Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a conference-style event hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the Postdoctoral Research Symposium Committee. The Symposium features the innovative research being conducted by postdoctoral scholars at NC State and around the Triangle. It is a great opportunity to foster collaboration within the Research Triangle Park community. The Postdoc Research Symposium is a free event and open to all interested parties.

2018 Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The 2018 Postdoctoral Research Symposium was held on Friday, May 25th at the NC State McKimmon Center. The Symposium included over 60 presenters from seven institutions and centers. Keynote speaker Jamie Vernon of Sigma Xi spoke to attendees about the importance of science communication. See below for pictures of the event.
Postdoc Research Symposium 2018

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Poster Abstracts


Posters and presentations will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of Research
    • Can the research be understood by both experts and non-experts in the field?
    • Were the research questions or goals clearly stated?
    • Were the data (tables/graphs/figures/other) clearly presented?
    • Did the presenter demonstrate how the data justify the conclusions made?
    • Was the presenter able to effectively convey the significance of their research in a big picture context?
    • Were future experiments and/or application of the research discussed?
  • Poster Presentation
    • Was the poster visually appealing?
    • Was the poster well organized?
  • Oral Presentation
    • Did the presenter effectively engage with this audience during the presentation?
    • Was the presenter able to effectively answer your questions?

Judging Score Sheet

Previous Postdoctoral Research Symposiums

2017 Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The 2017 Postdoctoral Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, May 24th at NC State’s Talley Ballroom. We had 56 postdoctoral scholars from NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NIEHS present posters on their research. More than 120 attendees from NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, NIEHS, and industry partners from around the Triangle joined in the day’s events.

For pictures and details of the day, please visit the 2017 Postdoctoral Research Symposium website.

2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The 2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium was held on Tuesday, May 17th at NC State’s Talley Ballroom. With more than 120 attendees and 58 postdoctoral scholars presenting, the event was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the contributions of that postdoctoral scholars make to NC State’s research and scholarship.

For pictures and details of the day, please visit the 2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium website.