The Insight Data Science and Data Engineering Fellowships are intensive six-week postdoctoral training fellowships designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in big data. Jake Klamka, founder of the program, will describe the career transitions of past Fellows, including Berkeley Lab postdocs. Insight Fellows have hailed from diverse fields, including physics, astronomy, computational biology, neuroscience, medical imaging, math, statistics, and engineering; they are now data scientists and engineers at Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Square, Palantir, Netflix, and others. The first deadline to apply is March 23. Attend a brown bag on March 14 at noon in Perseverance Hall for more information.
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Applications are now being accepted for the Illumina Accelerator Program, a business accelerator focused on advancing innovation for the genomics industry. The inaugural session begins August 1. Invited participants will receive technology and business guidance, financial support, instrument access, and accelerator lab space. Go here for the application form, due May 16, and FAQs.
Participate in an upcoming volunteer workshop for the Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science (BLAZES) program. Learn to guide visiting 5th graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. BLAZES is an onsite program for which volunteers are needed daily from October until mid-May. You choose the date(s) when you can volunteer. The time commitment is from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the day(s) you volunteer. The workshop will be held, March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 7-211. Registration required.
The new Mac Pro workstation (pictured) will be featured at a special MUG meeting on Monday at noon in Building 50A-5132. Learn about its new capabilities as well as tools to help migration. IT is also hosting several classes on the newly launched video conferencing systems, which can help you get the most out of our new software offerings as well as the conference room video carts. Additional “Introduction to Arduino” classes are also scheduled, where you can learn the basics of programming for Arduino hardware. Classes on effective Powerpoint design and Excel for Science are also on the calendar. For more information about all these events, visit the IT website.
Conference Services has automated all conference/event approval forms online through the Event Approval Database. The process of going electronic allows DOE and the Lab to consolidate and accumulate information about attendees and projected costs for events. This course is designed for anyone that plans Lab and Division events that use DOE managed funds. It will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter lab hosted meetings and conferences, both on-site and off-site. Courses run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Event Approval Database Course (CFC0001): March 18
• Database Enhancements Course (CFC0005): Feb. 28 and April 24
Go here to register.
The Keiretsu Forum Academy’s three-session Capital Access Series — held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 22 and 29, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, at NextSpace Berkeley, 2081 Center Street — prepares entrepreneurs to effectively engage potential investors. Industry executives will lead sessions in topics from intellectual property and term sheets to team building and the perfect pitch. Class size is limited. Go here to register. The 1,000+ angel investors of the Keiretsu Forum have provided over $400M in early stage capital for high tech, life science, and other companies since the global network’s founding in 2000.
ReadyTalk is the audio and web conferencing product offered by the Lab’s Telephone Services. The service is very low cost and easy to use. A representative from ReadyTalk will be offering a free online webinar Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Reservations are not required. To join, go to www.readytalk.com and enter Access Code 2091624. Watch an overview of the service, gain expert tips and hear about new product enhancements. Time will be set aside for questions. For more information send e-mail to email@example.com or dial x7997.
Want to help engage fifth graders in science? Attend an upcoming Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science (BLAZES) workshop. Learn to guide visiting students as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. BLAZES is an on-site program and volunteers are needed daily from October to mid-May. Participants can choose when they want to volunteer. The time commitment is from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the day(s) that you are volunteering. The workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 7-211. Registration required.
Employees who want to learn strategies to lessen stress using instant relaxation techniques are invited to attend a free workshop on Monday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. This workshop will include a variety of office stretches and deep breathing exercises, which will can help people feel more energized and refreshed. The class will be led by Laurie Yamamoto of CARE Services.
For Aseel Honein, an architect, teacher and design activist from Lebanon, spending a month collaborating with scientists at Berkeley Lab was a dream come true. She got the opportunity to do so through the TechWomen 2013 program, which brought 76 women from 16 Middle Eastern and African countries to the U.S. in October for a five-week professional mentoring program. Five of these emerging leaders were hosted by colleagues from the Lab who worked closely with them on projects related to their burgeoning careers. More>