Postdoctoral Society of Argonne to Host NPAW Events to Celebrate Postdocs!


Did you know there are around 70,000 postdocs nationwide? Postdocs at Argonne and across the national celebrate postdocs annually during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW)! Join the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) as we host and share several events during NPAW 2021.

We encourage postdocs to attend a speech by our Executive Champion, Dr. Valerie Taylor Wednesday September 22nd at 11 AM Central. This past year, PSA became an Employee Resource Group (ERG), and our Executive Champion promotes our group. Check out the other ERGs here!

Join the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)!  Join 18,000 other postdocs to foster your career goals. It’s free! Sign up as an Argonne affiliate postdoc at and click on “Join” in the upper right corner. Those who join will be entered for a raffle prize for joining the NPA.

Postdoctoral Society of Argonne NPAW Events

Wednesday September 22nd 11 AM Central

PSA NPAW 2021 Keynote Speaker

Join PSA for a motivational speech from Dr. Valerie Taylor, director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. Dr. Taylor has extensive experience in academia, national labs, and leadership. Bring your questions for a 20–30 min Q&A at the end of the speech! RSVP at

Friday September 24th at 12 PM Central

The Versatile PhD: Exploring Diverse Career Paths

Join PSA during the Postdoctoral Appreciation Week on for an open panel discussion about diverse PhD career paths. Invited speakers from different backgrounds will join to discuss their career paths and share advice for postdoctoral researcher aiming to understand more about the versatility of the PhD degree.

Invited speakers:

Joe Grange, PhD – AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, USAID

Hal Finkel, PhD – Program Manager, Computer Science, ASCR at DOE

Azucena Rodriguez, PhD – Argonne Science Education and Outreach,

Lake Paul, PhD – Founder & President of BioAnalysis, LLC


National Postdoctoral Association NPAW Events

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About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues.
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