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Share Engaging Science Activities with Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Sept. 22 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. The BLAZES on-site program runs from October to May. Registration for the workshop is required. More>

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Breastfeeding Support Classes on Sept. 22 and Nov. 4

The three-and-a-half-hour classes will be at the Tang Center on the UC Berkeley campus. The sessions will include basic information, common problems and how to manage them, planning for return to work or school, and using breast pumps. Enrollment required. More>

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WSEC Hosts Stress Management Workshop On Sept. 8

Hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Participants will learn tips for identifying the effects of stress and strategies to reduce it, as well as instant relaxation techniques. More>

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Students Invited to Attend Cleantech Boot Camp

The Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute is hosting the event — held August 26 to 27 on campus — to help bring university research to market. The Molecular Foundry will be among those giving presentations. Go here to submit your name for consideration.

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New Website Will Help Staff Track Their Lab Training

On August 5, a new central training website — Berkeley Lab Training — will allow staff to access their training profiles, a list of all training courses available, a comprehensive course calendar, and overview of the types of training available. Go here to watch an overview video. Contact James Basore for more information.

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Demos Posted of New Processes for Proposals, Purchasing

Videos provide details on different facets of the Financial Systems Modernization (F$M) project. Watch the “Introduction Session” to get an overview. Full training will start in July. More>

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IT Offers Advanced Arduino Workshops on June 24

Classes offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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JCAP Hosts Solar Fuels Summer School

June 16 to 20 program offers lab experience in key research areas of sunlight-to-fuel conversion. More>

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Archiving Files/Records Class on April 25

Are you running out of space in your office, moving to a new office, or tasked with processing the records of retiring (or already retired) scientists? Learn more about files that need to be kept, which can be archived, which can be disposed of, and DOE and Lab compliance at a workshop put on by the Archives and Records Office (ARO) on Friday, April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 50B-4205. Go here to register. More>

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Public Affairs Offers Media Training Session on April 23

Berkeley Lab’s Office of Public Affairs is offering a series of onsite media training sessions. The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may find themselves talking to the news media or speaking in public. The program includes a brief primer on working with the news media and why it’s important to properly communicate science in these challenging budget times, and will offer an opportunity to practice delivering your messages on-camera. Each session is limited to six participants so early registration is suggested. The free class is led by former CBS News producer, and current Lab communications manager, Jon Weiner. The next session will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday April 23. Send e-mail here to register.

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