National Postdoc Appreciation Week

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Join us to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) this September 15-19, 2014. NPAW is the fifth annual celebration honoring postdocs and recognizing the contributions they make to research and development in the United States. Stony Brook University will hold several events to commemorate NPAW. See details below! 

What is NPAW?
National  Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is September 15-19, 2014. NPAW, the nation’s largest celebration of postdoctoral scholars, was established with the goal of increasing awareness of postdocs. Institutions are encouraged to plan activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development in the United States. In 2013, 264 events were hosted at 108 institutions in 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. NPAW grew out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day, which was held on September 24, 2009. In 2010, NPAW culminated with the passage of H.RES. 1545 by the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Stony Brook University Events 

SEPTEMBER 2, 9am: Postdoc Breakfast, Graduate School Conference Room

Start your postdoc appreciation early with a special breakfast.


SEPTEMBER 13, 11:30am: Postdoc Picnic, Holtsville Park, Holtsville, NY

Celebrate the start of NPAW at a picnic with your fellow postdocs, friends and families. The gazebo at Holtsville Park is situated next to a playground and to the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center (a little zoo of mostly rescued animals). Join us! Food will be served. This event is free.


SEPTEMBER 18, 9:00am-2:00pm: SBU Postdoc Spotlight

SBU Postdoc Spotlight is a celebration of the research performed by Stony Brook's postdoctoral scholars. Postdocs will have the opportunity to spotlight their innovations in a short, accessible talk for a broad audience and provide a snapshot of the world-class research underway at the University.

Visit the Spotlight page for more information.



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