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Postdoc Career Development Luncheon: How to Communicate Your Science

Submitted by Staff on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:21

Postdocs, graduate students, and faculty are all invited to the career development programming events sponsored by the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association (PDA). These programs are offered once a month during the spring semester.

The Postdoc Union, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, and the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) work closely with each other. What is the difference between to the two organizations? The Postdoc Union has the mission of defending and improving the working conditions of employees who work as postdoctoral associates and certain categories of postdoctoral fellows, while the PDA provides career development workshops and other programming for emerging scientists.


March 2016 Postdoc Luncheon - Flyer below

DATE:        Friday, March 25, 2016
TIME:         12:00pm – 1:30pm  
LOCATION:    Dean’s Conference Room, RWJMS Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
TOPIC:        How to Communicate Your Science: Tips, Tools and Motivation  
SPEAKER:    Dr. Patricia Irizarry,  Director of Outreach at the Rutgers Math and Science Learning Center; Graduate of the Molecular Biosciences Graduate  Program at Rutgers-RWJMS    

Sponsored by the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at Rutgers

Most of the public learns science information from non-scientists.  Many scientists have trouble communicating their scientific findings to other scientists and shy away from sharing their exciting findings with the public.  If you are interested in communicating your research with the rest of the world, come learn helpful tools and methods for sharing science information with people outside of your field. 

Dr. Irizarry graduated from our Ph.D. program, where she received the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) Outstanding Teaching and Service Award in 2012. Dr. Irizarry and her team have brought hands-on STEM-related activities to over 40,000 students and their families as part of her outreach programs through the Rutgers Science Explorer Bus and the Rutgers Geology Museum.  Dr. Irizarry has developed bilingual science materials for programs (such as ASPIRA and BIO Links) in New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania. In addition, she regularly mentors junior scientists on how to communicate their findings with other scientists and the public.


PDA programs are open to anyone who cares about the postdoctoral phase of a researcher's career. This includes postdocs as well as graduate students who hope to have a postdoctoral appointment after they earn their PhDs and faculty who are mentoring postdocs. PDA programs are open to people beyond Rutgers University. 

A light lunch is provided.

Flyer for March 2016 Luncheon

For more information about the PDA and its career development programs, contact

Martha Soto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Pathology
Research Tower - R232
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: 732-235-4424 Lab: 732-235-4798


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