Upcoming PDA Events: April & May 2021

With spring upon us, the UCLA PDA has a number of events scheduled for this quarter! Check out our general body meeting in April, a return of the very popular financial workshop, this time focused on Investing and the 3 Minute Research Pitch Competition where you can win cash prizes.

Monday, April 19th, 2021
Virtual General Body Meeting
4:00- 5:00 PM

UCLA PDA invites you to join your fellow postdocs to raise and discuss issues being faced by the postdoc community, share plans for new initiatives, and gather support for advocacy efforts. PDA wants to hear from you so that we can serve you better. We will also discuss how to get more involved in the PDA board and our upcoming elections. Come and share your thoughts or just join to hear about new initiatives and get more involved.

To join RSVP here.

general body meeting


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Investment Basics 101: Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets
5:00-6:00 PM

Come join the UCLA PDA for an informational workshop on investing, hosted in partnership with Wescom Credit Union. This past year has been particularly volatile, and whether you’re a complete novice, an expert looking for a refresher on the basics, or somewhere in between, all postdocs are welcome. Register here to attend.

investment workshop flyer


Thursday, May 27, 2021
3 Minute research Contest
1:00- 3:00 PM

Calling all postdocs! We challenge you to explain your research on Zoom in just 3-minutes! Generous cash prizes available for top three competitors and people’s choice!  To participate in the competition, please register before April 29, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your colleagues and faculty, showcase your research, hone your communication skills, and win huge prizes! Registration can be done here and the guidelines to participate in the event can be found here.

3-minute research contest

Interested in connecting with the PDA or fellow postdocs? Connect with us on Slack, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

Want to get involved? We are currently looking for postdoc volunteers to help the PDA in organizing the 3-Minute Research Contest and for postdocs who want to help us redesign our website. Email us at pdaucla@ucla.edu to get involved!


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