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Piper Promotes: QB3 Award for Innovation Ceremony, Thursday, October 18, 2012

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm, the Awards for Innovation, sponsored by Deloitte and QB3 will be presented. The Awards for Innovation go to the student, post-doc, staff scientist or team from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, or UC San Francisco that has made the greatest innovation in the area of human health.

The five finalists have been chosen and you can see videos of them on the QB3 Youtube channel. The finalists were chosen by judges from industry, venture capital, and academia. The winners are being chosen by UC students, faculty and staff. You can make your vote for a winner on the QB3 Facebook Page.

The ceremony will include five-minute talks by each of the five finalists, a keynote with Steve Beckwith, Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of California, Office of the President, and the award presentation by Matthew Hudes, the U.S. Managing Principal for Biotechnology at Deloitte.  A reception will follow the ceremony. Registration is free and available here.
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Piper Promotes: Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences, Thursdays

Every Thursday, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco hosts Nightlife. This is a 21+ experience of the museum: cocktails are available and guests wander free, mixing with exhibits and friends. Each week features a theme, planetarium shows, and either a live band or DJ.

On Thursday, July 5, 2012, the theme is Soundwave Nightlife. It is the opening night of Soundwave, a three month art and music festival in San Francisco. Soundwave artists will present interactive features within the usual Nightlife exhibits. The band playing will be the Lumerians. Additionally, the new exhibit, Earthquake, will be open from 6-10 pm in the West Pavilion with a quake simulator. The planetarium will host a live show Science Tonight feature Earth Update at 6:30, as well as Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet at 7:30 & 8:30 pm.

Tickets are $12 for non-members and $10 for members and are available here. They are available at the door, but in my experience that option involves a long line and potentially missed exhibits that fill up quickly if you don’t get there early.  RSVP on Facebook.

Every week, Piper will highlight an event or an organization on or near campus that is of interest to the Berkeley Science Review audience.
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Piper Promotes: Molecular Foundry Call for Proposals Due July 15, 2012

The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has a Call for Proposals with a submission deadline of Sunday, July 15, 2012. The projected award date for selected proposals will be October 1, 2012.

The Molecular Foundry is a Department of Energy-funded program providing support to researchers from around the world whose work can benefit from or contribute to nanoscience. Calls for Proposals allow users access to many scientists and instrumentation, including the Advanced Light Source (ALS), National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genomic Institute (JGI), and National Energy Research Science Computing Center (NERSC).

The Foundry is moving to a Spring/Autumn Call for Proposals next year, which means that there will be no Winter 2012 Call for Proposals. After the current Call for Proposals, the next call will not occur until Spring 2013.

Further information can be found at The Molecular Foundry Home Page, TMF Data-base Log in Page, and the Foundry Staff Scientists and Support Personnel. Questions should be directed to the User Program Manager (DABunzow@lbl.gov or 510-486-4674).

The 2012 Annual Users Meeting will be October 4 & 5, 2012.
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Piper Promotes: Science Exchange

Science Exchange LogoHave you ever struggled to complete and experiment or that last piece of your publication puzzle because you couldn’t find the right expertise or instrument at your institution and didn’t know where to turn? This problem is becoming increasingly common as science becomes more interdisciplinary and every paper becomes more comprehensive. It is an issue that the founders of Science Exchange seek to alleviate. Science Exchange is an online Science Services Marketplace that manages the purchase of research services, vets service providers, and works with researchers to find the exact provider for their experimental needs.
Science Exchange was founded by Elizabeth Iorns, Dan Knox, and Ryan Abbott in May 2011 to open up access to expertise and instruments and improve the reproducibility of published science. They believe that through outsourcing particular scientific experiments to a research expert in that field, the science reported will stand up to the test of reproducibility more frequently. Without focusing on too many areas of science at the same time, more quality science can be accomplished and individual researchers can accomplish more.
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