The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is an organization run by and for about 1000 postdocs and early career scientists working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We organize many activities to strengthen our ties to the Lab, to each other and to the (Berkeley) Bay Area. Our goal is to facilitate social interactions, scientific exchanges, seminars and general orientation.
Popping the Science Bubble

Popping the Science Bubble

Popping the Science Bubble is recruiting graduate and post-doc presenters for their last 2020 seminar in December and for the upcoming year (2021)!

PtSB is a monthly scientific seminar series typically held at the Berkeley Public Library, though currently virtual due to COVID. This seminar series is aimed specifically at the general public — people who have little or no exposure to science and scientists. We aim to disseminate information, demystify commonly misunderstood topics, and to create direct communication between scientists and the broader public. This is a great opportunity to practice public speaking and communicating science to a non-scientific audience. 

Each presenter is asked to prepare 15 minutes of material, with two presenters per seminar. We encourage presenters to talk about their own research, but we have also had presentations that give basic overviews of a topic or describe interesting new findings and perspectives in a field.
For the foreseeable future, seminars will be presented via live-streamed virtual talks hosted by the Berkeley Public Library. You do not need to be in the Berkeley area to present.

If you would be interested in presenting, please fill out the Popping the Science Bubble speaker form. Sign-ups will remain open but we ask that you respond by November 20. If you have recommendations for speakers or know other who would be interested, please share this email or email and feel free to contact the organizers (Jenna Tan, Madison Lehmer, and Oxana Andriuc) with any questions.