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Seeking Abstracts for Berkeley Lab’s First ML4Sci Workshop

ML4Sci, a new workshop on machine learning (ML) for science at Berkeley Lab, will take place Sept. 4-6. Lab scientists and affiliates are encouraged to submit abstracts on their relevant ML for science projects. The workshop will feature overviews of ML applications and provide hands-on training on NERSC systems. The deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 20. Registration deadline for the workshop is Aug. 27. More>

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Aug. 1 Postdoc Workshop: Job Hunting in Academia

Postdocs who want to learn more about jobs in academia can attend an Aug. 1 workshop, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 Auditorium. This is the first of a two-part presentation led by Bill Lindstaedt, who leads Career Advancement and International and Postdoctoral Services at UCSF. The first session will explore “Launching a Faculty Job Search and Preparing Application Materials.” Register here. More>

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IT Division Offers Free OpenMP Workshop on Aug. 7

The workshop will give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will gain a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. The workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment (XSEDE). Attendance is free, but space is limited. The registration deadline is Aug 2.

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CERT Training in August

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

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July 16 Workshop on Using Jupyter Computing to Analyze Water Data Quality

In a web tutorial this Monday, July 16, Lab scientists — in collaboration with Project Jupyter, UC Berkeley and Kitware, Inc. — will educate participants in the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge about using Jupyter notebooks to map and analyze California water quality data. More>

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IT Offers Software Carpentry Python Course July 25 and 26

IT Division is offering a two-day course in scientific programming in Python taught by Software Carpentry. 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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Physics Division Hosts QuarkNet Workshop

The Physics Division recently hosted the twelfth “Physics In and Through Cosmology” workshop for physics teachers and highly motivated high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Thirty-five students and thirteen teachers from throughout the Bay Area participated in the five-day workshop.

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Software Carpentry (Python) Course June 27-28

The IT Division is offering a two-day Software Carpentry course on scientific programming in Python. 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; registration is required.

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Grant Writing 101 Workshop on June 22

Dr. Michel Foure, founder of Berkeley Grant Writing, will host a Grant Writing 101 workshop for postdocs and early career scientists next Friday, June 22, from 1–3:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The workshop will cover basic grant writing principles, best practices, and provide numerous tips. Register here.

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June 13 Workshop on Informational Interviewing for Early Career Scientists

The Lab’s Peter Fiske will host a new workshop on June 13 that offers tips on conducting an effective informational interview. He will review the progress made by 33 Lab postdocs who joined the Informational Interview Challenge in January. Hear their stories of discovering opportunities and new directions through informational interviewing. The workshop starts at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Register here.

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