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September 22, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Student Center Ballroom #265 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

With great pleasure, we announce that Wayne State University will be hosting the 2017 Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium on Friday, September 22nd 2017 from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm at the WSU Student Center Ballroom.  

Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Van Andel Research Institute, and Wayne State University are among the universities and institutes attending. The symposium will offer professional development seminars, posters, 3MT presentation competition and great networking opportunity for all attendees.


8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and registration
9.00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks from Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost, Wayne State University, and Dr. Timothy Stemmler, Associate Dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University
9.15 a.m. - Introduction: Participating postdoc offices and PDAs
10.00 a.m. - Schmooze or Lose: The mindset and mechanics of working a room, Mary M. Mitchell
12.00 p.m. - Lunch with Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean, The Graduate School, Wayne State University
1.00 p.m. - Poster session 
2.00 p.m. - 3MT presentations (concurrent sessions - Sciences and Humanities)
3.00 p.m. - Coffee break
3.15 p.m. - Workshop (concurrent sessions - Industry and Academia)
4.15 p.m. - Awards and closing remarks

Online registration:



For more information about this event, please contact Veronica Chiu at 313-576-4455 or