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Project Title: The State of the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers Revisited

PIN: PGA-COSEPUP-10-02         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy

Finneran, Kevin

Subject/Focus Area:
Policy for Science and Technology

Meeting III: The State of the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers Revisited
March 8, 2012 - March 9, 2012
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Marion Ramsey
Phone: 202-334-2424


MARCH 8, 2012

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Drive
Irvine, CA 92617

10:15 AM PST
Best Practices and New Developments in the Postdoctoral Experience

-Geoff Davis, Staff Researcher, Google; formerly Visiting Scholar, Sigma-Xi
-Alberto Roca, Diversity Consultant, Recruiter, and Editor at
-Mary Anne With, Postdoctoral Program Office Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1:00 PM PST
Perspectives on the Interactions between University Administrators, Principal Investigators, and Postdoctoral Scholars
-Christine Des Jarlais, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Diversity, University of California, San Francisco
-Sharon Metzger, Senior Fellowship and Postdoctoral Scholar Program Analyst, University of California, Irvine
-Mickey Pentecost, UAW Local 5810 Unit Chair and Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles (invited)

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Gregory Petsko
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins
Russell Bernard
Napoleone Ferrara
James Plummer
Albert Reece
Nancy Schwartz
Paula Stephan
Lorraine Tracey
Michael Turner
Allison Woodall

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee members reviewed objectives for the meeting, discussed individual perspectives on the postdoctoral experience, and debated approaches to improving the postdoctoral experience. The committee members also outlined the report, discussed work assignments for committee members and staff, and reviewed the project timeline and next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 14, 2012