Columbia University’s Science Discovery Program is a collaborative outreach effort to extend science learning opportunities to high school students in the Double Discovery Center’s program. It aims to deepen Columbia University’s ties to the surrounding community and to expand the reach of science education to students who would otherwise not have those opportunities. The Double Discovery Center is seeking instructors who are scientists and mathematicians actively engaged in research at the University and who are interested in being modestly compensated while gaining teaching experience. Those selected to be instructors will teach courses for 9th and 10th grade students who are members of Double Discovery’s Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs on Saturday mornings during the academic school year. The emphasis of the courses will be the on the foundational aspects of the postdoc’s field of research while engaging in current scientific inquiry and research.
Events: Saturday, Sep 17 2016
Events: Sunday, Sep 18 2016
Events: Monday, Sep 19 2016
Lamont Postdoc Appreciation Lunch
Calendar of Events
September 19th, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lamont- Monell 205
Join us for a special catered postdoc appreciation lunch. Enjoy the free lunch and hear about the programs and services provided by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA). OPA would like to use this lunch as a sounding board to hear from Lamont-based postdocs on ways OPA can best support them, so if you are a Lamont-based postdoc, do try to stop by and join the discussion.
Date: September 19, 2016
Location: Monell 205
RSVP: Email Kuheli Dutt ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP
Events: Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Faculty Career Panel for Postdocs in the Social Sciences and Humanities
A panel focused on faculty careers in the social sciences and humanities will take place on the afternoon of September 20th at Columbia University Morningside Campus. The panel session will feature a diverse group of social science and humanities faculty from Columbia University who will provide career advice to postdocs who plan to pursue faculty careers, including advice on the faculty job search, interviewing, and successfully navigating the transition to faculty life. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first half of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed. A free lunch will be provided. This session, which is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), is the first of two career panels that will be run over the next several months specifically for social science and humanities postdocs, with the next panel session occurring in the spring of 2017 focused on non-academic careers.
In an effort to acclimate new postdocs to Columbia University, we would like to offer a first look at the benefits, resources, and services available to Postdocs University-wide and through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Please note that this orientation is not the same as the benefits orientation offered by HR, and covers a wide-range of topics, including research related resources, postdoc-specific career and professional development programming, as well as community building efforts. Postdocs that have been at Columbia for less than 6 months are the target audience for the orientations, but any postdoc will find these sessions helpful. If you know a new postdoc here, please share this information with them, as they might not yet be on the postdoc mailing list.
Back to "school" lunch for Postdoc Parents and Expectant Postdocs Wednesday, September 28 Hammer 312 11:30-1:00pm Please join us for lunch and conversation. Please email me if you would like to discuss specific topics. I have a few in mind but would like to hear from you.
Session 2: September 29th This session is a combined effort from Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) and the Office of Research Compliance and Training. Topics will include University technology transfer, IP licensing, University startups (Campus and NYC entrepreneurship ecosystem), Columbia products and startups, and conflict of interest basics for postdocs This session will be led by Satish Rao PhD, Associate Director CTV, Michael Klein JD, Director of Research Compliance and Michelle Benson PhD, Assistant Director for Research Integrity and Compliance Date: Thursday, September 29th Time: 1:00-2:30 PM – free lunch provided at 12:50PM! Location: Hammer Health Sciences Building, room LL103