Previous Brownbags and Panel Discussions

The LLPA and Institutional Postdoc Program Board (IPPB) host "brown bag" sessions approximately once per month. At these sessions, postdocs can bring their lunch while participating in seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on topics relevant to the postdoc experience. Issues and format can range from a panel of former Lab employees who have participated in startup companies to workshops on crafting grant proposals. These sessions aim to provide useful advice and information, not only for life at LLNL, but also for the postdoc perspective in general by presenting a diverse array of opportunities in science and career building skills.
Date Subject Presenter
May 9, 2013 Anatomy of a Not-So-Successful Start-up Roger Wayne
December 11, 2012 Off-site @ Martinelli Center - Career paths at LLNL: How to navigate a successful career at the Lab
October 29, 2012 LDRD Information & Discussion Session Bill Craig, Eric Gard, Kyle Lange
October 23, 2012 Sandia Brown Bag - Peer-mentoring workshop Laura Biedermann
September 26, 2012 Proposal Writing Workshop Part II: Developing a Winning Proposal Christine Hartmann and Karen Kline
September 20, 2012 Proposal Writing Workshop Part I: Developing a Winning Proposal Christine Hartmann and Karen Kline
August 15, 2012 Sandia Brown Bag - Finding an Academic Job & What to do if you get an Academic Job Mark Linne
August 14, 2012 Panel: Making the Transition to an Academic Teaching Position Robert B. Herring (SJSU), Evan Reed (Stanford), Korin Wheeler (SCU)
July 17, 2012 Postdoc Poster Symposium
July 12, 2012 Sandia Brown Bag - Strategies for Assertive Communication Reese Ramos
June 6, 2012 Intelligence and National Security Policy Zach Davis
May 9, 2012 Sandia Brown Bag - How to be a PI
April 13, 2012 Pizza lunch with the Deputy Director of Science and Technology Tomás Díaz de la Rubia
March 29, 2012 How to Create an LDRD Budget Bette Reid
March 21, 2012 Panel: The Adventure of Spinning Technology out of the Laboratory Jason Holt, Klint Rose, John Chang, Anthony Zografos
March 8, 2012 Livermore Valley Open Campus Camille Bibeau
February 29, 2012 Sandia Brown Bag - Strategies for Conflict Management: The “I” of the Storm Reese Ramos
January 26, 2012 PhD Movie creator discussion, Q&A Jorge Cham
December 15, 2011 Resources at LLNL - Review & Release, Spigit, Library Dave Brown, Nolan O’Brien, Pam Masamitsu, Rich Hunt
November 29, 2011 Off-site @ Martinelli Center - Building your career at the Lab: Developing career-enhancing skills, networking and understanding how the lab works
October 26, 2011 Panel: Molecular Foundry - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Stefano Cabrini, Alex Weber-Bargioni, P. James Shuck, Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Brett Helms, Stephen Whitelam
July 20, 2011 Proposal Writing Workshop Part II: Interagency Mission Opportunities Office Zelda Laskowsky
July 13, 2011 Proposal Writing Workshop Part I: Developing Your Idea Christine Hartmann-Siantar
May 12, 2011 Pizza lunch with the Deputy Director of Science and Technology Tomás Díaz de la Rubia
March 29, 2011 Engineering Directorate Activities and Opportunities Rob Sharpe
February 03, 2011 CASC Activities and Opportunities Lori Diachin
December 2, 2010 Off-site @ Martinelli Center - Managing your time, your CV and your network: skills for continuing career success after postdoc