Symposium

2018 Southeast Michigan Postdoctoral Symposium

When: October 6th, 2018
Where: North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

This full day symposium will bring together postdocs from University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and all over the surrounding areas. Postdocs will have a chance to attending seminars on a variety of career topics and present their work. Postdocs from all departments and universities are welcome!

Keynote Speaker:

Shaughnessy Naughton, Founder and President of 314 Action is an entrepreneur and chemist with a passion for understanding science in our daily lives. With a background in research and drug discovery, Shaughnessy got involved in politics out concern for the future of science in the United States. In 2014, after over a decade in business, she ran for congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th District. Shaughnessy founded 314 Action to energize the scientific community to do more than just advocate for science, and engage in the political process. That means run for office, organize and call on representatives to stand with science. Science is and should be above politics, but many politicians take anti-science positions. 314 Action is resisting by ensuring like-minded, problem-solving engineers and scientists have a seat at the table www.314action.org

Event Schedule

8:30-9:00 am: Registration/Sign-in
9:00-9:15 am: Welcome and Introductory Speeches
9:15-10:00 am: WSU, MSU, and UMPDA giving Updates about their Groups
10:00-11:00 am: Public Communication – Engaging the General Public
11:00-12:00 pm: 3-Minute talks
12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch/Poster-Session
2:00-3:00 pm: Breakout Panels: Women/Minorities in Science & International Students and Politics
3:00-4:00 pm: Career Coach
4:00-5:00 pm: Keynote Speaker: Shaughnessy Naughton
5:00-5:30 pm: Closing and Awards