SLAM (Science Leadership and Management) hosts a seminar with 2005 Nobel Laureate (Chemistry) and Caltech professor Robert Grubbs, who will speak on “The Joys and Perils of Translating Fundamental Science into Commercial Products.” The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. in 105 Stanley Hall (UC Berkeley). A reception takes place at 4:30 p.m. in the Stanley Hall B-Level Atrium. More>
Interested in helping local elementary schools get kids excited about science and engineering? Join UC and Lab scientists in volunteering for Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS), which seeks to foster scientific curiosity in kids and teachers through hands-on classroom experiences. A kick-off event takes place Friday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in 775 Tan Hall. More>
Workforce Development & Education‘s Laleh Coté published a story in GradNews about her career path at Berkeley Lab, starting with her experiences as an intern for Gary Andersen. She is now a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, and received a NSF fellowship to conduct research in STEM education and learning. A message from the Dean of the Graduate Division followed the publication.
SkyDeck — which combines Silicon Valley acceleration with University of California resources — gives startups the opportunity to launch and compete with industry leaders. SkyDeck has a large and active network of investors and hosts a Demo Day at the end of each session. To qualify, a team member must have a UCSF, UC Berkeley, or Berkeley Lab affiliation. Applications are due Sept. 23. More>
The four-week course will be held Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 7, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Also offered is a two-part series “Designing Your Future Self: Life After Full-time Work” on Oct. 14 and 21. E-mail email@example.com or phone 642-5461 to register.
Sarah Mojarad of Caltech will discuss how a deeper understanding of social media concepts helped her science students improve their ability to communicate discoveries and research. Her talk runs from 2-3 p.m. in 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, and is sponsored by the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute. More>
UC Berkeley researchers have found a promising new drug target within the pathway that controls production of a cell’s thousands of proteins. That is appealing, in part, because it appears to control production of only a few percent of the body’s many proteins, those critical to regulating the growth and proliferation of cells. Jamie Cate of the Biosciences Area led the study. More>
By examining the chemical makeup of young blood, bioengineers, including David Schaffer of the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, have discovered a drug that could turn back the age clock. More>
CEO Matt Scullin co-founded startup Alphabet Energy in 2009 with Peidong Yang, materials science and chemistry professor at UC Berkeley and faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab. In a Berkeley Engineer magazine story, Alphabet was noted for “producing the most efficient thermoelectric devices ever made for waste-heat recovery.” More>
Tinoco (an affiliate in the Biosciences Area) has been a pioneer in many fields, but he is most known for his invaluable contribution to the study of RNA folding. He has taught in UC Berkeley’s chemistry department for 59 years. More>