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SLAM: Science Leadership and Management

SLAM

Fall 2014 SLAM has begun, Mondays @ 5:30PM in 106 Stanley – see the calendar below!

For workshop reminders and information about other SLAM events, click here to sign up for our mailing list!

What is SLAM?

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.

SLAM is sponsored by QB3 and VSPA, with additional support from the Department of Chemistry and the LBNL Chemical Sciences Division.

For more information, please contact Abby Knight.

Fall 2014 Workshops (Mondays at 5:30 pm in 106 Stanley Hall):

Date

Speaker

Topic

09/08/14

Amy Herr
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering,
UC Berkeley

Motivating group members

09/15/14

Jailza Pauly
Haas School of Business and Jailza Pauly
Coaching & Consulting
Markus Pauly
Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Hiring and recruiting

09/22/14

Janet Stemwedel
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy,
San Jose State University

Ethics in science

09/29/14

Angelica Stacy
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Noticing and avoiding implicit bias

10/06/14

TBA

TBA

10/13/14

TBA

TBA

10/20/14

Daniel O'Leary
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry,
Pomona College

Being a professor at an undergraduate institution

10/27/14

Ron Zuckermann
Senior Scientist & Facility Director, LBL

Valuing relationships vs. short term productivity

11/03/14

TBA

TBA

11/10/14

Bob Bergman
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
UC Berkeley

Mentoring / Q&A session

11/17/14

Cleo Salisbury
Genentech

Management in industry

11/24/14

THANKSGIVING BREAK

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12/01/14

TBA

TBA

12/08/14

TBA

TBA

12/15/14

TBA

TBA

SLAM Organizers
2014 Organizers (From Left to Right): Bob Bergman, Ben Thuronyi, Jess Lee, Cheri Ackerman, Abby Knight, Michael Cole, Latisha Paw U, John Haberstroh. (Not pictured): Anna Harley-Trochimczyk, Annie Chantarojsiri.


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