What is National Postdoc Appreciation Week?
"Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association (NPA) has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week (NPAW) to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Organizations from across the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives." –National Postdoctoral Association
Virtual and in-person events were held throughout the week and across the country to celebrate postdocs.
How did we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week at Georgia Tech?
A visit to the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking
"When I first started to work as a Postdoctoral Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech, I became part of a welcoming, encouraging community of scholars and co-workers who valued teaching, service, and research in the same manner as I did. I found a new community of like-minded, academic colleagues whose work inspires and needs to be celebrated. As a proud member of the Writing and Communication Program's Brittain Fellows, I am grateful for the program and its postdoctoral community."
–Zita Hüsing, Brittain Fellow
"We're between achieving our doctorates and finding a stable career either in academia, alt-academia, or in the private sector. As such, this kind of community relies on establishing systems of mutual support, encouragement, and professional development to support everyone in this liminal stage"
–Cameron Winter, Brittain Fellow