BLDAP Program

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2022 Program

Program Schedule

We are working to have the 2022 apprenticeship program in-person at the Berkeley Lab site. However, pending public health circumstances, the program may still need to be virtual. Participants will meet from Monday through Friday for the duration of the program. There are expectations for group and independent work.

Program Contents

The curriculum will include an introduction to python course, data science, and a number of scientific projects and experiments. Participants will be provided with the necessary materials to complete projects and interact with researchers and operations staff. All participants will give a final presentation.


Participants will be eligible for a monetary stipend during the middle and at the conclusion of the program. Students are paid for 40 hours/week (8 hours/day).

Important Dates:

  • Orientation and Paperwork Sessions: This will be an introduction to the program and to help students go over the required paperwork. Participants must attend at least one session to complete paperwork.

    • Saturday, May 15, 2022

    • Monday, May 16, 2022

  • Deliver Items to Students (Logistics-Kits for Projects): June 10-13th, 2022

  • Final Orientation for First Day: Students will be required to attend. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend. This orientation will cover the logistics for the kits and projects (if virtual) or arrival logistics (in person).

    • Saturday, June 18, 2022

    • Sunday, June 19, 2022

  • Apprenticeship program dates: June 22 – July 29, 2022

  • Student final presentations: July 29, 2022