The Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium provides postdocs with the opportunity to present their research and its significance to the community.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Building, Suddath Room (1128)
|9:00 - 9:55 a.m.||Set-up|
|10:00 - 10:55 a.m.|
|11:00 - 11:30 a.m.|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.||Break and networking|
|12:30 - 1:25 p.m.|
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.|
|2:10 - 2:55 p.m.|
Sarah Peterson, PhD
Program Manager of Neuro Next
|3:00 - 3:15 p.m.||Award presentation|
Details of the research and lightning talks can be viewed in our abstract book.
The Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium awards are the only campus-wide source of travel funds available to postdocs.
Fall 2023 awards:
- Best Talk Overall - $2000 travel award, sponsored by the Executive Vice President for Research
- Best Lightning Talk Overall - $1500 travel award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
- Best Research Talk from the College of Engineering - $1250 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Engineering
- Best Lightning Talk from the College of Engineering - $1250 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Engineering
- Best Research Talk from the College of Sciences - $1250 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Sciences
- Best Lightning Talk from the College of Sciences - $1250 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of Sciences
- Best Talk from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts - $1000 travel award, sponsored by the Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Submit Your Abstract to Give a Talk
Abstracts can be submitted via this survey until Friday, September 29 at 11:59 pm ET. You will be notified if you will present a 10-minute research talk or a 5-minute lightning talk by October 6, 2023.
Georgia Tech postdocs are eligible to submit one abstract each. Postdocs who have a primary appointment at another organization and a secondary affiliation with Georgia Tech may present if there is space available, but they will not be eligible for travel awards.
Abstracts will be assessed with the rubric provided below.
Research and Lightning Talks
Postdocs selected to give a research talk will have ten minutes to present their research and its significance. The format echoes that of traditional research talks and is meant to give an opportunity to prepare for a conference later this year.
Postdocs selected to give a lightning 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.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.