Daniela Ushizima, a dark-haired person wearing a gray jacket, smiles against a light gray background. Students in lab coats listen to a presentation. Mentor and intern work on a piece of instrumentation. A group of postdocs converse with a presenter at an outdoor postdoc networking event. Person with medium-length dark hair wearing glasses and a black and white patterned sleeveless top.

"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."

ATLAS pixel detectors. A person with long dark hair pulled back wearing a blue collared shirt talks about their research next to their poster board at a conference.

Thanks to a special grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists department, WD&E sponsored former intern Claudia Bird’s travel to the annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) conference. As a Community College Intern (CCI) from Berkeley City College, Bird joined Berkeley Lab’s ATLAS High Luminosity Upgrade LHC Upgrade project.

The 2023 Berkeley Lab Research SLAM was held on Thursday, September 21st, at Berkeley Lab’s Building 50 Auditorium. Two SLAM alumni co-hosted the culminating live event, Revathi Jambunathan, Research Scientist at the Applied Math & Computational Research Division, and Bashir Mohammed, Senior Staff AI Architect at Intel and SIAM Policy Fellow. Twelve finalists took the stage to communicate their science in a clear and concise three minutes to impress the panel of esteemed judges.

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.