SOPS organizes a wide variety of professional development and social events throughout the year. In addition, In June of each year we hold a Research Symposium open to graduate student and postdoc presenters.

Events are open to all but tend to be especially interesting to postdoctoral scholars and fellows, visiting fellows, and upper-level graduate students.

To stay up to date on events, join the SOPS listserv and join our Facebook group.

UK's Provost, Dr. Tim Tracy, speaks to postdoctoral scholars about academic leadership during a SOPS professional development seminar. Photo by Dr. Ellen Crocker

Types of events:

  • Social: Network with other UK postdocs
  • Professional development workshops: Faculty members will give lectures about important skills to make your postdoc successful and how to prepare for future careers.
  • Seminar series: A chance for postdocs to practice their speaking skills. A great way to prepare for a conference or job talk.

Fall 2017 SOPS professional development event: “Science and the Media” by Dr. Lance Johnson.