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Tuesday, July 29, 2003


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Fresh Grille: Texas BBQ Flank Steak Sandwich, French Fries

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Robots, Lasers, Insights
for Teens at Berkeley

Meredith May

Robert Schoenlein (front) and student Jonah Van Bourg
Wouldn't the game of golf be so much cooler if you could shoot the ball from a bazooka? Better yet -- what if bells, lights and fog went off when you smacked one into the golf ball retrieval cart? Put a bunch of smart high schoolers in a robotics lab at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the possibilities are endless. This summer, an elite group of 39 Bay Area teenagers is earning money doing real science with some of the nation's most renowned left-brain thinkers. Full story.
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Three Receive Grants
From Energy Commission

Three members of the Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division have won awards under the California Energy Commission’s PIER Environmental Area Exploratory Grant program. The projects, each with $75,000 in funding, include: “Is Efficiency Enough? Towards a New Framework for Carbon Savings in the California Residential Sector,” Richard C. Diamond; “Optimization of Product Lifecycles to Reduce GHG Emissions,” Ernst Worrell; and “Planning Atmospheric Carbon Monitoring in California,” Marc L. Fischer.
Bay Area Legislative
Staffers at Lab Today

Staff members representing Bay Area legislators are scheduled to spend the day today in a workshop designed to familiarize them with the science that goes on at Berkeley Lab. Facility tours and briefings will be given to office staff of U.S. Representatives Mike Honda, Barbara Lee, Ellen Tauscher, Lynn Woolsey, George Miller, and Anna Eshoo, and State Senator Don Perata. Don Medley, the Lab’s manager of government and community relations, is hosting the group, which will visit the Advanced Light Source, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, and the Efficient Windows Facility.


Volunteers Needed to
Test Ergonomic Device

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Employees from EH&S, Environmental Energy Technologies, and Engineering have developed an innovative ergonomics arm support device (Today at Berkeley Lab, 7/1). The team is entering Phase Two of the project, which involves surface electromyographic (EMG) measurements with and without the use of the device. Ten volunteer subjects are needed, to spend up to four consecutive hours using the device on-site during one workday. They must have no pre-existing upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Testing will occur in August. Interested individuals should contact Jeffrey Chung at 5818 or [email protected] for a participant’s information packet. Read more about the ergo arm here.


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Closed Thursday a.m.

The badging and parking permit office in 65A will be closed on Thursday morning. It will reopen in the afternoon at 1. For questions, call Valerie Quigley at 6395.


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