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Gender and the Postdoctorate

January 12, 2010

The National Postdoctoral Association is holding a National Summit on Gender and the Postdoctorate just before its annual meeting.  The NPA ADVANCE meeting and projects support the postdoc-to-faculty transition for women scientists; it is supported by NSF.  The following information is from the website.

Who should attend?

  • Postdoctoral scholars
  • Faculty and principal investigators involved in the training of postdocs
  • Administrators and staff concerned with the retention of postdocs and women at their institution and in the academic workforce
  • Individuals from agencies and professional societies that support postdocs or work on workforce diversity issues

The goals of the summit are:

  • To examine the unique challenges faced by women as they seek to make the transition from postdoc to faculty.
  • To consider the key factors influencing postdoc women’s decisions to pursue a career in academic science and engineering.
  • To share promising practices and success stories for retaining postdoc women in the academic pipeline.

More information can be found at the NPA ADVANCE website.  The meeting will be March 10-11, 2010, and there are still a few days left to submit an abstract for a poster on promising practices for assisting postdoc women to advance their careers.

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