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CERT Training Offered in November

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? The Lab’s Emergency Management group will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in November. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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Applications Open for Cyclotron Road Fellowships

Electronics, clean energy, or advanced manufacturing researchers can get help in turning ideas into reality. Cyclotron Road is offering two years of funding, unencumbered access to world-class research facilities at the Lab and UC Berkeley, intensive mentorship, education, and networking. The deadline for fellowship applications is Oct. 31.

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Free MPI Programming Workshop Oct. 2-3

This IT Division-sponsored workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to Message Passing Interface (MPI) programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Go here to register by the September 27 deadline.

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Sept. 19 Brown Bag Will Help Answer Questions on Reclassifications, Promotions

A brown bag session on reclassification and promotion takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m., in Perseverance Hall (50-130). LaTonja Wright, an HR division partner will help attendees gain a better understanding of the Lab’s reclassification and promotion process and the tools used to assist in position analysis. The event is sponsored by the LBNL African American Resource Group.

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Workshop for BLISS Science Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 18 and 26

Employees interested in sharing science with kids at Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development centers are invited to attend training workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 18, or Wednesday, Sept. 26. Participants will learn to lead hands-on science activities in outdoor settings. Register here. Lunch provided.

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Berkeley Lab, BIDS Take on Big Data

This month, several Berkeley Lab-BIDS Fellows are organizing two of events to share their data-science expertise. Some are helping to organize a Machine Learning for Science (ML4Sci) Workshop, where they will train scientists to use machine learning applications on supercomputers. At the end of September, another group is hosting the California Water Data Hackathon to help address the state’s lack of access to clean water. More>

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Applications Open for DOE Graduate Research Program

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Research Program enables U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis at a Department of Energy national lab for 3 to 12 months in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. The goal is to prepare grad students for scientific careers that are aligned with DOE’s and the Office of Science’s mission. Deadline for applications is Nov. 15. More>

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Free Big Data Workshop Sept. 5-6

The workshop — sponsored by the IT Division — will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. This is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Registration deadline is Aug. 30.

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Course Sept. 12 to Oct. 3

Planning to retire from full-time work? Are you ready? The Berkeley Retirement Center is hosting a series of four classes that cover everything from retirement benefits to work-life transitions. The course takes place on Wednesdays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and to register.

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Software Carpentry Python Course Aug. 23-24

The IT Division is offering a two-day Python scientific programming course taught by Software Carpentry on Aug. 23-24. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another, and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Space is limited and registration is required.

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