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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 is 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
This event is sold out.

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.

2017 NCC – AWIS Annual Awards Banquet

It was a lovely event on the Bay — inspirational and filled with fun. Thanks to everyone who attended, and a round of applause for this year’s awardees…

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Tuesday, May 2nd
6:00pm-9:30pm
Dominic’s at Oyster Point

360 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA

The AWIS Northern California Chapters joined together to celebrate the 23rd Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. It was a lovely dinner on the Bay to celebrate the accomplishments of three outstanding women scientists!

 

Celebrating Inspirational Women

The awards recognized exemplary women scientists in the community that have combined their professional activities with the passion of helping other women in science. Here are our outstanding 2017 award recipients:

Olga_150x189 SHERRIE WILKINS AWARD – Olga Potopova, Ph.D. 

Olga is a life sciences executive with extensive scientific and management expertise in oncology, diagnostics, and laboratory medicine. Olga heads Cureline Group, a global translational CRO, located in the San Francisco Bay area, providing services for the biopharmaceutical and medical community working on development of precision medicine.

Fan_Yang_150x189 ELLEN WEAVER AWARD – Fan Yang, Ph.D.

Fan Yang is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Bioengineering, and Director of Stanford Stem Cells and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory. Fan’s mentoring is exemplary in terms of the impact on women and minorities, with 80% of her current and former PhD trainees are women and 30% are first generation college students.

Laura_Smoliar_150x189JUDITH POOL AWARD – Laura Smoliar, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Smoliar is co-founder of the Berkeley Catalyst Fund, a new investment fund closely tied to UC Berkeley and its College of Chemistry. Laura has participated in peer mentoring groups, and has been invited to give presentations at AWIS, the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, and LinkedIn. She gives career advice about how to find, negotiate, and close on job offers.