2018 Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Postdocs@Tech and the Office of Postdoctoral Services are proud to announce:

 

5th Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Suddath Room and Atrium

 

Symposium Schedule
11:30 a.m.   Poster set-up
12-1:30 p.m.     Lightning Talks Session I
1:30-3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations and Reception
3:30-4:30 p.m. Lightning Talks Session II
4:45 p.m. Award presentations

Download the full program here.

Awards

The Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium awards are the only campuswide source of travel funds available to postdocs. We are currently working to confirm the awards that will be available this year and will add to the list below as we do. The 2018 Postdoctoral Research Symposium Awardees can be found here. There's also a great story about postdocs who started a collaboration as a result of meeting at the symposium here.

  • Best Talk - $2000 travel award, sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Research
  • Best Poster - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services
  • Best Presentation (Talk or Poster) from the College of Computing - $500 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Computing
  • Best Talk from the College of Engineering - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Engineering
  • Best Poster from the College of Engineering - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Engineering
  • Best Presentation (Talk or Poster) from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts - $1500 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
  • Best Talk from the College of Sciences - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Sciences
  • Best Poster from the College of Sciences - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Sciences
  • Best Talk on Robotics-related Research - $500 travel award sponsored by the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
  • Best Poster Robotics-related Research - $500 travel award sponsored by the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)

 

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can be submitted until Monday, August 20, 2018 [Submission is now closed]. All postdocs affiliated with Georgia Tech are eligible to submit one abstract each.  Postdocs will be notified if they will present a poster or a lightning talk by August 31, 2018.  A PDF of the abstracts will be posted on this page before the symposium.

Lightning Talks

Postdocs selected to give a talk will have five minutes to present their research and its significance.  The Lightning Talk format was adopted in 2017 in response to feedback that more postdocs should have the opportunity to speak at the symposium. Plus, being able to concisely explain your discovery and its impact to a non-expert audience is a skill that all researchers need to develop.

Posters

Poster presenters should also present their research and its significance in about five minutes. The presentation should be geared toward a non-technical audience, as the majority of attendees and judges will be from outside of the presenters' discipline.

Posters should be no larger than 36 x 48 inches. Posters can be printed at the Multimedia Studio in the Library or Paper & Clay in the Student Center. The Petit Institute (IBB) and some schools also offer poster printing for members of their communities.

Judges Are Needed!

Academic and research faculty are needed to serve as judges for the talks and posters. Please volunteer to judge by signing up here.

Questions?

Please send any questions to postdocs@gatech.edu.

Organizing Committee

The 2018 Organizing Committee for is composed of Yafeng Li, Pietro Pierpaoli, Nan Xu, and an anonymous postdoc. It is assisted by Jana Stone, Director of Postdoctoral Services.