The PDC runs a seminar series each term. This involves postdocs from all departments attending and giving talks to an audience of postdocs who may not necessarily be in their own field, and is a good practice for talking to a non-expert audience!
We have two speakers for each seminar. As a speaker, you give a 20 min talk, which is followed by questions and accompanied by lunch.
As part of the PDC seminar series each term the attendees select a "best speaker" of the term, both of these speakers receive prizes. Previous best speakers are listed below.
- Spring 2022: 1st place to Ashley Jordan, "The Emergent Social Significance of Similarity". 2nd place to Kirstin M. Winchell, "Evolutionary Consequences of an Urbanizing World".
- Fall 2021: 1st place goes to Lauren Pincus, "Examining Interactions of Inorganic Contaminants with Polymers using Synchrotron-Based Spectroscopy". 2nd place to Christos Suriano, "Using Viruses to Study and Treat Neurological Disorders: Overcoming Immune Obstacles in the Brain"