One of the special highlights of Open House was a noontime luncheon honoring
the nine Nobel laureates who did their scientific research at this Laboratory.
The five living Nobelists were joined at the luncheon by their family members and
the families of their four colleagues, plus the mayors of Berkeley and Oak-land.
In a ceremony after the luncheon, the nine roads running through the Laboratory
were named in honor of the Nobelists: Ernest Lawrence (Berkeley Lab's founder and
namesake); Edwin McMillan, Glenn Sea- borg, Emilio Segrè, Owen Chamberlain,
Melvin Calvin, Luis Alvarez, Donald Glaser, and Yuan Lee. The Laboratory also
installed an entrance sign featuring the bronze image of Ernest Orlando Lawrence.
In education, the Laboratory continued its traditionally close ties with the
neighboring UC Berkeley campus. Each year, nearly one thousand graduate and
undergraduate students make the trip up the hill from Cal to Berkeley Lab to
participate in our scientific research projects. A growing number of students are
also now coming to the Lab from UC Davis and other campuses. The Laboratory also
continued to work with grade school children, primarily through its Center for
Science and Engineering Education (CSEE). Berkeley Lab has been the lead
laboratory in the highly acclaimed Bay Area Science and Technology Education
Collaboration, and is a founding member of the Science Education Academy of the
Bay Area and a contributor to the PBS science series, "The New Explorers."