The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM), JBEI’s microbiology program, provides hands-on experience for high potential, low-income high school students. The summer intensive program celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Read more on the JBEI website.
Liam Quigley, Biosciences undergraduate intern, produced a video about the experience of Berkeley Lab’s SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships) interns at the Biosciences Area. SULI is a program that encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Quigley spoke with mentors and interns to learn more about the benefits of undertaking this program at Berkeley Lab. Follow the Biosciences Storify to learn more about the Area’s educational and outreach efforts.
Two Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) scientists recently joined colleagues from the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area to share their expertise with the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Science Advisory Panel. They briefed the panel on their research related to enhancing plant-microbe interactions for improved plant yields and to increasing the efficiency of genome editing tool CRISPR in plants. Read more from Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Biosciences’ ALD Mary Maxon and Chief Science and Technology Officer Jay Keasling recently attended an event in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness. The briefing on Capitol Hill marked the release of the council’s report, Leverage: Advancing U.S. Bioscience, which captures the outputs of a day-long discussion last year about infrastructure, technology, investment, and talent needed for advancements in U.S. bioscience.
On Wednesday, May 31, Biotech Partners honored Irina Silva, Communications and Outreach Manager for the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), for her outstanding support of their internship program. Last year, Silva served as a mentor partner, organizing development activities and internship opportunities for 7 students at JBEI and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU).