Community Opportunities

Share Your Stories

Each year, Berkeley Lab receives requests for speakers during career days and STEM events. Find out about the many opportunities to talk to students about your career path. How did you get to Berkeley Lab? What skills do you need for your job? What advice would you give to your younger self? These are just a few of the questions students, parents and teachers need your help answering. Check below to find out about upcoming programs.


High School Manufacturing Ambassador Speaker Series

    • Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 ( 8:30-9:45am, 10:00-11:15am, 12:15-1:30pm, 2:00-3:15pm)
    • Location: Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland @ Various classes (volunteers check-in at the theater)
    • Audience: 300, 9th grade students
    • Descirption: Speakers are particpating in speed networking wtiht studetns. After introductions, speakers will dsucss their career paths with small groups of stduetns. Speakers will rotate between the small groups during the hour session. Contact: Tatiana Newman-Wade ;


Annual Junior Achievement SHE Leads STEM Summit

    • Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 (11:20 am - 2:00 pm)
    • Location: Richmond Convention Center 403 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804
    • Description: S.H.E. Leads connects local businesswomen and outstanding female high school students from the Bay Area in a day of STEM career path exploration. We are looking for 150 female mentors to connect and engage with our students during the mentoring part of the event. Our goal is for our students to leave feeling connected to our local economy and inspired by the career opportunities presented. You can sign to be a mentor here!

High School Manufacturing Ambassador Speaker Series

    • Thursday, February 6, 11:10-11:45am OR Wednesday, February 12, 11:10-11:45am
    • Location: Aragon High School, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94402
    • Audience: 35, 10-12th grade
    • Description: Share your career path with engineering classes. Speakers should share their career path, what they do now and how they got there. Contact: Helen O'Brien ;


Synopsys Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair (SACSEF)

    • Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (7:00 a m0 5:00 pm)
    • Location: Alameda State Fair Grounds
    • Description: The SACSEF is open to all students 6th-12th grades in Alameda County and is affiliated with both the CA State Fair as well as the ISEF International Fair. Our goal is to have each student participant speak to a minimum of seven (7) judges, thus, we are in need of 500 field experts who can ask questions and evaluate student projects. We will provide breakfast, coffee, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Register to be a Judge.