We invite YOU to nominate a local scientist or engineer to speak about navigating careers in science as minoritized or marginalized trainees and have informal meetings with trainees. Please fill out this form if you are interested in helping organize or in submitting a nomination. Nominations will be open until September 31 and online voting will occur during the week of October 1.
Big win for our Diversity Committee! We partnered with Stanford BioAIMS to develop “Someone like me” the first postdoc : senior (3+) graduate student mentoring program focused on supporting trainees from diverse and marginalized backgrounds. 👨🏼🎓👩🏾🎓👨🏻🎓👩🏻🎓👩🏼🎓👩🏿🎓👨🏿🎓👨🏽🎓👩🏽🎓
Extended deadline Wed 9/12/18 by end of day.
"Housing and commuting. We know they're on your mind. Postdocs face enormous competition to get affordable housing, often at the expense of a lengthy commute. The house of cards represents both the impossible climb towards cheap rents and fast commutes and the fragility of the system which could collapse at any moment. In this month's mailer, we share the results of an internal survey on postdoc housing and transportation, and some real-life stories from your fellow postdocs"
The academic year is back !! Good time to remember how hard it is to find affordable housing in the bay area... Please check here our fantastic postdoc mailer from June which has nicely addressed an overview of housing issue through a survey!!!!
Thanks to our Housing and transportation committee for the great jobs !!!!
This April, the SURPAS Co-Chair and Advocacy Coordinator represented at the 2018 National Postdoc Association Annual Meeting.
We proudly showcased some of the work SURPAS has been doing and had the chance to exchange ideas with members of other postdoc associations across the country. It was bittersweet to see Stanford be a leader and pioneer in terms of postdoc resources, engagement, and advocacy for diversity and inclusion, while affordability continues to be our major challenge.
As a Stanford Postdoc you have a free membership for the National Postdoc Association! Check out their resources HERE!
February is National Black History Month, and as such, we are devoting our mailer to recognizing the complexities of being a Black postdoc at Stanford - the numerous challenges as well as some serious cause for celebration in light of amazing work done by the Stanford Black Postdoc Association (SBPA) and the accomplishments of our black colleagues.
We've decided to get a bit flashier with a new monthly newsletter!
This gives us a chance to
- consolidate event announcements
- be more descriptive about what SURPAS is working on
- get to know what *you* are working on!
Download the SURPAS Mailer!