K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Programs

Our Mission

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K-12 STEM Education and Outreach is part of the Government and Community Relations Office at Berkeley Lab. We develop educational programs that connect our researchers and experts with students in the Bay Area. Our aim is to provide opportunities for learning and support the next generation of scientists. Interested in building programming or talking about how your Division can be a part of pre-college programs at Berkeley Lab? Contact the Director of K-12 Programs, Faith Dukes.

Our Values

K -12 programs are an extension of community outreach and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

These programs exist to excite young people about the expansive world of STEM, engage students in activities that will strengthen their STEM identity, and increase the number of students from underrepresented groups that pursue a STEM major/career.


Founded in 1931 by Nobel Prize winner Ernest Lawrence, Berkeley Lab ranks among the world’s top research institutions. A $1.1 billion science and technology powerhouse, Berkeley Lab is shaping the world in fundamental ways.

The Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory managed by the University of California (UC) and located near downtown Berkeley, California. Its open, unclassified research brings together diverse research teams and state-of-the-art facilities to address difficult scientific challenges.

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