News Archive: 2018
SLAC’s third annual Multicultural Food Festival and Fundraiser was a success – 271 attendees sampled 36 different types of dishes and raised $1,327 (after all festival expenses) for the Summer Science Institute, in partnership with the Greene Scholars Program.
SLAC’s third annual Multicultural Food Festival and Fundraiser is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SUSB lobby (Building 53).
On June 19, 1865, Union Army Major General Gordon Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Texas. It was two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had come into effect across the Confederated States of America, but this day – “Juneteenth” – became a national symbol for the ending of slavery in the U.S.
Diversity and inclusion is a top priority at SLAC. Deepening the culture of inclusivity will ensure that the richness of different backgrounds and perspectives join to create an environment of engagement and respect, as well as innovative thinking, decision-making and practices.
The Alonzo W. Ashley Internship Program was named in honor of Al Ashley, who retired from SLAC in 1999 after 31 years of dedicated and exemplary service, particularly in the area of championing diversity in the sciences and engineering. During his tenure at SLAC, Al pioneered programs that promoted diversity and encouraged career development for employees, and career exploration for talented students. He was a recipient of a 2005 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in recognition of his outstanding mentoring efforts and programs that enhanced the participation of historically underrepresented groups in science, mathematics, and engineering. Al served as a mentor to hundreds of emerging scientists and engineers during their journey to their chosen field.
CORE would like to welcome our new SLAC executive sponsor, LCLS Director Mike Dunne. Mike succeeds our previous executive sponsor, SLAC CFO Suzanne Davidson. We'd like to thank Suzanne for her tremendous leadership and support over the past two years in helping CORE run its two tentpole events, the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute and the Multicultural Food Festival. Thank you Suzanne!
Former SLAC employee relations manager Al Ashley was profiled in a Q&A, highlighting his award-winning efforts at cultivating STEM diversity at SLAC and elsewhere. There's even a cameo by our own Dorian Bohler, a former intern under the Alonzo W. Ashley Internship Program:
The members of C.O.R.E. would like to send our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Sean Kalsi, who is leaving SLAC to pursue a career in data analytics. Sean has been a valued C.O.R.E. member and was instrumental in bringing the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute to SLAC two years ago. The GSP Summer Science Institute provides a STEM outreach program at the lab to local students. We wish you the best in your future endeavors, Sean!