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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Join Berkeley Lab for a day of interested demos, engaging talks and interactive workshops all about nuclear science! This is the 10th year Berkeley Lab will welcome Scouts to the site for a day of STEM activities.

This event is designed for students in grades 8 or higher. Registration will open the week of January 20 and will be posted on the Nuclear Science Day website.

There is no cost for the event. Students that successfully complete requirements are eligible to earn their scout badge.

August 2 -8, 2020

SAGE-S (Science Accelerating Girls' Engagement in STEM) is a one week long on-campus summer camp for public high school students (ages 14-17). The camp is currently hosted by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory near Stanford University. During the week, young women have the opportunity to hear from scientists and engineers as they share what everyday life in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) profession is like.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Students must be nominated by a teacher to take part in the program. A maximum of five students can be nominated with up to two students accepted to the program.

Additional Opportunities for High School Students

We know there are many pre-college students who are eager to take classes, participate 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.

Bring A Kid to Work Day (formerly DSTW)

For 25 years, Berkeley Lab has celebrated bringing children to work! 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.