Today at Berkeley Lab

Register Now for Python Bootcamp

Don’t miss your chance to grab a seat at Software Carpentry’s popular Python Boot Camp. To be held at Berkeley Lab, August 19–21, the camp is designed to familiarize programmers of other languages (such as C, Java, FORTRAN, and Lisp) with the basics of Python. There’s a nominal fee (about $20) for the three days of training. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend an August 10 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide visiting 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 is required.

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Pipetting Techniques Brown Bag on August 4

The EHS Ergo Team is hosting an interactive session on pipetting techniques. This session will provide tips for improving accuracy, precision, and consistency while pipetting. The event takes place Tuesday, August 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for further information. More>

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Free ‘SciPhD’ Postdoc Bootcamp on Excelling in Team-Based Organizations

This two-day program (August 22 and 23) at the Clark Kerr Center focuses on the skills industry demands in order to be successful in entry-level positions and prepare participants for a leadership role in their professional career. The camp is free but a $100 deposit is required and will be returned upon completion. Go here to register. More>

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WiSE Computing Workshop at UC Davis August 17-18

This is Software Carpentry’s latest workshop for those in science, engineering, and related fields who identify as women, female, or on the non-binary spectrum. The program will teach computing skills to help researchers be more productive and effective. While the event is currently sold out, seats will be released soon. Go here to get added to wait list.

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Advanced Arduino Workshops on August 5

IT is offering two identical Advanced Arduino Workshops from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4pm. The class will focus on sensors, actuators and programming techniques. All materials will be provided. More>

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‘Physics In and Through Cosmology’ Workshop 2015

The Physics Division hosted the ninth “Physics in and Through Cosmology” workshop for high school physics teachers and students last month. Forty-two students and ten teachers from throughout the Bay Area participated in the five-day workshop. More>

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WSEC Sponsors Parenting Class on July 29

The Women Scientists and Engineers Council event takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 67-3111. This is the second in a series of monthly classes. The topic is “How Can I Get My Child to Listen?” More>

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Hazards and Controls in WPC

A goal of the new Work Planning and Control (WPC) system is to improve how the lab communicates hazards and controls. If hazards and controls are not clear to you, ask your Activity Lead(s) for clarification before you “Accept Conditions.” Go here for training videos on WPC.

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AGU Offers Free ‘Working With the Media’ Webinar

Participants can learn how to prepare for a newspaper, TV, or radio interview, what to do when a reporter calls, and how to establish relationships with journalists. The class, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, takes place Friday, May 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. More>

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