Employees who want to learn strategies to lessen stress using instant relaxation techniques are invited to attend a free workshop on Monday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. This workshop will include a variety of office stretches and deep breathing exercises, which will can help people feel more energized and refreshed. The class will be led by Laurie Yamamoto of CARE Services.
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For Aseel Honein, an architect, teacher and design activist from Lebanon, spending a month collaborating with scientists at Berkeley Lab was a dream come true. She got the opportunity to do so through the TechWomen 2013 program, which brought 76 women from 16 Middle Eastern and African countries to the U.S. in October for a five-week professional mentoring program. Five of these emerging leaders were hosted by colleagues from the Lab who worked closely with them on projects related to their burgeoning careers. More>
In response to overwhelming demand, IT has added four additional “Introduction to Arduino” hands-on classes in December. The three-hour classes provide an introduction to programming and building with the Arduino open hardware platform. Arduino kits and hardware and provided for use in the class. Choose from one of four classes: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 or 5. For additional information and to register (required) visit the IT website.
As part of the Computational Research Division’s strategic emphasis on increasing the role of computation in all aspects of scientific discovery, the group last week hosted a one-day workshop on Machine Learning for Science. The generation of data is now often outstripping the abilities of researchers to manage, analyze and understand the data. Machine learning, the development and use of advanced techniques to automatically classify data, detect patterns or extract results, is arguably the most widely used methodology to deal with data of this size and complexity. The workshop looked at increasing the role of machine learning in the areas of climate research, cosmology, materials, microtomography and metagenomics. More>
Nov. 13 — Intro to Smartsheet
Nov. 15 and 19 — Intro to FUZE Video Conferencing Platform
Nov. 18 — Web Programming for Scientists
Nov. 18 — iPad, iWork and FileMaker Mobile Solutions
Nov. 19 — Object-Oriented Programming for Scientists
Nov. 20 — Powerpoint Psychology
Go here for more information and to register.
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? As part of American Archives Month, you can 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 sponsored by the Archives and Records Office and the IT Division on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Building 50A-5132. Go here to register and select ITD0508 Archiving Files & Records.
Employees interested in sharing engaging science activities with local students are invited to participate in an upcoming volunteer workshop for the Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Science (BLAZES) program. In this workshop participants will learn 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. BLAZES is an onsite program. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to noon, October through next May. The workshop will be held Monday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 7-211. Registration is required. Lunch is provided.
Compelling images are a powerful way to advertise and communicate your research. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, science illustrator, Zina Deretsky, will give a practical talk on methods to build and improve your scientific images from the napkin sketch stage to publication and presentation. The event takes place at noon in Building 67-3111. Light refreshments served. More>
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 10:00 a.m. till noon on Thursday, September 26. Send e-mail here to register.
IT will be offering three-hour introductory hands-on classes on the open source hardware platform Arduino on August 22. Two identical classes will be available, one from 9 a.m. to noon and one from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The classes will cover Arduino basics, and all materials will be provided. Scientists throughout the world are making use of inexpensive Arduino hardware in experiments; this course will provide the foundation to help you understand how Arduino can help with your work. For more information and to register, visit the IT Website.