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Education & Outreach

NCGC Distinguished Lecturer Series

This series was developed to offer outstanding speakers to colleges, universities, societies, and industry. The lecturers are tasked with representing the vision and accomplishments of the Center to a broader audience as well as conveying the key scientific advances to technical audiences. Learn More about the NCGC Phase 1 Lecture Series.  Information on upcoming lectures will be forthcoming.

"Carbon in Underland"

Follow "CO2" in an adventure tour of its new home Underland to learn how the researchers at the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, an Energy Frontier Research Center, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, are using new investigative tools, combined with experiments and computational methods, to build a next generation understanding of molecular - to - pore scale processes in fluid-rock systems, and to demonstrate the ability to control critical aspects of flow and transport in porous rock media, in particular as applied to geologic sequestration of CO2.

Education and Training

Graduate level training is an integral part of LBNL research programs. The Center research groups will have as many as 15 students and postdocs at any one time. Training at the Center will include short courses and summer schools offered by staff, approximately 2 weeks each year, and a regular monthly seminar Program. The seminar program will involve leading scientists from around the world as well the scientists from the Center. The seminar program will also be used as a venue to allow collaborators and facility users the opportunity to present their results on a regular basis.

Student interns will be recruited from the top undergraduate colleges through a competitive process. Announcements will be sent to the colleges and published in appropriate bulletins and magazines. The applications will be reviewed by the EFRC Directors and Thrust Leaders. The selected interns will participate in an eight-week program administered by the CSEE and will be placed in research projects based on their education and interests. All students will participate in the CSEE group activities, including end-of-summer poster sessions and reports.

 

Outreach

The Center ensures that the scientific community is aware of the instrumentation available and the opportunities to collaborate. Periodic workshops will be held to increase the community’s awareness of the value of interactions with the Center. Beginning in the fall of 2010, the Center will designate, each year, three the key scientific personnel from the Center as Distinguished Lecturers and advertise their availability to colleges, universities, societies, and industry. These lecturers will be tasked with representing the vision and accomplishments of the Center to a broader audience as well as conveying the key scientific advances to technical audiences. We expect that all of the scientists will contribute to outreach by regularly presenting research results at National and International meetings and other standard venues. Similarly, the Center scientists will organize special topical sessions at major scientific meetings.

 

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