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Software Carpentry Bootcamp Offered Dec. 16-17

IT is offering its second installment of the two-day workshop dedicated to teaching scientists how to be better computer users on Dec. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Building 54-130. The class will cover everything from program design to version control and task automation. For more information and to register go here.

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Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Dec. 1 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 is required.

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EHS Ergo Team Hosts Keyboard Shortcuts Brown Bag on Nov. 11

The session — which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130) — offers tips and resources for Mac and PC keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can reduce the strain associated with repetitive mouse clicking and dragging. Bring your laptop to make it a “hands-on” experience. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for more information.

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Electric Circuits Workshop for BLISS Volunteers on Nov. 10

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide 4th graders as they safely explore simple and series circuits; learn about short circuits; and investigate batteries, conductors and insulators. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

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Export Control Training Sessions Set for No. 14 and Dec. 10

The classes will help staff understand the regulations that govern outbound exports and dissemination of information and technology to non-U.S. persons and entities. Both sessions will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Send e-mail here for more information. More>

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Intro and Advanced Arduino Classes on Nov. 6

The intro class (9 a.m. to noon) covers programming and building with Arduino and the basics of working with the Arduino board. The advanced class (1 to 4 p.m.) focuses on sensors, actuators and programming techniques. All materials will be provided. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities with Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a Nov. 3 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.

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Course for New Users of Online Event Approval Database

The course — designed for employees who plan Lab events that use DOE-managed funds, provides a step-by-step instruction on how to enter onsite or offsite meetings and conferences. This training must be completed to access the Event Approval database. The next course will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Building 90-0026. Registration required. Go here to review the Lab’s event policy.

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Applications Open for Undergrad, Faculty Summer Internships

Interns perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Deadline is Jan. 9. More>

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Need an Intern this Spring?

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for spring internship programs, which begin January 12 and continue for sixteen weeks through May 15. Applications are currently available online for review. More >

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