AWIS NCC Annual Picnic

Thanks to all of you who attended the Northern California Chapters of AWIS (East Bay, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento) 11th annual summer potluck picnic on Saturday, August 12th!

A bunch of folks from all the chapters showed up, along with their friends and family. It was a great day — despite the wind blowing our plates all over the place (haha).

Saturday, August 12th 2017
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Beresford Park
2720 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403

An Evening with Dr. Christine Carter

Join us for a delightful evening of dinner, networking, an insightful talk, and go home with a book! Best-selling author and sociologist Christine Carter shares how to increase your ability to get things done and enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to create. This event was sold out.

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Wednesday, July 12th 2017
5:30pm-8:30pm
UC Berkeley
2063 Valley Life Sciences Building (dinner & networking starting at 5:30pm)
2060 Valley Life Sciences Building (lecture hall starting at 7pm)
Berkeley, CA 94720

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
The East Bay Chapter for the Association for Women in Science is excited to partner with the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center to present this event. Carter will share the latest research on productivity and elite performance. Using surprising science and lively anecdotal evidence, Carter offers a practical game plan for mitigating stress by working with our brain’s innate hard-wiring to increase happiness, balance, and ultimately, success.

She’ll discuss:
• What happens to our brain when we tip into overwhelm
• Why some digital habits make us less productive (even as they make us feel harder working)
• Easy-to-implement strategies to harness the power of your unconscious mind

Event registration includes dinner and a paperback copy of “The Sweet Spot.” Discounted rates for AWIS members and students.

It’s summer at the university, so parking is easy! Berkeley city street parking is free after 6pm. This event is easy to get to from Downtown Berkeley BART. For transportation options, see here.

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AGENDA

5:30-7:00pm Dinner and networking (room 2063 VLSB)
7:00-8:30pm Christine Carter talk (lecture hall 2060 VLSB)

SPEAKER BIO


About Christine Carter, Ph.D.
A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less (2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Drawing on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, Carter demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.

A sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach, Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, Medium.com, and several other websites.

And if you’re a parent — check out Christine Carter’s parenting videos at the Greater Good Science Center!

Be a mentor!

Biotech Partners (BP), founded in 1993, is an award winning non-profit organization that provides a year long rigorous hands-on academic and job training for populations typically under-represented in the sciences, especially students of color, young women and those from low-income households. Over the past 23 years, BP has placed over 1,200 students from Berkeley High School and Oakland Technical High School into viable summer internships with Bayer Healthcare, Microbiology Quality Assurance, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Libby Labs, Kaiser Hospital of Oakland, Joint BioEnergy Institute to name a few. In 2015, we expanded our Biotech Academy to two additional sites- Antioch High School and South San Francisco High School and this year we joined San Marin High School. We increased our cohort of “Lab Assistants” from 66 to over 100 for 2017 Summer Internship placement.

Our Biotech Academy provides a rigorous year-long approved course of study in the sciences which students master lab skills such as aseptic technique, precise pipetting, gel electrophoresis, PCR, serial dilutions, reagent and agar preparation and accurate data record keeping. Additionally, throughout the academic year, our students receive professional soft skills training in effective communication, time management, workplace etiquette and team work.

Among the possible opportunities to partner with us, BP is currently seeking mentors for our 2017 Summer Internship program. We are looking for local organizations to get involved in a key element of training the future biotech workforce. For more information, please direct inquiries to Carissa Poehnert, Interim Director of Programs, cpoehnert@biotechpartners.org or visit their website: www.biotechpartners.org.