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CERT Training in January

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

Limited Seats for Harassment Prevention Workshops on Dec. 18

Harassment prevention training often focuses on what not to do, but a new series of interactive workshops that concentrate on encouraging a welcoming and collaborative workplace at the Lab is being offered. Limited seats are available for supervisor and employee trainings on Dec. 18. More>

Free Programming Fundamentals Training on Dec. 10

This half-day course is a free introduction to the basics of effective programming practices that even experienced programmers may not have effectively learned. The course is offered by the IT Division and will be taught on the UC Berkeley campus. No prior knowledge necessary. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Lab Recognizes First Graduates of Early Career Enrichment Program

At a recent ceremony, Mike Witherell and Horst Simon recognized the first graduates of the Lab’s innovative Early Career Enrichment Program (ECEP). Attendees celebrated the program’s pilot year and shared ideas to shape the program moving forward. ECEP is designed to broaden the exposure of outstanding early career researchers at the Lab. Go here for more information on the program and a list of graduates.

IT Division Offers Free Big Data Training on Dec. 4 and 5

The last in a series of Xsede HPC workshops, offered Dec. 4 and 5 at Berkeley Lab from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on big data and the use of Hadoop and SPARK. Registration is required by Thursday, Nov. 29.

Limited Seats Available for Interactive Harassment Prevention Workshop

There are limited seats available for two interactive-theater harassment prevention workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 auditorium and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Building 66 auditorium. Click on one of the dates above to register. Those attending will receive credit for the required annual harassment prevention webinar. For more information, contact [email protected].

Jan. 17-18 Internship Preparatory Workshop

This free two-day workshop held at Berkeley Lab is intended to prepare potential Workforce Development & Education interns through an immersive experience, giving a sense of the breadth of research, world class scientific instruments, and Berkeley Lab culture. Apply here. Applications due Nov. 30.

Free ‘Introduction to Deep Learning in R’ Training on Nov. 28

This workshop introduces the basic concepts of deep learning, the training and performance evaluation of large neural networks, especially for image classification, natural language processing, and time-series data. Go here for more information and to register.

Free Intro to Machine Learning in R training on Nov. 26 and 27

In this two-part workshop series, basic features of supervised machine learning algorithms will be discussed, including k-nearest neighbor, linear regression, decision tree, random forest, boosting, and ensembling. Training will be held at D-Lab, on the UC Berkely campus. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

Campus Talk Today on Communicating Scientific Research

How can you synthesize and translate your research for lay audiences, begin to think about applied science for global challenges while still in graduate school, or become an expert science communicator for science gatherings, government and civil society groups, and the press? UC Berkeley’s Dan Kammen will answer these and other questions at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 in UC Berkeley’s Blum Hall. More>