Every fall the VPR co-hosts, with the Deans of the School of Engineering and School of Science, an invitation-only appreciation luncheon for all resident postdocs as part of National Postdoc Appreciation week.
In 2016, National Postdoc Appreciation week was September 19- 23, with the luncheon scheduled during the next week, on September 29. Over 430 postdocs and faculty members enjoyed talking with one another, enjoying lunch, and listening to a jazz trio. Vice President for Research Maria Zuber and MIT Postdoctoral Association President Augusto Tentori provided welcome remarks. PDA officers circulated to answer questions and encourage participation in committees.
Postdocs also enjoyed a events scheduled in their areas, and the Postdoctoral Association held a barbecue at the end of the summer.
2013 Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon