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.

SLAM group members overlooking a railing in Stanley Hall.
2024 SLAM organizers in Stanley Hall. Photo: Justin Wang.

This is a seminar/workshop 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 SLAM leadership at berkeley.slam@gmail.com. You can also find us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Spring 2024 SLAM panels and workshops

Fall 2023 SLAM panels and workshops

Spring 2023 SLAM panels and workshops

Helpful resources for SLAM members

Past SLAM seminars:

Spring 2022 SLAM Workshops

Fall 2021 SLAM Workshops

Spring 2021 SLAM Workshops

Fall 2020 SLAM Workshops

Spring 2020 SLAM Workshops

Fall 2019 SLAM Seminars