Every Fall, the Office of Postdoctoral Services together with DUPA organizes the
PostdoctorberFest, in which we celebrate the achievements of Duke postdocs in research, mentoring, and teaching.
Postdocs, their families, faculty, and staff typically enjoy hot dogs, veggie dogs, local beers and Maple View ice cream, and music from local musicians in pleasant North Carolina fall weather. Of course we also have a bouncy house! Learn more about previous Postdoctoberfests in 2011 and 2012, for example via OPS.
Highlights of the event are the presentation of awards to the Outstanding Postdoc and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor at Duke. Don’t forget to nominate people whom you think deserve this recognition. Previous winners include:
2006: Xiaopeng Zhao; 2007: Siobhan Brady; 2008: Joshua Carter; 2009: Melanie Auffan; 2010: Suzanne McGaugh; 2011: Hak Suk Chung; 2012: Ronald McKell Carter
Outstanding Postdoc Mentor:
2006: Farsh Guilak; 2007: Joseph Nevins; 2008: Emily Bernhardt; 2009: Deborah Gold; 2010: Thomas Petes; 2011: Richard Mooney; 2012: Adam Wax