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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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Registration Now Open for Parenting Classes

The bi-monthly classes will provide “some new perspectives and some tangible tools that participants can use immediately to improve cooperation, mutual respect, and self-discipline in their children.” The first class takes place on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. More>

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June 15 Event Approval Database Training

This course — designed for staff that plan events that use DOE managed funds — will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter Lab-hosted meetings and conferences, both on- and off-site. The two-hour training begins at 1:30 p.m. on June 15.

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How to Access Your Training When JHA Goes Away

Since the Lab is transitioning from the JHA to the new Work Planning & Control process, the JHA is no longer the place to view and access your training. Instead of JHA, you can now use the Berkeley Lab Training system. Here are two short videos (one for staff and one for supervisors) that show how.

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UC Hosts Team Science Retreat in Oct. 23-26

Participants will get tips on expanding their capacity to conduct team science, enhancing their research leadership skills and competencies, and preparing winning proposals. The retreat will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. All expenses paid, including on-site childcare, for successful applicants. Deadline is June 15. More>

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‘Dry Ice Investigations’ Workshop for Lab Volunteers on May 11

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide students in grades 6-8 as they explore dry ice, and plan and conduct their own investigations. Participants are eligible to borrow a materials kit. Register here.

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