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Publications

Academic Articles Romero, V., Foreman, J., Strang, C., Rodriguez, L., Payan, R.,  Moore-Bailey, K., & Olsen, S. (In press). Racial […]

Military family at the keva station

Blue Star Museums

The Lawrence extends free admission to Blue Star Families year-round. Blue Star Museums tickets are available from the Visitor Services Desk at The Lawrence.

Optical Illusion challenge

Optical Illusions

Design, build, and test your own optical illusion while learning about the human eye as part of our newest Ingenuity challenge. Observe and compare how optical illusions work as you create fun and unique designs.

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence
09/16/2021
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Smoky Skies Ahead: How to Reduce Indoor Smoke Exposure to Improve Public Health during Wildfire Season

Berkeley Lab scientist Dr. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita examines the patterns of inhalation exposure from wildfire smoke and the associated […]

A scientist looks through a microscope
08/19/2021
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – The Periodic Table: How the Basic Elements of Life are Advancing the Frontiers of Research

Berkeley Lab scientist Kathy Shield will walk us through the f-elements, the elusive, and often dismissed, bottom two rows of […]

A woman in a field of lotus flowers
08/12/2021
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Grounds for Science – Life Finds a Way and The Impacts of Food Trade

Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade Step into any supermarket in the US and you are likely […]

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.
07/28/2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Lecture Series – The Science of Happiness

We will zero in on a core finding: that true happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and […]

Grounds for Science presents Representation in Research: The Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Heart Disease & The Good Side of Viruses: Engineering Viruses for Therapeutic Development
04/08/2021
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Grounds for Science – Representation in Research and The Good Side of Viruses

Grab an after-work beverage of your choice for a fun night of science, trivia, and socializing with two budding UC Berkeley researchers.

Midday Science Cafe presents Adapting to Change: The Future of California's Water-Energy Nexus
04/15/2021
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Midday Science Cafe – Adapting to Change: The Future of California’s Water-Energy Nexus

Water and energy, two intricately connected systems, are critical to California’s future as we face increasing urbanization and climate change. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll hear from two researchers studying the connection between water and energy, or the “water-energy nexus”.

Grounds for Science presents From Brain to Behavior: Using Advanced Technologies to Probe Population Activity in the Brain and Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air: Strategies from Bacteria, Algae, and Plants
07/08/2021
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Grounds for Science – From Brain to Behavior & Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air

Grounds for Science presents From Brain to Behavior: Using Advanced Technologies to Probe Population Activity in the Brain featuring April Myers, Vision Science Graduate Group & Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air: Strategies from Bacteria, Algae, and Plants featuring Julia Borden, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology.

The Lawrence Hall of Science
07/20/2021
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

07/21/2021
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

FOSS Summer Camp

Science teachers and administrators from grades pre-K through 8 are gathering for a two-day virtual expedition like no other. Join us, either day or both. Huddle ’round the monitor as science education experts share their secrets. And come away prepared to teach hands-on science as never before. Workshop: All Professional Development: FOSS P.D. July 20 – 21, 2021 every day 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance
06/23/2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Lecture Series – Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance

Did you know that you have been helping to manage the COVID pandemic, just by going to the bathroom? Since April 2020, a large team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley has been working with local partners to monitor wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance, featuring Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Midday Science Cafe presents Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Future
06/17/2021
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Midday Science Cafe – Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Future

Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological systems, and researchers are using it to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, from medicine, to energy and the environment, to agriculture and beyond. In this Midday Science Cafe, we will hear from researchers making headway in two areas of synthetic biology. Featuring Dr. Yuzhong Liu and Dr. Changman Kim.

Midday Science Cafe presents Harnessing Machine Learning for Science
05/20/2021
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Midday Science Cafe – Harnessing Machine Learning for Science

How can we improve machine learning to better solve complex scientific problems? By advancing methods that are built to handle sophisticated algorithms and the three-dimensional geometry of physical systems. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll learn from two researchers tackling these challenges in order to make machine learning more effective.

TechHive AI

TechHive AI

Explore the intersection of AI and cybersecurity, how it can help protect us, and the potential threats it poses. TechHive AI program for high school juniors and seniors is now accepting applications. Apply by May 17th.

Science at Cal Lecture Series presents The Oakland EcoBlock: A novel approach to building resilient communities
04/28/2021
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Lecture Series – The Oakland EcoBlock: A Novel Approach to Building Resilient Communities

Addressing climate change brings challenges on several different fronts. In this talk, we’ll learn from Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier about the Oakland EcoBlock project, funded by the California Energy Commission and led by UC Berkeley researchers in collaboration with Berkeley Lab and the City of Oakland, which proposes a way to meet these multiple challenges.

Children playing on Pheena the Whale
04/13/2021
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

04/15/2021
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

COVID-19: An environmental and social justice context for learning

Topic: COVID-19: An environmental and social justice context for learning What: A series of two 90–min sessions of free, online, […]

Students in front of The Lawrence
03/23/2021
4:00 p.m.–03/31/2021
5:30 p.m.

04/01/2021
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Mapping for Spatial and Environmental Literacy

Who: Mini PL Series for 6th-12th grade science, history, math, computer and social science teachers and instructional coaches.  What: Join […]

A group gathers to celebrate new years with falling confetti
12/31/2020

NYE Day Party

Thursday, December 31, 2020 NYE Day Party Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Day Party! This year we […]

A young person looks through a telescope of the view at The Lawrence.
08/20/2020
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: How XR Experiences in Museums Can Support Equity and Inclusion

Lunch & Learn: How XR Experiences in Museums Can Support Equity and Inclusion Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:30 p.m. – […]

A group of people attending a conference.
12/14/2020
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Reflecting on Fall 2020: Examining High School Science Teaching Practices

Monday, December 14, 2020 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free with registration Join BaySci online on December 14 to reflect […]

Go Carbon Neutral! A Transportation Challenge. A photo of multiple highways criss-crossing a green forest.

Go Carbon Neutral

What will it take to create a carbon-neutral future? UC Berkeley undergraduate students are invited to explore innovation transportation solutions […]

A child looks through a telescope.
10/30/2020
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

10/31/2020
5:30 p.m.–10/31/2021
6:30 p.m.

Virtual Science Spooktacular

Friday, October 30, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $5 per family (free for Members) […]

A young person performing a science experiment using dry ice.
12/08/2020
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Innovations & Inspirations 2020: A Virtual Benefit Event for the Lawrence Hall of Science

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:00–5:30 p.m., VIP Science Experience 5:30–6:30 p.m., Main Event About the Event 2020 has changed the […]