Apr
1
12:30 pm12:30

Hike at Sweeney Ridge

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 (hegartyj@stanford.edu) 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

please register here

If you have other questions, feel free to contact us at hegartyj@stanford.edu

The SURPAS Sports Committee

Mar
29
11:30 am11:30

Council Meeting

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

Lunch included!

please RSVP here

If you have other questions about SURPAS and how to get involved, feel free to contact us. We always appreciate help and new ideas!

Mar
23
Mar 25

PRISM

Stanford  Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at the School of Medicine (PRISM):

http://postdocs.stanford.edu/PRISM/

Preliminary schedule:

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.

Mar
17
Mar 19

NPA Meeting

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.

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Grant Writing Retreat

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.

Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Happy Hour

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

Jun
22
12:00 pm12:00

Surpas Council Meeting

  • Lorry Lokey Building

Hello postdocs!

The next SURPAS Council Meeting will be on WednesdayJune 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

 

Lunch included!

 

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

 

Elephant Seal Breeding Tour at Año Nuevo State Park
Jan
23
9:45 am09:45

Elephant Seal Breeding Tour at Año Nuevo State Park

  • Ano Nuevo State Park
Image credit: Doug Hamilton

Image credit: Doug Hamilton

Dear Postdocs,

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,-122.1697018/@37.4292012,-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+Park/@37.147896,-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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ix1ct2xGEPyvnoown9rHAQVpkSMEktaT2_XWjS-_-x0/viewform

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 surpassportsclub@gmail.com if you have any questions. We are very excited to take you to see the elephant seals on January 23rd!

 

Sincerely,

The SURPAS Leadership Team

 

Website: www.surpas.org

Facebook: Stanford University Postdoctoral Association

Twitter: @stanfordSURPAS

Instagram: Surpasstanford

SURPAS November #HappyHour
Nov
19
5:00 pm17:00

SURPAS November #HappyHour

  • 333 Campus Drive Stanford, CA, 94305 United States

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.

Nov
14
9:30 am09:30

Hiking in Uvas Canyon County Park

  • Uvas Canyon County Park

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:  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Uvas+Canyon+County+Park/@37.1742712,-121.9063321,11z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808e2323e57d745b:0x5b44cb806b9a64f3

 

Description: We'll do this hike:

http://bahiker.com/southbayhikes/uvas.html

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:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OsHNhnOQOSYBRMix3gT_J2wgeBvXLGXXOsNh9bT7ehM/viewform?usp=send_form 

 

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 surpassportsclub@gmail.com if you have any questions. We are very excited to go hiking in Point Reyes with you on November 14th!

 

Sincerely, 

The SURPAS Sports Committee (Merle & Peng)