Festival runs Sat., Sept. 11 - Sun., Sept. 26
Saturday, September 11
9:00am – 7:00pm
Museum of Natural Sciences, Jones Street, The Plaza, Edenton Street
Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth, during fascinating presentations. Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy crawlers as a major ingredient at Café Insecta. Join the moths, fireflies and katydids for an exhilarating evening of nocturnal activities at the Evening Insectival.
Sunday, September 12
2010 NC Science Festival
Various events, ongoing through Sun. 9/26
Presented by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium.
Monday, September 13
BioNetwork Course:Operations in Biotechnology Processes
8:00am (Mon. 9/13) – 5:00pm (Fri. 9/17)
BioNetwork Capstone Center, BTEC 250 B, 850 Oval Drive, Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC 27695
Take a hands-on approach to learning the details of the typical processing steps used to produce a biopharmaceutical in a simulated cGMP environment. An understanding of the science and equipment used in each processing step will be proviced, as well as hands-on laboratory experience in ferentation, product isolation, and purification of a protein.
SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop: Clean Green Energy Edition
8:00am – 5:00pm
Durham Marriott Convention Center, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
Come join other energy / clean / green technology-based entrepreneurs and small companies who are seeking funding for R&D and plan to submit a SBIR/STTR proposal within the next 12 months.
Tuesday, September 14
SJF Summit on the New Green Economy
All day (thru Wed. 9/15)
Durham Convention Center (Adjacent Marriott)
A dynamic gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, government and community leaders sharing inspiring successes & practical tools and exploring strategic partnerships to build the green economy with opportunities for all. The event will feature keynotes from Bruce Usher, former CEO of carbon trading firm EcoSecurities, and David Orr, distinguished professor at Oberlin College describing the innovative Oberlin green economy initiative, as well as many more.
Periodic Tables: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain: Dude, where’s my car?
7:00 – 9:00pm
Broad Street Cafe, Durham
Recent MRI studies have shown that adolescence is a period of intensive brain development, and this research has generated new public policy debates on topics ranging from criminal liability to the drinking age. Dr. Swartzwelder of Duke’s Institute for Brain Sciences will be joining us and will review his studies of the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain, and suggest a context for the ongoing public policy debates.
Wednesday, September 15
Medical Innovation and Strategies Conference 2010: Wireless and Consumer Health
7:00am – 5:00pm
Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, Health Sector Management Program, 100 Fuqua Drive Durham, 27708
Program Focus: Future impact of wireless technology on healthcare industry, Understanding the future trends of consumer healthcare, Expert panel discussions on business models and innovation solutions.
Thursday, September 16
TiE: Working in the US: Trips and Traps
11:30am – 2:00pm
Brier Creek Country Club
TiE Carolinas lunch session. Jennifer Parser of Poyner Spruill discusses immigration and work issues for employees, including visa requirements.
Seminar: Molecular Pathogenesis and Therapy of Subsets of Tobacco-Related Head and Neck Cancers
2:00 – 3:00pm
NIEHS, Rall Bldg., Rodbell B
Open to the public. Speaker: Carter Van Waes, M.D., Ph.D.
Friday, September 17
DGHI Global Health Exchange: Dr. Eva Harris
10:00 – 11:00am
Duke Global Health Institute, 124 Trent Hall
Please join us for this Global Health Exchange for MSc-GHs. This exchange is being arranged by the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
To view a complete calendar of RTP community events, please visit the Science in the Triangle calendar.