Saturday, May 21st, 10am, Bouldering at Pacific Pipe
BLPA invites you to a bouldering session at Pacific Pipe, Oakland. Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. Bouldering walls are low enough that climbers can leap (or tumble) onto the mats without getting hurt. All you need is a pair of climbing shoes, which can be rented at the gym. Newcomers and seasoned climbers are welcome! Come climb and have a “rocking” good time! Sign up here!
Angel Island Hike
Sunday, May 22nd, 8:30 AM, Angel Island Hike
The BLPA will be hiking Angel Island on Sunday, May 22nd! The hike is to the top of Mount Livermore on Angel Island. We will picnic near the mountain top before doing a loop around the island. Weather-permitting, this hike gives you a 360-degree panoramic view of the Bay Area. We will be coordinating travel via ferries. Please sign up here!
Wednesday, May 18th, 7:30 PM, Game Night
Please sign up in this spreadsheet to join our monthly fun event to connect with LBL postdocs and play your favorite games. Feel free to invite your friends and family. All the games are simple to play, no prior experience required. If you have an idea for a simple-to-play-via-Zoom game feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers who host game rooms will receive BLPA swags.
Slack Fun Space
We have launched a new Slack “fun space” for all LBNL and affiliated postdocs.
We have dedicated spaces to chat about housing, healthcare, taxes, COVID-19 & vaccination, hobbies & events, food, movies & tv, childcare, sell or buy stuff and even to post photos of your pets! Sign up here and join the conversation.
BLPA is made up of volunteers – and we are always looking to grow! Are you interested? Do you want to know about the inner workings of BLPA and contribute to the postdoc community, building a larger network? Please contact us (postdoc (at) lbl.gov) or sign up to check out one of our many committees!
Maximilian Bremer, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)
Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar, Committee Leader
Christian Messe, Committee Leader
We are always on the lookout for new events that could be fun and that we can bring to the postdoc community together as well as enthusiastic individuals interested in serving the postdoc community. If you have any ideas for events, please let us know by email to email@example.com or by dropping a line to a board member you know. If you’d like to volunteer with BLPA, please fill out this form.
Social Committee puts together a wide variety of events to enrich the postdocs’ personal lives and support networking among postdocs in a social context. We organize social events and outdoor activities including movie nights, game nights, hikes, pub nights, meet & greet events as well as a labmate program for new postdocs and we are happy to include new ideas. Join us to support social interactions among postdocs at Berkeley Lab.
Outreach Committee focuses on self development and diversity & inclusion activities including brown bag seminars (postdoc-to-postdoc, science café, cultural lunch) as well as coffee with postdocs blogs, outreach events and workshops. We also enhance communication between the BLPA Board and nation-wide postdoc community and foster networking and collaborative communication across divisions. Join us in preparing seminars, workshops, blog posts, newsletters while improving your science communication and public speaking skills.
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC) Committee
LINC committee organizes tech talks, company site visits, networking events and career fairs to educate postdocs about careers beyond academia and facilitate effective networking between postdocs and industry partners. Join us if you are interested in expanding your professional network and exploring opportunities beyond academia while improving your communication, networking, leadership, time and project management skills.