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Graduate Student Postdoc Seminar

Location:​ TBD

Time: TBD

Aliza Beverage (
Nathan Sandford (
Kiran Eiden (

Schedule: TBD

Past Semesters:
​Spring 2019,
​Fall 2018, ​Spring 2018,
​Fall 2017, ​Spring 2017,
​Fall 2016, ​Spring 2016,
​Fall 2015, ​Spring 2015,
​Fall 2014, ​Spring 2014,
​Fall 2013, ​Spring 2013,
​Fall 2012, ​Spring 2012,
​Fall 2011, ​Spring 2011,
​Fall 2010, ​Spring 2010,
​Fall 2009, Spring 2009,
​Fall 2008, Spring 2008,
​Fall 2007, Spring 2007,
​Fall 2006

Description / Motivation

* GSPS is a place where students and postdocs can practice giving talks. The topics of these talks can be anything from their own research (either completed or commencing),​ career advancement and advice (usually from postdocs), pedagogy talks, practice qualification exam talks, job talks, etc.	 
* GSPS meets weekly; we aim to have one graduate student and one postdoc talk each week.	 
* Talks should be no longer than 15 minutes (strictly enforced).	 
* Please emphasize background material for those not in your subfield.	 
* No faculty allowed.	 
* GSPS is a good place to...	 
  * promote community between students and postdocs	 
  * practice speaking and discussing your research	 
  * feel comfortable asking lots of questions	 
  * learn about topics outside your own research	 
  * impart practical knowledge: job search, telescope allocation committees, diversity, etc.	 
  * be sociable!	 
* If you would like feedback on your presentation,​ the organizers would be happy to take notes and discuss it with you afterwards (and/or ask other audience members to do so).	 

Thanks for participating in GSPS!