Win a Postdoc Travel Award
The 7th Annual UW–Madison Postdoctoral Research Symposium will be held Friday, September 23rd, at the Discovery Building. Organized during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the symposium offers a venue for UW–Madison postdocs to share their work and connection with other local postdocs.
Poster and Blitz Talk Competition
The symposium’s Poster and a Blitz Talk competition will showcase postdoc research from all disciplines. The winners will receive substantive travel awards.
To participate, submit your ~300-word abstract by Monday, 8/22. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early September. Blitz Talk presenters will give a 5-minute research talk designed to engage a general audience. Poster presenters will bring a poster highlighting a recent research project (feel free to re-present a poster from another conference). This is a great opportunity to share your work and hone your research communication skills.
Postdoc Art Exhibit
The symposium will also feature an art exhibit for multi-talented postdocs to share their artwork (any medium) with the postdoc community and have the opportunity to win a people’s choice prize!
Questions? Contact Kylee Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
7th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 23th
10:00 am Mindfulness
10:30 am Registration, coffee
10:45 am Symposium welcome and opening remarks
11:00 am Career Panel – non-faculty / non-academic careers
(Panelists include:Rania Bashar, PhD, Environmental Engineering, Senior Consultant at Moonshot Missions; Adityarup Chakravorty, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Senior Research Scientist, at Promega; Jonathan Lenz, PhD, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Manager at Catalent Pharma Solutions ; Torsheika Maddox, PhD, Sociology, Senior Operations Officer and Chief of Staff, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UW-Madison; Rebecca Paradiso de Sayu, PhD, Social Welfare, Co-Director, The institute for Collective Well-Being; President, ECE Partners, LLC; Founder, the Purposeful PhD )
12:00 pm Lunch and networking
1:00 pm Faculty teaching panel
(The list of panelists include:
Kassem Fawaz (Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering)-Recipient of Emil Steiger Teaching Award
Stephen Meyers (Professor of geoscience)-Recipient of Chancellor’s Teaching Innovation Award
Asifa Quraishi-Landes (Professor of law)-Recipient of Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Rosemary Russ (Associate professor of curriculum and instruction)- Recipient of Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award
Moderator: Jessica Maher (PhD)- Associate Director of Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning of UW-Madison Graduate School)
2:00 pm Coffee break
2:30 pm Blitz talk competition
3:45 pm Poster session, art exhibit, reception, awards
TBD Symposium ends
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2022 Postdoctoral Symposium Committee
Ligia Moreira – C0-Chair
Houqian Li – C0-Chair
Kylee Morrison – C0-Chair