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August 9, 1996


Summer students glimpse a future in science

By Monica Friedlander

The faces change each summer, but the whirl of activity and the enthusiasm of high school and college students working alongside scientists have become familiar sights at the Lab over the last few years. Run by the Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) since 1988, the summer research programs offer students an opportunity for hands-on research while guiding them towards future academic and professional careers in science and engineering.

"It really makes a difference in their lives," says Marva Wilkins, CSEE's outreach coordinator, who oversees the high school Student Research Program. "Students talk about how valuable the research experience has been in helping them identify a major and learning real-world work skills."

Local high school students and undergraduates from across the nation as well as Puerto Rico, Taiwan and the Netherlands participated in advanced research projects this summer. Their areas of research ranged from nuclear science, astrophysics, and fusion research to energy, environment, and life sciences.

Debbie Driscoll, a senior at North Carolina State University, researched compact fluorescent bulbs in the hope of developing new energy-efficient lighting technologies for table lamps. "I did most of the research in the beginning of the summer," she said, "and got to see it all the way through. I hope to eventually see the results published."

The program matched each of the 17 high school and 30 college students with a mentor who guided the student's research. Most students worked at the Lab, with a few doing their research at UC Berkeley. Edna Francisco, for example, was especially grateful for the opportunity to work in a genetics lab on campus, a facility she does not have back home at Cal State Northridge. Although she sometimes watched over her experiments on bacterial sporulation for up 12 hours a day, she said she was thrilled with the experience. "I'll feel like an expert in the microbiology class when I go back," she said.

For all its intensity, the program consists of a lot more than poring over science experiments and computer terminals. Activities have included presentations by scientists, seminars on graduate school opportunities, tours of lab facilities, social activities, and trips to attractions throughout the Bay Area. The program culminates each year in poster sessions at the Lab cafeteria in which students display their results.

"This is a great opportunity to interact with the community and share my work," said Andrew Ulmer, a 1996 graduate from UC Berkeley who conducted research in atomic physics. "It is great to be in an internship-type position where you are given the resources. You are a student, but at the same time you are treated like a full-time researcher, so you get the best of both worlds."

In addition to offering them hands-on research experience, the program also gives students a taste of science careers and helps them make decisions about their future course of study. "About 90 to 95 percent of them decide to continue with graduate school," estimates Nancy Sallee, assistant coordinator for the Undergraduate Internship Research Program, which is headed by Laurel Egenberger. "The work impacts their education and future careers."

The student programs are funded mostly through the Department of Energy with support from various other organizations, such as the Oakland Unified School District, the National Institutes of Health, and a Science Consortium, which includes Berkeley Lab, Jackson State University in Mississippi, and two universities in Puerto Rico.

"Unfortunately, the budget has been very tenuous for the past two years," Sallee says. "We have to rely more and more on support from the mentors who pick up some of the student expenses to enable the program to bring more students here."

Teachers here too

In addition to organizing the summer student programs, CSEE offers two federally-funded teacher mentorship programs--the Teacher Research Associates Program (TRAC) and the National Teacher Enhancement Program (NTEP)--as well as the Science Bowl Awards Workshop.

The TRAC program teams up middle and high school science and mathematics teachers with scientists over an eight-week period in which they conduct research at the Lab. The goal of the program, coordinated by CSEE's Eileen Engel, is to enhance teachers' understanding of science and engineering trends and to promote the transfer of this knowledge to the classroom. In contrast, NTEP is a three-week program for local teachers focused exclusively on one topic. This year's program at the Lab examined pollution prevention and industrial ecology. Teachers developed a curriculum around waste reduction and explored careers in waste management.

While the summer programs are the most visible projects organized by CSEE, they are certainly not the only ones. The Center is busy year-round running similar student programs, such as the Science and Engineering Research Semester (SERS) program, which offers upper-division undergraduate students research opportunities at seven national laboratories.

For Lab staff members who run the programs and work with students on a daily basis, the experience is especially rewarding. "I see the personal and professional growth that occurs to students while here," Sallee says. "I see them change in remarkable ways. They're at a crossroads, a stage in their lives when they are very impressionable and receptive to new ideas. They have little fear and learn in leaps and bounds. It is a critical time for them to explore things on their own. The experience benefits them in ways we don't even know, which they may not realize until 10 years down the road. And their work also benefits the Lab."

CAPTIONS: Harry Gomez, a student at the University of Puerto Rico and a participant in the Laboratory's Undergraduate Internship Research Program, explains his summer's research project during an Aug. 5 poster session in the cafeteria. His mentor was Daniel Neumark. Photos by Joe Moore

High school students Andrea Macfie (above foreground), with mentor Annette Greiner, and Felix Jones (far right), with mentor Fred Bieser, conducted hands-on research as part of the Lab's Student Research Program this summer.

Cary Hellman, a teacher at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, worked with Human Genome's Sylvia Spengler in developing modules for the World Wide Web about ethical, legal, and social issues pertaining to science. They are aimed at junior high and high school students. Photo by Joe Moore


Bldg. 70 pipe bomb probably a hoax

By Ron Kolb

The discovery of what appeared to be a pipe bomb provided some anxious moments for University of California police and some after-hours workers in Bldg. 70 on July 31. However, the device contained no explosives, and there were no injuries or damage.

The device--an 18-inch-long pipe, sealed at both ends and wrapped with wire connected to an old alarm clock--was spotted by a carpenter on a bench in an Energy and Environment Divsion laser laboratory. He notified authorities at about 6:30 p.m., and within minutes Berkeley Lab emergency crews and UC police arrived to evacuate about a dozen employees still in the building.

For the next few hours, members of the UC Bomb Unit conducted a careful analysis of the device, including x-ray photography to determine its contents and construction. When their studies proved inconclusive, they decided to explode the cap from the pipe to examine the contents.

At about 10 p.m., police surrounded the device with 50 sand bags in the parking lot between Bldgs 50 and 70, then set off the charge. They found the pipe empty, and the wiring inactive.

The FBI joined UC Police in the investigation, which is continuing. As of Wednesday, no arrests had been made. Police have indicated that the incident was probably a hoax.


New disability management program aims to improve services

The Compensation and Benefits Office has developed a Disability Management Program in an effort to improve services and communication to Laboratory staff. The program will coordinate worker-compensation claims and non-work-related disability claims, and will handle University and Employee Paid Disability Insurance, Temporary Modified Work assignments, and issues related to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The Laboratory has hired Azucena Coronel to serve as disability management analyst. She will manage the program and coordinate the delivery of benefits and services from insurance companies and other providers.

Coronel brings more than 10 years of related experience to her position, having worked for BART, the City of Oakland and Merritt Hospital. One of her priorities will be the development of a Supervisors' Training Program to assist employees, supervisors and managers in understanding the benefits available to them and the means to access them and assure prompt delivery.

For more information about the program, you may e-mail the Benefits Office at [email protected] or contact Coronel at X5213. Watch Currents for more information about the program and other efforts to improve delivery of services to employees.

CAPTION: Azucena Coronel is the Laboratory's new disability management analyst. Roy Kaltschmidt


Ergonomics Fair coming up

The Laboratory's Ergonomics Committee is hosting an Ergonomics Fair Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 20-22, in the cafeteria.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, representatives of several ergonomic companies will be on hand with samples and demonstrations of ergonomic accessories, furniture, workstations, alternative keyboards, and an assortment of ergonomic tools.

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Terrie Rizzo, international health and fitness educator, will present her "Sittercise" exercise program and discuss workplace wellness. Informational handouts on ergonomic equipment available at the Laboratory, as well as brochures and posters on how to set up an ergonomically correct workstation will also be available.


Cafeteria to offer picnic-style lunch during Aug. 30 closure

The food service area of the cafeteria will be closed on Friday, Aug. 30, as part of a Labor Day weekend facelift. To replace the regular food service that day, the cafeteria will offer a picnic-style box lunch in the dining area during lunch hours. The Peabody Coffee Shop will be open as usual. No breakfast will be served that day.

The $4 box lunch will consist of southern fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, and dinner roll. Assorted sandwiches ($3), sodas ($1), and salads ($1) will also be available; no sales tax will be added.

The purpose of the remodeling is to streamline the salad bar in order to make more room, allow people to use both sides of the bar, and speed up service. The soup and potato bar will be placed in a separate area and the beverage machines will be moved next to the cash registers.

The work will take four days to complete and the cafeteria will reopen for regular service on Tuesday, Sept. 3.


N e w s w i r e

Gaillard picked for National Science Board:

President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Berkeley Lab physicist Mary K. Gaillard and two others as members of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. The Board has 24 members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members serve six-year rotating terms; eight members are appointed every two years. Board members are drawn from industry and academia, and are selected for their distinguished service in research, education or public service. Gaillard, also a professor of physics at UC Berkeley, is an expert in theoretical particle physics. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the Department of Energy's E.O. Lawrence Memorial Award in 1988, and the J.J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical Society in 1993 in recognition of her work on elementary particles. She earned her doctorate from the University of Paris, Orsay. The other two nominees are Tulane University President Eamon M. Kelly, and Richard A. Tapia, the Noah Harding Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. In their capacity as members of the National Science Board, these candidates will recommend broad national policies for promoting basic research and education in the sciences and engineering.

DOE plans review of program offices:

DOE Deputy Secretary Charles Curtis has told reporters that DOE plans to perform a relatively speedy review of its program offices to determine whether they are spending their R&D money efficiently. The review, Curtis said, will scrutinize "the mix of R&D performers"--national labs, universities, and private industry. A major focus of the analysis will be whether DOE's R&D could be performed better at a smaller number of labs, at universities, or in industry. The review will be carried out by DOE's Laboratory Operations Board, a 16-member group of senior managers and outside advisers chaired by Curtis, and is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1. DOE has no intention of closing any of the multiprogram labs, Curtis said. This review is being carried out as a followup to a recently completed report, which for the first time details exactly where each of DOE's program offices spends its R&D money. "We've never before taken the step of following the money," Curtis said. "This is an essential predicate to better managing the department's labs."

Creationists mount new assaults on science education:

Science magazine reports that creationists are taking their fight to state legislatures throughout the United States, using a new strategy that aims to get "scientific evidence" against evolution presented in the public classrooms. Instead of asking schools to teach Genesis or "creation science," the creationists are insisting that teachers give equal time to what they argue is scientific evidence against evolution. If this strategy fails, the creationists ask that evolution be presented as a theory, not a fact. Eugenie Scott, director of the Berkeley-based National Center for Science Education, told Science that "This is a soft-core anti-evolution strategy because it doesn't appear religious on the surface." Several crucial court decisions have forced the creationists to package their message in a more attractive form, Scott said, labeling their ideas with scientific-sounding terms. For example, the "abrupt appearance theory" holds that living organisms were created fully formed and did not evolve. The "intelligent design theory" says that organisms are so perfectly formed they must be the products of a conscious designer. All of the scientists quoted by the article echoed a similar refrain to biologist Francisco Ayala of UC Irvine. Decrying the public's inability to distinguish pseudo-science from legitimate research, Ayala said: "We are doing a miserable job in our schools and in educating the public at large."

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events at Berkeley Lab


The Berkeley Lab Calendar is published biweekly here on the World Wide Web and in Currents by the Public Information Department. Employees can list a meeting, class, or event in the Calendar by using this submission form. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday in the week that Currents is published.

In addition to the events listed below, Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C. Projects office is hosting a Science and Technology Seminars series. 

Scientific Conferences




Introduction to EH&S Safety at LBNL (EHS 010), 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201.


General meeting at noon on the cafeteria patio


Classical Group Rehearsal, 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Wesley Steele at X7893.



"Regulation and Signal Transduction of the Transforming Growth Factor-ß Receptor Kinases" will be presented by Kunxin Luo of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.



Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS 348), 9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 51-201

Laser Safety (EHS 280), 1-3:15 p.m., Bldg. 51-201


General meeting at noon on the cafeteria patio


General meeting at 12:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100.


Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS 530), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109


"Residential Building Code Compliance: Implications for Evaluating the Performance of Utility Residential New Construction Programs" will be presented by Ed Vine of the Building Energy Analysis Group at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.



"Microstructures and Micromachining at the Advanced Light Source" will be presented by Keith H. Jackson of the Materials Sciences Division at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.



7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. near Bldg. 77


"Hadron Spectrum and Quark Masses from Lattice QCD" will be presented by Dr. Rajan Gupta of LANL at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132.


Classical Group Rehearsal, 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Wesley Steele at X7893.



Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (EHS 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109.


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., cafeteria


"Phosphotyrosine Phosphatases: Regulators of Cell Motility and Adhesion" will be presented by Andrew Stoker of the Royal Society University, Oxford, at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.



Officer's Meeting at 12:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100.


"Electrochemical Surface Reconstruction" will be presented by Alexei Kornyshev of Forschungszentrum Juelich (KFA), Germany, at 1:30 p.m., in Bldg. 66-316.


Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



"Electric Motor and Belt Retrofits" will be presented by Steve Greenberg of the In-House Energy Management Group at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


"Electron Microscopy and Hydrocarbon Catalysis: Structure-Activity Correlations Observed on Thin Film Noble Metal Catalysts" will be presented by Konrad Hayek of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, at 1:30 p.m., in Bldg. 66-316.




Dining Center -- August 12-16


F l e a M a r k e t

Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to [email protected], Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


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'76 MERCEDES BENZ 280, 4-dr, runs well, leaving area, must sell, $1800/b.o. 531-8844

'80 FORD Fairmont, a/t, 97K mi., 6-cyl, new brakes, starter, & battery, AM/FM cass., clean, leaving country, must sell, $750/b.o. Mimo, X4824, 526-7388 (eve.)

'82 TOYOTA Tercel, 158K mi., a/t, runs very well, well maint., recent brake job, tires, body so-so, $1450/b.o. 741-7732 (eve.)

'84 SUBARU GL, 5-spd, 4-dr, 163K mi., blue, cass/stereo, asking $1250. Erik, 548-7102

'85 HONDA CRX HF, 2-dr hatchbk, 5-spd, red/silver, very gd cond., AM/FM cass., 40+ mpg, 101K mi., new tires & shocks, $3525/b.o. Eric, 524-7852

'86 HONDA Accord, 4-dr, 5-spd, orig. owner, clean inside & out, runs well, $3600/b.o. Michael, X6748

'86 HONDA Prelude Si, loaded w/all extras, 5-spd, 93K mi., top cond., 1 owner, all records, $5700 firm. Steve, (415) 459-7430

'87 HONDA Civic, 3-dr, 5-spd, a/c, stereo, 111K mi., engine replaced, new tires, $2490. Ulli, X5347, 601-6541

'87 TOYOTA pickup, 4x4, stereo, a/c, new clutch, $5K/b.o. X5415, 672-2446

'88 FORD Tempo GLS, 90K mi., 4-dr, gd cond., $3300/b.o. Nir, X4491, 528-2371

'88 HONDA Accord, 120K mi., very gd cond. inside & out, moving, must sell, asking $4300. 234-0470 (eve.)

'88 VOLVO 760 turbo wgn, leather, sunroof, loaded, 139K mi., 1 yr. warranty on engine, $9500. Mari, X5932

'90 MAZDA MPV van, 52K mi., a/t, dual a/c, 6 cyl., exc. cond., $10K/b.o. Norman, X5624, 841-9216 (after 8 p.m.)

'91 SUBARU Legacy wgn, 81K mi., exc. cond., 4-dr, a/t, a/c, AM/FM, leaving, must sell, $6K. X4464, 549-9077

CAR STEREO, Alpine system, 100 watt (4x25), tuner/amp/cass./CD controller, detachable faceplate, 6-disc CD changer, transferable warranty, $600/b.o. Brad, 658-9615

ENGINE, Ford 390, w/C6 manual trans., carburetor, headers, etc., like new. 906-9786

TRAILER, '84 Jayco, fold-down, sink, stove, slps 6, exc. cond., new paint, $1950. Terry, 674-1303


VANPOOL, starting from the Tri-Valley area - Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, we only need 1-2 more riders. Philip, X6583


FOOTBALL, 49er season tickets and/or rights, 3 together, lower box, sec. 10, row Z. Daryl, X5901, (707) 643-2895


BABY-SITTER, 2 days/wk req'd, prefer in exchange for housing, must have exp. & recommendations. Roberto, X6586, Angela, 527-2552

BABY-SITTER for 2 yr. old baby. Elisabetta, 841-8763

CAT GYM/scratching pole, lg.; sm. color TV. Christa, X7770

CHILEANS to celebrate the "18" (national holiday in Sept.) w/Chilean food & music. Denise, X4221, Maria, X4035


CHAIR, $20; upholstered rocking chair, $50; dinner table, $20. Rose, X7554, 236-6815

COFFEE TABLE, blk lacquer, 30" sq., 22" high, $45; inlaid Italian provincial coffee table, 74x21x14" high, w/matching end table, 27" sq., 20" high w/storage, $150/pr. Stan, 758-8017

CORDLESS PHONE, Panasonic KX-T3855, exc. cond., new battery, illuminated keypad, 10 ch., intercom, moving, $60/b.o. Jan, X4417, 548-7120

DESK, lg., $40; desk, sm., $20; dining table, seats 8, $20, 2 roller chairs, $5 ea.; 4-drwr dresser, real wood, $15. 234-0470 (eve.)

DINING TABLE, maple, 42x60, drop-leaf, $300; dining set, 42" dia., oak, $450; bed, queen, Sealy, $400; dbl futon w/pine frame, $150; single futon, $50; exc. couch, $200; upholstered chair, $25; 3-1/2 x 5 wool area rug, $25; lamps; Craftsman 10" table saw, $300; Roland 4000 spinet piano w/sequencer & software $2500; Commodore Amiga 3000 w/UNIX, tape drive $1500; lg. EPI speakers, $300/pr.; JVC turntable, $125; Philco VCR, $35; NordicTrack Walkfit, $250; figure skates, woman's sz. 5-1/2, $20; 2 youth tennis rackets $10 ea., best reasonable offers. Cate, X5835, Bill, X7493, 558-8617

DISHWASHER, full sz., portable Kitchen Aid, solid wood chopping block, 3 yr. old, $500; Nishiki MTBs, 21.5" Deore XT/XTR-$500; 22" commuter, $150; Windsurfer, Hy Fly, 11.5' w/sails(2), mast, boom & hardware $600. Rick, X7341, 234-0451

ELECTRIC BED, head or feet can be raised independently, $1K/b.o. Marie, X4317

EXERCISE MACHINE, Lifestyler Cardiofit plus, paid $260, take $120; 5-pack of unopened 4 to 6 hr video tapes, $10; blk steel frame futon & pad $90; blk vinyl couch, $90; blk 6' floor halogen lamp, $10; director's chair w/grn seat & back, $18; blk dining room set for two, 2 chairs & table, $75, all items are 6 mo. old. Kris, X5571

GARAGE SALE, Sat., 8/17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cedar at Grant, Berkeley, to benefit Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra

MACINTOSH PowerBook Duo 250 12/200, incl. 14.4 modem, dock, keyboard & mouse, $1200. Bill, X6693, 601-1404

MOVING SALE, desk, $50; tall lamp, $10; cabinet, heavy, at least 6' tall, 4+2 shelves, $50. Sasa, X6205

MOVING SALE, table w/4 chairs, $60; bookshelves, $15; futon, $40; color TV, $50; lamps, $5-$10. Martin, X4828, 848-2217

MOVING SALE, furn., household items & more, 2466 Virginia #105, Berkeley, Sat., 8/10,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NORDIC TRACK Walk Fit Pro, brand-new cond., $350; Tunturi C401 stepper, $50. Michelle, X5877

STEREO, mini/bkcase, Yorx, 2 spkrs, dual cass., turntable, gd cond., $20/b.o. Benerva, X4787, 849-9560

TAMALES, home-made, fresh, prepared Wed., avail. Thurs., pork w/red chili, $16/dz., grn chili w/cheese, $18/dz. Richard, X5087

TENT, new, 8'X10', never used, waterproof flr, $125; workout machine, Cardio Glide, like new, $150; Wentworth China, "Pampas" pattern, service for 8, incl. platter, serving bowl & gravy boat, $150. 799-3608 (eve.)

WASHING MACHINE, Whirlpool, lg. cap., heavy-duty, soak, perma-press short & reg. cycles, 3 yr. old, exc. cond., asking $150. Doyle, X4568, 538-9456

WADING POOL, children's, w/slide for toddlers. $15/b.o.; wrought-iron fence, w/gate & installation hardware, new, never installed, $330 new, $220/b.o.; kitchen table, heavy pine, dk color, 2 leaves, (48" dia. round w/o leaves in), $60/b.o., chairs avail. at addt'l cost. Philip, X6583

WATER FILTERS, NSA, sink installation. Marek, X5029, 582-5867


BERKELEY, College/Ashby, rms in Elmwood home, $450/mo., incl. bkfast. 849-2056, 273-9012 (msg.)

BERKELEY, Elmwood, furn. 1-bdrm+ apt, sunny, walk to UCB & public trans., lg. garden terrace overlooking Berkeley Hills, split-level w/lg. windows, linen, dishes, TV, hi-fi, VCR, microwave, for non-smoker, avail. late Aug. (flex.), min. 10 mo., $885/mo. 843-6325 (msg.)

BERKELEY, Walnut Sq. (Vine & Shattuck), studio apt, hardwd flrs, easy walk to LBNL shuttle, upper flr, sublet for Sept. & Oct. only, $500/mo. Joanne, 527-9977

BERKELEY, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, converted garage suitable for study, sm. enclosed yd, 4 blks from 4th St. dist., non-smokers, avail. 8/19, $975/mo. 528-0172

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WANTED: house to rent by ALS visitors, late Sept. & Oct. Fred, X4892

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FOUND: wire-framed glasses, gold, man's, found Mon., 8/5, Bldg. 71J. Lori, X4737


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