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Let’s Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!
A Symposium on Maintaining Happiness in a Challenging Career

LHAATDS is returning this year with an exciting line-up of speakers from highly diverse backgrounds and at various stages of their science careers, from science educators to renowned tenured professors. At this conference, you will hear from excellent communicators inspiring stories that will help you thrive and enjoy this challenging career. Come join us! Coffee, light snacks, and lunch will be provided! Coffee & snacks begin at 8:30 am, and the first talk will begin at 9 am. Please email for more information.

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
TIME: 9 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Stanley 106
REGISTRATION: Please register here if you plan to attend this event

List of confirmed speakers (subject to change, in no particular order): 

  • Steve Whitelam (LBL): a material scientist passionate about science writing
  • Eugene Cordero (San Jose State University): a climate scientist passionate about educational outreach
  • Michael Mayhew (LLNL): a computational biologist who tries to teach computers to diagnose people’s diseases
  • Traci Grzymala (UC Berkeley): trained as an insect biologist and now brings science and scientists to elementary schoolers
  • Marla Feller (UC Berkeley): a physicist-turned-neuroscientist seeking to understand the circuitry of vision
  • Lior Pachter (Caltech): a computational biologist who raises questions about integrity in science