Erin Monda, Research Triangle Foundation of NC - NC Science Fest is coming up., NC BEST Fest takes place at the NC Natural Sciences Museum, Gov. McCrory has not visited RTP HQ yet, City of Raleigh Datapalooza is happening – if you want to be involved contact Jason Hare. RTP is launching an event series in March called 180. Tickets are limited, if you’d like to attend get them now!
Anitra Johnson, Fujifilm Diosynth – RTP facility is expanding, and they have jobs available. TWEET!
Hallie Sessoms, Sigma Xi – March 18-23 they will be hosting at virtual student showcase on Tumblr. 100 submissions have been received so far, and 400 judges from around the world will be assessing the content. Nov. 8th and 9th will be the Student Research Conference. Hope to host a career expo in conjunction with the conference. Members of the Sigma Xi development office might be reaching out to park companies to provide support. Their in-house publication, American Science Magazine, will be developing a phone app that will be released in conjunction with their June issue.
Jamie Nunnelly, from SAMSI and NISS– SAMSI will be hosting one of the few Simons Public Lectures in the US, at the UNC Friday center at 7pm on April 24th. The Simons public Lectures are held worldwide. Dr. Francesca Dominici will be presenting on “The Public Health Impact of Air Pollution and Climate Change.” She is the Asst. Dean of the Harvard school of Public Health. For more info visit: http://www.samsi.info\simons2013
Robin Decale, NC BioTech - #lsc2013, annual biotech conference with CED. BioInternational Convention is April 22nd – 25th in Chicago.
Andrew Sawyer, RDU – Rdublog.com, adding new content about 2-3 times a week. Some of the info could be very helpful for RTP companies. There is also new info about the USAir/AA merger, and how this could affect RDU. TSA Pre-check is also coming to RDU in March. Recently announced the new restaurants for Terminal 1, when the project opens next spring. RDU currently has daily non-stop flights to San Fran, and they’re launching two daily non-stop flights to LA on American and Delta.
Kelley Thompson, Fidelity – Just had 10 year anniversary of campus in NC, called Millennium Way. Fidelity is actively hiring for the growth they’ve experienced. Currently, Fidelity is a sponsor of the RTP Food Truck Rodeo. They have launched @FidelityJobs to help get the word out about openings with their company,
Melissa Kotacka, UNC –Launch of http://money.unc.edu – great planning resource for students and families for entirety of UNC career. Two Luce scholars (our student body president and one of our Morehead-Cain scholars) – UNC is the only university with two for 2013-14 class and leads nation overall with 35. NC Science Festival special event for HS juniors coming up in the spring; event is by invitation only (already sent) and in collaboration with other UNC/Morehead Planetarium events
Keanne Hoeg, NCSU Industrial Extension Services – Has partnered with FedEx to provide a training on how manufacturers can export products. The session consists of three day-long trainings throughout a two-month period. Visit ies.ncsu.edu for more info.
Allie Sandoval, RTI – Opened new research operations center in Raleigh. Recently wrote a report for the NC Sustainable Energy Association that received a lot of press.
Linda Taurasi, RTI Intl – Just attended Washington DC social media week and got to meet with the USA Social Media Team. RTI Intl is currently partnering with Duke in a sustainability business and social impact degree through the Fuqua School of Business.
Amy Blalock, City of Durham – The City of Durham is currently in the final stages of hiring a Social Media Manager. New person should be on board in a month.
These Social Media Meetings are organized by Erin Monda, Communications Director, Research Triangle Foundation. She is assisted by her most excellent Department Coordinator, Julie Terry.
If you wish to participate in future meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; generally speaking, you must represent a Park company, a founding university — or an international airport.