First GSPS Social of the Year

Welcome to our new members & welcome back to our returning members!

We will be having our first social of the year at Terrapin this Friday (8/25) starting at 5pm. Come have a beer, meet the exec board and other GSPS members, and talk about all things GSPS! We have some open executive board positions this year as well so if you’re interested please stop by and introduce yourself!

Unfortunately, GSPS will not be providing alcohol, however the event is free to those who do not drink!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email!

Annual GSPS Research Day Announced

Click here to register and submit your abstract.


Registration for 8th Annual Career Symposium

We are opening up registration for our 8th Annual Career Symposium on November 2nd, 2016 from 8am-1pm. This will be a great event co-sponsored by GSPS and the UGA Career Center, and will have speakers from various areas of science including industry, academia, and government. Breakfast and snacks will be provided, but please register in advance!

Let us know if you have any questions regarding the event. Once we have the speakers finalized, we will send an additional registration email with the speakers listed. While it is scheduled from 8am-1pm, you’re more than welcomed to come and go between talks in order to attend class/other obligations.

Link to register:

8th Annual Career Symposium Registration

GSPS to attend Graduate School Info Fair – Aug 8th

Welcome to UGA, incoming graduate students!

GSPS will be at the Graduate School Information Fair on Monday, August 8th from 9-11:30am to talk about what we are all about, upcoming events for the year, and open executive board positions! Come check us out!

Join GSPS at Relay for Life on April 15

Please join GSPS at our next event, Relay for Life on 4/15/16.  We will be selling henna tattoos all night to raise money for the American Cancer Society, so please join our team to help raise awareness!

Donations can be made at:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for attending Research Day

Thank you to those who attended Research Day, and everyone who contributed to make it successful!  The GSPS board would like to thank all students and postdocs for their participation, the faculty who volunteered their time and expertise as judges, and Dr. Todd McDevitt for joining us from California as our keynote speaker.  For those that missed the awards ceremony at the end of the day, the winners were:

Poster winners: Anat Florentin and Phillip Knutson

Poster runner-ups: Kawanda Foster, Anna Nichenko, and Ruchi Yadav

Talk winner: Caitlin Conn

Talk runner-up: Bijoyaa Mohapatra


Research Day Registration Now Open

Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) at UGA will be hosting its 6th Annual Research Day on Monday, March 28th, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 5PM at the Coverdell Center. Attendance is not mandatory for the full day, although it is encouraged. Thanks to our sponsors across campus, registration to the event is FREE for all students, postdocs, and faculty to attend. Registration will be open until March 11th and the highlight will be a keynote address from Dr. Todd McDevitt, a prominent scientist in the engineering technologies of stem cell research.

If you have any questions please feel free to email

To register: complete the form 6th Annual GSPS Research Day 2016.

GSPS Social Event this Thursday, Jan 28th

The Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science are hosting a social event this Thursday, January 28th at 5:30pm. The event will take place at Athens’ very own Creature Comforts Brewery, located at 271 W Hancock Ave.

Officers of GSPS will be wearing grey GSPS t-shirts, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about GSPS or our upcoming Research Day.

GSPS Research Day set for March 28

Attention! Do you have research or projects that you are ready to show off to UGA? Then join the Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science for our upcoming sixth annual Research Day! Research Day is an opportunity for students to present posters and give talks on past, current, and forthcoming research that they are working for the University of Georgia. We will be awarding PRIZES to the best talks and posters according to our judge’s panel of university professors. It is a great experience for students to not only practice their presentation skills, but to also introduce the UGA community to the work that they are doing.

The highlight of Research Day will be a keynote address from Dr. Todd McDevitt, a prominent scientist in the engineering technologies of stem cell research (

Research Day will take place on March 28th. If you are interested in participating, please look out for another email which will tell you where and how to submit your abstract.  The GSPS board will then be in touch regarding specifics about the event.

GSPS will also be hosting a social event on 1/28 at Creature Comforts in downtown Athens, and as always, we are available to answer any questions you may have, so be on the lookout for future emails!

Good luck with the start of your spring semester, and good luck in all your research.

2015-2016 GSPS Executive Board Open Positions


Secretary: Role is to record and distribute minutes at our monthly meetings, handle all official correspondences, and manage the email/social media accounts.

Fundraising chair: Responsibilities include reaching out to various departments around campus and seeking donations for funds that are used to support GSPS events (travel expenses for speakers, catering for events, etc.) and updating the executive board on the progress made at the monthly GSPS meetings.

Post-doc chair: A representative member of the University’s science post-docs, involved in the planning of GSPS events. Responsibilities include attending monthly GSPS meetings and assisting with the recruitment of additional post-docs to the association.

Teaching chair: A liaison between the University and GSPS. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings with University Administrators (such as the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning), as well as advisement of Graduate School/University events that relate to teaching. Previous teaching experience is recommended but not required. Significant flexibility in determining his/her role because this is such a new position! Must also attend monthly GSPS meetings.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Kristy Zera at