud, when interns want to stay in Berkeley Lab to further their projects."

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"Working with the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association has allowed me to connect with postdocs from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Some of these connections have resulted in both close friendships and fascinating interdisciplinary collaborations between disparate fields of science."

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Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area hosted six Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) interns last summer, the first fully in-person cohort since pre-COVID. The DOE SULI program is designed to encourage undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates, and graduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research internships at one of 17 DOE national laboratories.

In front of a live audience in Washington, D.C., Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Researcher Anne Villacastin competed at the first US DOE National Lab Research SLAM with her talk “Sorghum and Me: a Complicated Relationship.” Villacastin is working to improve sorghum transformation to maximize its potential as a bioenergy crop. She was awarded First Place and People’s Choice Awards at two local competitions, the Berkeley Lab SLAM and at the Bay Area SLAM featuring competitors from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Three students sitting at a desk in conversation with Faith Dukes, a person standing. High School students participate in Science en Acción (SeA), a free STEM camp at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for English learning and Spanish-English bilingual students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Experience in Research (EinR) Program students Ella Jeon and Sahil Hayak in a meeting with Sartaj Baveja and Chris Tracy of ESnet. Composite image of three headshots over a blue gradient background. Aerial views of Berkeley Lab made using an aerial photography drone. Green sprouts growing out from soil in the morning light.