Radically Reimagining a Less Toxic World: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Joe Charbonnet, Green Science Policy Institute

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?

To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM: Science Leadership and Management.

Joe Charbonnet is a Science and Policy Associate at the Green Science Policy Institute and Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. Joe works to in order to protect health and environment from chemical harm. He provides unbiased scientific information to government, industry, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate more informed decision-making about toxic flame retardant chemicals in use in products from computers to building insulation. Joe recently completed his PhD at UC Berkeley, where he developed materials to remove stormwater contamination. The toxic contaminant he most closely identifies with is lead, because he considers himself flexible and a bit dense.

 Faculty, Students - Graduate

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