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Monthly Conversation: 
    WHEN: March 23th @ 12-1 PM
    WHERE: Research Commons, Allen Library, Green Room A
    TOPIC: Tech Transfer and Intellectual Property

Join us for a conversation with consultants from UW CoMoTION. They will share tips for maximizing the impact of your work, and share UW resources that are helpful to postdocs including consultation on tech transfer, commercialization, partnership agreements, and other opportunities. In this informal info session, UW-CoMotion innovation managers can also address potential career opportunities for postdocs interested in transition to work in commercialization efforts. The Postdoc Affairs Monthly Conversation series is a collaboration between OPA and UWPA.

UWPA International Scholar Affairs Committee Meeting
    WHEN: March 30th @ 12 PM
    TOPIC: Join us for a discussion on ways we can support international postdocs on campus and ways we can connect with other groups who have similar goals. 

The immigration rally last month was a great outpouring of support for international students and scholars at the University of Washington. UWPA board member, Delasa Aghamirzaie, was one of the great speakers who told personal stories of hardships due to the executive orders.  
Other Happenings

UWPA Board takes San Francisco!

Members of the UWPA board traveled to San Francisco last weekend for the 15th annual National Postdoc Association conference. This meeting is aimed at both postdocs and university postdoc offices to discuss the role of postdocs at institutions across the country, what can be done to support postdocs into their future career paths and to offer workshops on professional skills development. This year was the biggest meeting yet with over 450 delegates from academia and industry and many great conversations were had, reflecting the diversity of our community. The NPA seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience and membership is open to any postdoc (and several professional societies offer joint memberships). Over the next few newsletters we'll be bringing you a selection of top tips and advice on preparing for the next stage of your career from the conference.
UW Postdocs at WA Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Postdocs from UW participated in the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium last week at Seattle Pacific University. Gabe Rocklin of the Biochemistry Department delivered the keynote address and Julie Van De Weghe and Alison Muir of Pediatrics Department served as oral presentation judges. We sponsored two awards for outstanding posters and two awards for outstanding oral presentations. Our finalists now going to nationals presented projects on mycoremediation for cleaning oil spills and a novel neutralizing polymer therapeutic and diagnostic tool for sepsis.   

Other fun things

Countdown to March for Science- 33 DAYS!

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