Party On, Postdocs

The National Postdoctoral Association has declared September 20 through 24 "National Postdoc Appreciation Week" as part of the organization's effort "to increase awareness and appreciation of postdocs' contributions to US research." Institutions across the country have planned events — coffee breaks, barbeques, and happy hours, to name a few — to "recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to scientific discovery," according to the NPA.

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