SBU Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week

NPAW logoThe week of September 15-19, 2014, was National Postdoc Appreciation Week, when Stony Brook University and over 100 other institutions across the U.S. and Canada celebrated the contributions postdocs make to the research enterprise. You can read about Stony Brook's events here, and learn more about other celebrations nation-wide at the National Postdoctoral Association's Web site



SBU Postdoc Spotlight is a Success

speakersOn September 18, 2014, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored the SBU Postdoc Spotlight at the Wang Center. As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Spotlight was an opportunity for some of our postdocs to spotlight their research in short, TED-like talks designed for a general audience. The Spotlight was an evolution of Stony Brook's postdoc research symposium, building on the symposia's past success by focusing even more on the importance of communicating science for any audience. Postdoc speakers received specialized coaching from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in how to distill the excitement of their research for non-specialists. 

See photos from the Spotlight.

Spotlight presentation slides. Coming Soon!



NPA POSTDOCket Newsletter

npaTo see current and past issues of the National Postdoctoral Association's quarterly newsletter The POSTDOCket, click here. Access to the NPA's newsletter is for members only. Because our office is a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), all postdoctoral scholars may apply for a free affiliate membership. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email





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