Events Overview

Social Events

UPPDA holds an annual Fall Picnic open to postdocs and their families and friends. A week-long series of events are also planned during National Postdoc Appreciation week. In addition, the UPPDA plans periodic Happy Hours. Check out the Networking tab and the calendar on the home page for upcoming events! 


International Events


Past Events

The Happy Hour for International Postdocs - Special Italy, will be held on December 12th at Piazza Talarico and Papa Joe's Wine Cellar.

Join us to enjoy some wine and antipasti together with an hands-on activity of dough making for only $10!


The Happy Hour for International Postdocs - Special Latin America, will be held on October 17th at Casa Brasil.

Enjoy bites of the latin American culture with brasilian food, Cuban drinks and demonstration of Cuban salsa only for $10 registration fee!


The first Happy Hour for International Postdocs will be held on April 25that Chantal's Cheese Shop.

Discover wine and cheese of specific regions of France with other international postdocs for only $10 registration fee!


Career Club Events

The UPPDA organizes events and workshops focused career development for postdocs interested in industry, consulting, government, management, or academia.Check out the Career Development tab and the calendar on the home page for upcoming events!

The first career club workshop is Thursday, April 18th, more details here.


The second career club workshop is Tuesday, June 4th, more details here.


Data & Dine

This event provides University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and administrators in the form of a scientific poster session and networking dinner. For this year's guidelines, click here. To see Past Data and Dine award winners, click here. 

Town Hall

The UPPDA organizes General Assembly meetings to discuss common issues affecting postdocs.

Science 201X Career Symposium

Science 201X is the University of Pittsburgh’s annual broad-based regional celebration of local science and technology.

Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair - Science fair judging

If you study a field of Science or Engineering and able to chat with some bright young high school students, then you can judge as to enhance your development in STEM Education, visit their website here.


BioBreakfast is a weekly gathering of individuals in the Pittsburgh life sciences sector from 8-10 am every Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Technology Council on Technology Drive. For more information about BioBreakfast, visit their website here.