San Diego Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Price Center West, Roosevelt College Room
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in San Diego on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Lunch will be provided!

Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 301
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come join us on Thursday March 23 for a Postdoc meeting with pizza lunch. Given that it’s “tax season”, we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

We will also be discussing our efforts on the topic of Visa and Immigration, and what kinds of support we can ask UC to provide for Postdocs affected by the visa ban. Come and share your ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

San Diego – Lunch Info Session about the March for Science @ CNCB - 1st Floor Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz – March for Science Sign-making and Happy Hour @ Graduate Student Commons
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
San Diego – Happy Hour Info Session about the March for Science @ BRF2, Patio 2A
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
San Diego – March for Science Sign-Making Party @ BRF2, Conference Room
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
San Diego – March for Science Sign-Making Party @ Revelle Plaza
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
San Diego – March for Science Sign-Making Party @ SIO (Room TBA)
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Santa Cruz – Postdoc Symposium @ Stevenson Event Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

The 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoctoral research symposium will take place on Friday April 21st, 2017 at Stevenson event center, Stevenson College, UCSC from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our keynote speakers this year will be Prof. Joanne Engel, MD, PhD from UCSF and Prof. Katherine S. Pollard, PhD from Gladstone Institutes. In addition to our keynote lectures, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by postdocs, a poster session and a panel discussion. This year, the career panel discussion will be focusing on non-academic careers with experts from various biotech industries. The panel discussion will be followed by poster session and prizes for best talks and posters!

ALL are welcome to attend – the symposium is open to all UCSC members, faculty, Postdocs, graduate students and research scientists.

Postdocs: Please submit your abstracts for talks by Monday 10th April, so that we can schedule you in. All UCSC postdocs are welcome to participate.

Graduate students and Postdocs are welcome to submit an abstract for the poster session.

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 10th April. Registration and abstract submission link:

San Diego – March for Science Sign-Making Party @ Price Center (Room TBA)
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm