Upcoming events for postdoctoral scholars


The Wayne State University Postdoctoral Association (WSU-PDA) is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2017 to honor WSU Postdoctoral Scholars and recognize the contributions they make to the research at WSU.

5th Annual Postdoctoral Association Family Picnic on Belle Isle

Noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017

Directions and picnic flyer


Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium

8:30 to 5 p.m.,  Friday, September 22, 2017, Student Center Ballroom

Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Van Andel Research Institute, and Wayne State University are among the Universities/Institutes attending. The Symposium will offer Professional Development Seminars, Posters, 3MT presentation competition and great networking opportunity for all attendees. RSVP


8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and registration
9.00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks from Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost, Wayne State University, and Dr. Timothy Stemmler, Associate Dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University
9.15 a.m. - Introduction: Participating postdoc offices and PDAs
10.00 a.m. - Schmooze or Lose: The mindset and mechanics of working a room, Mary M. Mitchell
12.00 p.m. - Lunch with Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University
1.00 p.m. - Poster session 
2.00 p.m. - 3MT presentations (concurrent sessions - Sciences and Humanities)
3.00 p.m. - Coffee break
3.15 p.m. - Workshop (concurrent sessions - Industry and Academia)
4.15 p.m. - Awards and closing remarks