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NPA Outreach
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NPA Outreach Committee

Purpose

The Outreach Committee promotes the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA.

Outreach Projects

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is celebrated annually, beginning on the third Monday in September. The 10th annual celebration of NPAW takes place September 16-20, 2019. During NPAW, organizations recognize postdoctoral scholars for their incredible contributions and dedication to their work and to their communities. 2018 was no exception. In 2018, NPAW had more than 400 reported events across the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. This was the largest NPAW ever. To learn more about past and future events, please visit the NPAW page.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week will be held from April 7 - 13, 2019. During this week, the NPA Outreach Committee will highlight the contributions of volunteers in the NPA membership and celebrate all of their accomplishments. Be on the lookout for articles and shout-outs to all of the great volunteers who support the NPA!

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee promotes the mission, values, goals, and business objectives of the NPA.
  • Promote resources, projects, policy issues, events, and related activities of the NPA, in consultation with all committees.
  • Develop and implement an annual marketing plan, in collaboration with the NPA Office & Marketing Manager.
  • Develop and implement an annual outreach campaign to recruit and retain NPA members.
  • Cultivate relationships with news media and seek coverage of topics that support other committees’ work.
  • Cultivate relationships with professional societies, industry, and other groups interested in postdoctoral issues.
  • Expand member benefits through partnerships with organizations, businesses, and institutions.
  • Consult with the Resource Development Committee to ensure that the NPA website is an effective tool for communicating the NPA’s mission.
  • Consult with other committees and officers to avoid project duplication and promote coordination.

Outreach Leadership

Case Borden was appointed as co-chair of the NPA Outreach committee in 2019. To view her full bio please visit our Leadership page.
Chakraborty was appointed as co-chair of the NPA Outreach committee in 2017. To view her full bio please visit our Leadership page.
Bankston sits on the NPA Board of Directors and was appointed as the Outreach liaison from 2017-2019. To read his full bio please visit our Leadership page.

Volunteer Today!

The NPA is always looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers! Please contact us to learn more.

Outreach Volunteer