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. The National Institutes of Health is also heeding the NPA's call to celebrate its postdoctoral and clinical fellows this week with a variety of activities, including "Postdoc Night" at a Washington Nationals baseball game and trivia challenges for postdocs and their PIs. A complete list of the scheduled events, listed by state, city, and institution, can be accessed here.
Party On, Postdocs
Sep 20, 2010