Outreach Programs

STEM Education Experiences @Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab will continue to partner with Bay Area groups to provide experiences for middle and high school students. Experiences include visiting the Lab, touring facilities, taking part in STEM activities meeting with scientists and learning about careers. Tours and workshops are intended for student groups in grades 6-12 who are local to the Bay Area. Please fill out an online request to receive additional information and begin the booking process.

Education and Outreach in Schools and the Community

Do you have a program at your school in need of scientists and engineers? Is there a STEM/STEAM Night coming up? Berkeley Lab would like to be a part of your efforts! Submit a request so that we can help put you in contact with a speaker or facilitate an activity.

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National Nano Day with the Molecular Foundry

October 7, 2019

What does the world look like at the nanoscale? The Molecular Foundry and K-12 Office at Berkeley Lab are looking for illustrations on what comes to mind when your class hears the words nanoscale, nanotechnology and/or nanometer. Show us through illustrations and submit your visual to the Molecular Foundry's Nano Art Image Contest for #NationalNanoDay. Images must be submitted by October 7, 2019. The winning class will have their image professionally printed and displayed at the Foundry. Berkeley Lab will also work with classes to organize a field trip so that students can see their print in person. (Schools within 30 miles of the Lab are most suitable for this experience). Submit by 10/7 to :

#NationalNanoDay is an annual celebration on October 9th to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future.

Additional Opportunities for High School Students

We know there are many pre-college students who are eager to take classes, particpate in challenges, and take on internships! Berkeley Lab is currently restructuring its opportunities to best serve students and help develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, and staff that make STEM innovation possible. Sign up to be included on program announcements that will take place over the next year.

In addition, we encourage those seeking internships to check out iCLEM and additional education resources cultivated by the Workforce Development and Education Office.

For 25 years, Berkeley Lab has celebrated DSTW! Participants from ages 9 to 16 are welcome to participate in activities around the Lab. Event activities include tours of the Molecular Foundry and Advanced Light Source, workshops on Big Data and DNA Spooling, and a Science Festival with demonstrations on nanotechnology, electric circuits, cosmic ray detector, and microfluidics. The 2019 celebration included the Interational Year of the Periodic Table. Please check by during February 2020 for information on next year's event.