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13th Annual Celebration

Since 2009, the National Postdoc Association (NPA) has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness. #NPAW2022 #UNCNPAW2022

Here is what is happening at UNC Chapel Hill:

Saturday 9/17

Event: Kickoff Triangle BBQ with UNC, NCSU, & Duke (4:30-8:00)


Location: Southern Community Park (1000 Sumac Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)

**Registration is Required**

UNC Postdoc Association, NC State Postdoc Association, & Duke Postdoc Association are having a Triangle Postdoc BBQ Social on Saturday, September 17th.  Free food with registration. Family members are welcome to attend.

Catering: The Pig Pork BBQ, coleslaw, mac n cheese, green salad, and baked beans; Trolly Stop Vegetarian and Turkey (Fat-free)

Tuesday 9/20

Event: UNC Postdocs Free Headshots (11am-12pm) [Registration is Full]


Location: MBRB G202

**Registration is Required**

A professional photographer is available from 11AM-12PM to take complimentary professional headshots for attendees. There are four sessions available in 15 minute increments, please choose one of the time slots. Postdocs that register for multiple slots will loose their spot.

Wednesday 9/21

Event: UNC Planetarium Private Showing for Postdocs and Postdoc Families (5pm-6pm) [Registration is Full]


Location: Morehead Planetarium

**Seating is Limited-Registration is Required**

Please join UNC’s Postdoc Association at the Morehead Planetarium to celebrate #NPAW2022.  While at the Planetarium we will take a guided journey through North Carolina’s night sky during a free private showing of Carolina Skies.  Family members are welcome!

Thursday 9/22

Event: Landing the Job: Advice for Successful Industry Applications [Career Panel] (12pm-1:30pm)


Location: Virtual / Meet-up in Marsico Room 6004

Are you interested in applying for jobs in industry?  Would you like to know exactly what industry is looking for in applications? To learn more about this process we are hosting a virtual symposium, Landing the Job: Advice for Successful Industry Applications. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from industry recruiters who actively screen and hire applicants, as well as resume experts, who will come together to discuss ways postdocs can improve their prospects of moving into industry. Following a moderated discussion with the panelists, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register to receive the zoom link to join the session.

*Although the event will be virtual, a room has been reserved to watch the panel in person: Marsico Room 6004.

Friday 9/23

Event: Postdoc Appreciation Cookout and Photobooth (12pm-1pm)


Location: FedEx Global Education Center


Here is what is happening at NPA & Other Colleges/Universities (free virtual sessions you can participate in during the week