"For and governed by postdoctoral scholars, the Dartmouth College Postdoctoral Association aims to aid in the professional development of its members, foster a sense of community and identity among them, and enhance their overall experience at Dartmouth College."
The DCPDA officers 2013-2014. From Left to Right: Sabrina Ceeraz, Aaron Atkinson, Katja Koeppen, Salvador Almagro-Moreno, Orsolya Molnar, Bernardo Orr and Jibran Khokhar
Research and Beer
The Research and Beer series is starting up again. Here is the list of speakers for the next 3 months:
14th October, Dr Matt Mackey- Associate Director of Research and Development of ImmuNext working on VISTA http://immunext.com/news.php
18th November Dr David Mullins- Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology working on cancer therapy
20th January, Dr Glenn Micalizio- Professor of Chemistry working on novel biological probes
We look forward to seeing you there
Postdoctoral Research Day
Fellow Postdocs, after several years organizing a highly successful Research Symposium (BTW: Thanks to all those that attended last year's!!), DCPDA is proud to announce that this year we will be holding a Postdoctoral Research DAY. One new and exciting addition will be Dartmouth's first RESEARCH SLAM!!
What's that? We want you to present your research in a complete new way! We're looking for volunteers who want to take part in a great event and show others the fun part of science. This is not only about getting to know what your fellow postdocs are working on, but it's an opportunity to present your project in a funny, entertaining way. Even the most theoretical or complex topic can be told in a fun and exciting way.
Specifics of the Research Slam:
HOW: Research slammers will present their work without powerpoint or projector, the only visual aid will be a whiteboard, colorful pens and whatever else you bring with you! Each presentation should be at least 8 but no longer than 12 minutes long.
GOAL: Make it fun to understand what you're working on, make the audience excited about your project, make the word spread that you have something really cool going on! You can get the audience involved, bring pictures or objects: be creative and innovative!
The audience will vote for the best science slammer based on: Entertaining factor, comprehensibility of project, creative performance. Of course there will be a prize for the winner!
So be part of the experience, dare to stand up for science and slam the prize!
To get a broader understanding on how great this event can be, check out these links:
We don't have a final date for the research day but it'll be held around late Nov. / Early Dec. If you'd be interested in participating in such an event please e-mail Orsi, DCPDA's Vice-president, so that we can get an idea of the potential level of participation (you don't have to fully commit if the final date doesn't suit you):
P.S.: Many thanks to Sravana, Daniela & Addi for helping us put this together
For more information on future events please click here.
Last Updated: 10/2/13