The California Council on Science and Technology is accepting applications for 2018 Science & Technology Policy Fellows. As Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. The program trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip lawmakers with science-savvy staff. Applications are due Feb. 28. More>
Data Carpentry is organizing a three-day, hands-on hackathon aimed at developing, and later teaching, a short-course curriculum on using Jupyter notebooks for reproducible research practices. The event will be held Jan. 9 to 11 at the UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). More>
The Postdoc Association is organizing an information session on Open Access, with a speaker from MyScienceWork and details on the Lab’s publishing policies, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. Attendance is encouraged so that researchers can learn how to properly acknowledge Lab contributions. More>
Community Emergency Response Team training teaches employees emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16. Go here for more information, or contact Protective Services.
This is an updated and interactive alternative to the two-hour web module harassment curriculum. The training — Dec. 8, noon to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium — is for those who want to educate themselves in fostering a harassment free workplace and increase diversity and inclusion awareness. This course qualifies supervisors for their sexual harassment biennial requirement.
The wet lab boot camp, which took place Nov. 7-11, included 10 software developers from across the Lab’s Biosciences Area. It included participants from JBEI, Agile BioFoundry, JGI and other Berkeley Lab and Sandia National Lab departments. The camp’s goals were to strengthen the software developer community and collaboration with research scientists. More>
IT is offering a series of classes on Intro to Google Groups beginning on Nov. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 50B-4205. The class will review the benefits of Google Groups, which include file sharing, meeting invitations, and networking. Go here for more information and to register.
The training includes classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., running from December to March. Also, two weekend sessions are required in preparation for an exam and certification. Graduates can join the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team. Contact the Lab’s Emergency Management team for full details.More>
The Lab’s Cyber Security team is hosting a simulated phishing training program to help users recognize and report phishing emails. With a better understanding of these kinds of attacks, users can protect both themselves and the Lab. Participants will receive occasional simulated phishing emails to help them learn more about how to detect these kinds of attacks. Go here to sign up (see “Opting In” section).
The WD&E BLAZES workshop — Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — is for employees who are interested in volunteering for the BLAZES program. Attendees will learn about hands-on science activities conducted with students during their BLAZES visit. Register online online on or before Monday, Oct. 24.