April 26, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Lokey G1002
April 29, 2017, 12:30pm - 3:00pm, Computer History Museum
May 1, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
May 24, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, SoM Dean's Lawn
May 31, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Lokey G1002
June 2, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm
June 28, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Lokey G1002
April 20, 2017, 11:45am - 1:00pm, Sunken Pool Fountain
April 5, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00pm, Shriram Courtyard
SURPAS Sports is planning a hike to Sweeney Ridge (http://bahiker.com/southbayhikes/sweeney.html) on Sat April 1st. The total distance for the full loop is about 5-1/2 miles and it is estimated to take about 3 hours. Please be prepared for some steep areas, but overall the trail should be relatively moderate. The trail is mostly exposed so we will plan on an afternoon start. We will meet at Stanford at 12:30pm (for carpools) or the Trailhead at 1:30pm (more details will be provided as we approach the date). Also, please consider driving a carpool for your fellow post docs that don’t have their own transportation.
Dogs are permitted on the trail (ON-LEASH ONLY AT ALL TIMES). If you are considering brining your dog please email John Hegarty (email@example.com) to discuss further details and requirements. Remember, your dog will be your responsibility throughout the duration of this trip (on and off the trail). Additionally, this is a group trip so if your dog has any behavioral or socialization issues he/she should not come.
Join us and enjoy a great hike with fellow postdocs!
What: SURPAS hike
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:30pm at Stanford, 1:30pm at trailhead
Where: Sweeney Ridge
If you have other questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SURPAS Sports Committee
Join us to find out what’s new for postdocs at Stanford!
What: SURPAS Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:30 – 1pm
Where: Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Building, room G1002
If you have other questions about SURPAS and how to get involved, feel free to contact us. We always appreciate help and new ideas!
Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at the School of Medicine (PRISM):
March 23: Day 1 – Fly in, meet your roommate, join us for a reception including postdoctoral representatives from our postdoc groups and the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.
March 24: Day 2 – Get up early! Have breakfast with us, and postdoc hosts will take you to your first lab. Individual schedules will be arranged ahead of time. Lunch, unless otherwise indicated, will be with postdocs. Afternoon visits with a 2nd lab if requested. Dinner with postdocs.
March 25: Day 3 – Explore the Bay area with our postdocs. Activities include local hiking, campus tour, trip to San Francisco. Fly out at the end of the day.
Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) holds a meeting, bringing together postdocs, advocates, and allies in order to exchange ideas and best practices for improving the postdoc experience.
SURPAS, the Stanford Biosciences Student Association (SBSA) and the GrantWriting Academy (GWA) are co-sponsoring a Grant Writing Retreat on Saturday March 11(10am-5pm) in LKSC.
Unfortunately is it already full, but if you want to participate in the Retreat you can join the waitlist (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11rV-BlC3R6C8jWhB8edyUeCMR_xjnQ2fS8YKwAV-Rxo/closedform)
However, they will organize a reception in the end of the day open for all the Postdocs on the LKSC lawn from 5-6pm. Feel free to come and enjoy some food and drinks with your fellows.
Come and join SURPAS at our monthly happy hour. It'll be a good time to relax and have a couple of drinks with your lovely fellows
Thursday March 7th 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Antonio's Nut House, 321 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
The next SURPAS Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, June 22nd from 12pm to 1.30pm in room 103, Lorry Lokey (chemistry) building. Please note the location change.
Join us to find out what’s new for postdocs at Stanford! This month we will be discussing about some amendments to our bylaws, as well as postdocs issues, such as maternity leave and hardship funding.
What: SURPAS Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
12pm – 1.30pm
Where: Lorry Lokey (Chemistry) seminar room 103
If you have questions about SURPAS and how to get involved, feel free to contact us. We always appreciate help and new ideas!
The SURPAS Leadership Team
Friday, Feb 19, 12:00-1:30pm
There are still seats available for our Stress Management BBL on Friday! Sign up now!
Aneel Chima’s classes and workshops are incredibly helpful, and we are very lucky to have him guiding our new Postdoc Wellness programs!
First of all, Happy New Year!
To start 2016 in style, SURPAS is incredibly excited to take you to see the giant elephant seals that breed and give birth (in year N+1) in Ano Nuevo each year. We should hit the peak of the season.
What: Giant Elephant Seals in Ano Nuevo State Park
When: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
Where: Meet on campus or in Ano Nuevo
We will be able to take 40 people, so register quickly to reserve your spot!
Meeting point: We will meet on campus (top of the oval) bright and early at 8:15am to arrange car pooling: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/37.4290414,-122.1697397/37.4290396,-email@example.com,-122.1709118,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2
You can also meet us in Ano Nuevo at 9:45am (the tour starts at 10am): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Año+Nuevo+State+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.414723,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808e559b9948bce3:0xc176f883407d91c7
Program: We have completely reserved two guided tours for 20 people each.
What to bring: Layers, camera, lunch, cash for gas/ parking.
Cancellation policy: Rain or shine (we'll go regardless).
Sign-up fee: There is a $8.31 co-payment. If you plan on joining us, please fill out the sign-up sheet via this link:
Upon registration we will provide you with further information. (Children three years and under are free).
Restrictions: The event is open to Stanford postdoc community, including family members and friends of postdocs (each postdoc can bring 1 guest). If the registration goes over 40 people, we will put further registrations on a wait-list and notify you of any openings.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions. We are very excited to take you to see the elephant seals on January 23rd!
The SURPAS Leadership Team
We're hosting our monthly #HappyHour again! Join us on the Mudd Lawn to relax with your fellow postdocs, enjoy a few drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and some tasty snacks.
What: SURPAS #HappyHour - November
When: Thursday, November 19th, 5pm - 7pm
Where: Lawn outside the Mudd (Chemistry) Building
Postdocs, friends and family all welcome.
Please RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have plenty of refreshments for everyone.
The SURPAS sports committee's next trip is to Uvas Canyon County Park, which is a remote park in Santa Clara County – on November 14!
What: Hiking in Uvas Canyon County Park
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
We will be able to take 20 people, so register quickly to reserve your spot!
Transportation & Parking: We will meet at 9:30am on campus (top of the Oval - https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=37.429069,-122.169728&hl=en&ll=37.429108,-122.168618&spn=0.00322,0.005944&sll=37.429014,-122.169433&sspn=0.003221,0.007988&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=m&z=18) to organize car pooling. Please help us out if you have a car. If you don't have a car, please bring some cash to share gas and parking.
Or meet at the trailhead at 11am:
Description: We'll do this hike:
It's 3.2 miles (not much elevation) and ~2 hours of hiking. With the recent rainfall, we may even be able to see some of the waterfalls.
What to bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, layers! (it may get cold).
Cancellation policy: Rain = cancelation.
Sign-up: If you plan on joining us, please fill out the sign-up sheet:
The event is open to Stanford postdoc community, including family members and friends of postdocs (each postdoc can bring 1 guest). If the registration goes over 20 people, we will put further registrations on a wait-list and notify you of any openings.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We are very excited to go hiking in Point Reyes with you on November 14th!
The SURPAS Sports Committee (Merle & Peng)
Seminar Title: “An easy way to become a US permanent resident through the National Interest Waiver”
Location: Munzer Auditorium, Room B060, Beckman Center
Time: 5:15 - 6:15pm, Thursday Sept 3rd
What: GAIN German science and research careers fair
Where: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
When: Friday, August 28th 2015, 8:30 - 11:00 am
Come celebrate the end of another month with a free #HappyHour, courtesy of SURPAS.
As always, Postdocs, Postgrads, Faculty and Family ...all are welcome. Please just RSVP on our Facebook page though so we can make sure there's plenty of beverages for you.