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

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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!

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to Mar 25


Stanford  Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at the School of Medicine (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.

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to 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.

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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.

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6:30pm 6:30pm

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

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Surpas Council Meeting

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


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