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!
Members of the SURPAS council were recently interviewed by Paul Smaglik, a journalist for Nature, about the important role SURPAS is playing in advocating for postdoctoral welfare.
The article can be found here in case you missed it.
Belinda Huang, executive director of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), recently wrote an article published in Elsevier Connect, entitled: "How postdocs can maximize their career chances in a competitive world". The article features work SURPAS presented at the recent NPA meeting.
Since we started in 1998 SURPAS has grown into what is now the largest organized postdoc association in the USA. This is a fantastic achievement that really highlights the tremendous efforts of our past and present members.
Building and maintaining a successful postdoc association comes with unique challenges, so our past and present co-chairs have put together a white paper resource for postdoc associations.