2017 MIT Postdoctoral Association Vendor Fair – (Postponed due to snow storm!)

2017 MIT Postdoctoral Association Vendor Fair

Hosted by the MIT-PDA Fundraising Committee

Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 the PDA will host a vendor fair in the “student street” of the Ray and Maria Stata Center. This is a great opportunity to meet sales representatives of a wide range of companies (start-ups as well as the big players) where you typically order goods and equipment for the laboratory. This is the chance to meet the real people behind the products and not only the checkout webpage of the eCatalog. Besides all these vendors MIT WorkLife Center, MIT Libraries, and the International Scholars Office will also be present with valuable resources for you. There will be a raffle where you can win Amazon gift cards and PDA T-shirts! And most importantly – we have free food! Join us and get in touch with companies and your fellow PostDocs.

Date and Time – TBD (due to a winter storm in eastern Massachusetts).

Location Stata Center

Registration To join the raffle you must register via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mit-postdoctoral-association-12804997902) or on-site.

Postdoc Coffee Hour – Theme: International Scholars at MIT

This month we are doing something a little different. We will be hosting two advisors from the International Scholars Office for an open and informal discussion on issues facing international Postdocs and helpful resources available at MIT. All Postdocs are invited – please join us! Come meet other Postdocs, and bring your questions and comments for our discussion. We will have fresh coffee, fruit, and snacks for you to enjoy.

Date and Time Thursday, February 23, 4:00-4:45 PM (discussion with ISchO) 4:45-5:30 PM (socializing)

Location 56-614

Swing Dance Night

MIT Postdoctoral Association, in collaboration with MIT Lindy Hop Society, are happy to present an evening of Swing Dancing with a live jazz band from Berklee – Gabriel’s Angels. Got Two Left Feet? NO PROBLEM! Have No Partners? NO PROBLEM!! Never Danced Before? NO PROBLEM!!! We have you covered. There will be a free St. Louis Shag lesson from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The band starts playing after the lesson. Best Part? IT’S FREE!! (Tips welcome for the band).

Date and Time Wednesday, February 22, 7:30-11:00 PM

Location Morss Hall, Walker Memorial (Building 50)

[RSVP] Postdoc Valentine Social – Thurs 2/16 @5:30

Postdoc Valentine Social

Hosted by the MIT-PDA in collaboration with Harvard Medical Postdoc Association, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard

MIT-PDA, in collaboration with Harvard Medical Postdoc Association, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard, is happy to announce a Valentine Social on  February 16th. It’s a great opportunity for all of you to meet fellow postdocs from HMS, FAS and MIT, enjoy beverages and chocolates, make new friends and collaborations, and win prizes!

Date and Time Thursday, February 16, 5:30-8:30pm

Location Room 1031 (10th floor), New Research Building (NRB), 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115 (Harvard/Hospital/MIT ID required for building entry)

Registration Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joint-harvard-hms-fas-mit-post-doc-social-tickets-30907764957


Calling Congress Phone Bank Event!

Date and Time Monday, February 6, 12-4pm

Location 26-314


Join the MIT Posdoctoral Association, Graduate Student Council, and Undergraduate Association in making calls to Congress to oppose the Executive Order restricting the entry of students and scholars to the United States.

This is a non-partisan phonebanking event to get members of the MIT community to communicate with their representative specifically on the immigration ban Executive Order and its impact on MIT, the broader academic community, and American innovation.

Please bring your laptop and phone. Call scripts, pizza, and snacks will be provided.


PDAUAGSC phonebanking event