Sep 10, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Finding people with similar research interests on campus can be as challenging as finding a needle in a haystack. But, thanks to the annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium, it doesn’t have to be.
“For the last four years, the symposium has allowed postdoctoral fellows and faculty to connect and discuss their research,” said Jana Stone, director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services. “Postdocs from nearly every Georgia Tech college are represented at the event, so it’s a great opportunity to find others with common interests.”
The symposium, which will be held on Sept. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Suddath Room and Atrium, provides a chance for postdocs to explain their work to nonexpert audiences and compete for research travel grants.
The symposium is held on this date to coincide with National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This nationwide effort is led by the National Postdoctoral Association to celebrate all of the contributions that postdocs make to research and discovery.
The event will kick off with a series of five-minute Lightning Talks, followed by poster presentations, and another series of Lightning Talks. Awards will be presented at 4:45 p.m.
“We also need academic and research faculty and staff to judge both talks and posters,” Stone said. “Since the presentations are for nonexperts, you can judge any category. So, if you’re interested, please sign up on the postdoc website.”
For more information, visit postdocs.gatech.edu/2018-postdoctoral-research-symposium.