I am always fascinated by the work of our postdoctoral scholars and researchers, so it was a rare treat to meet and learn more about many of our postdocs this morning at the kick-off event for UC San Diego’s inaugural Postdoctoberfest.
Sponsored by our Office of Postdoctoral Scholar Affairs, this new annual month-long celebration recognizes the valuable contributions postdocs make to research, to our campus, and to our greater community. More than 1,300 postdocs per year research and work at UC San Diego across all disciplines, including arts and humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and health sciences. Postdoctoral scholars are an integral part of our highly collaborative intellectual community.
I hope you join me in showing your support and appreciation of our postdocs. Stop by the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs office on the 4th floor of the Student Services Center to pick up a free Postdoctoberfest button to wear during the month of October.
Details about our other Postdoctoberfest events throughout October are available online.