Cal Energy Corps 2021 participants, clockwise from top left: Namita Chandra, Hunter Ocker, Daniela Paredes Robles, Jin Yu, Nicholas Solan, Abishek Roy
With summer getting underway, the Lab is welcoming new fellows and interns to the Lab.
The Berkeley Bridge Graduate Summer Fellowship (Bridge Fellowship) is an eight-week graduate student summer program designed to engage top UC Berkeley graduate students in active research roles at Berkeley Lab. This year’s fellows are: Gabriel Colón-Reyes, Luis Rangel DaCosta, Tristan Gilbert, and Jerome Quenum. For more information, contact Meg Rodriguez.
Cal Energy Corps is a program for UC Berkeley undergraduate students interested in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions. Heading to the Lab this summer are: Namita Chandra, Hunter Ocker, Daniela Paredes Robles, Abhishek Roy, Nicholas Solan, and Jin Yu. For more information, contact Darren Ho.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area is also working with future scientists and engineers from under-represented communities through the Pathbreaker Program, a Berkeley Lab internship program in partnership with Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB). The program engages master’s-level students from the nation’s fifth most diverse university. Starting this August, three students, Abbas Jalili, Fnu Sharmila Bolikoppa Palakshappa, and Julie Shahan, will participate in year-long research projects with EESA scientists. For more information, contact Susan Hubbard.
Outreach programs like the above are vital to training tomorrow’s scientists and engineers, as well as building and retaining a diverse workforce.