The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is an organization run by and for about 1000 postdocs and early career scientists working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We organize many activities to strengthen our ties to the Lab, to each other and to the (Berkeley) Bay Area. Our goal is to facilitate social interactions, scientific exchanges, seminars and general orientation.
Category: <span>Social activities</span>

Thanksgiving Pot Luck Lunch

While Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when Americans would gather with family, many postdocs live far from family or come from overseas. On Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2023, BLPA hosted a Thanksgiving potluck lunch in the Postdoc Union office so that these postdocs could partake in the festivities. Everyone brought a …

Hiking: Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

The participants of the event at Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park on Saturday, October 21st, 2023, relished their 7.5-mile hike through the hidden redwood forest, conveniently located near downtown Oakland. Along the trail, they had the chance to explore the Chabot Space and Science Center. Kshitiz kindly offered guided tours of …


On Saturday January 28th, many postdocs went to the Pacific Pipe gym to practice bouldering, a style of rock climbing. The event was well attended and everybody had a great time! If you are interested in rock climbing, please consider joining our next event.