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SLAM: Science Leadership and Management


Grad school is a great place to gain scientific expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a PhD. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, grad students from Chemistry, Physics, and MCB founded SLAM: Science Leadership and Management.

This is a seminar series focused on understanding the many interpersonal interactions critical for success in a scientific lab, as well as some practical aspects of lab management.  The target audience for this course is upper-level science graduate students with broad interests and backgrounds, and the skills discussed will be applicable to a variety of career paths. Postdocs are also welcome to attend.

Sessions for Fall 2013 have been completed. Please sign up for our mailing list for updates about Fall 2014!

Our workshop, "Conflict Management & Negotiation" will be taking place on January 18, 2014. Find more information or register at berkeleySLAM.eventbrite.com.

SLAM is sponsored by QB3 with additional support from the Department of Chemistry and Professor Robert Bergman.

SLAM Organizers
2013 Organizers (with help from Donna Hendrix, QB3 Managing Director)
back: John Haberstroh (Physics), Allie Obermeyer (Chemistry), Ben Thuronyi (Chemistry)
front: Anna Goldstein (Chemistry), Teresa Lee (MCB), Robert Bergman (faculty sponsor, Chemistry)


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