GWIS has teamed up with Meredith College to start a mentoring program. Join us for a mentoring and networking event on February 28. The event will include a workshop on imposter syndrome with Dr. Tamara Tal, a principal investigator at the EPA. It will also be a chance to meet and network with fellow GWIS members and Meredith College students. GWIS members who are not formally part of the mentoring program are welcome!
If you are interested in joining us, sign-up HERE by February 21!
What: Mentoring workshop on imposter syndrome
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Where: Meredith College (specific location information will be emailed at a later date)
Join GWIS Research Triangle as we support and encourage budding scientists at the Region 3A Science & Engineering Fair and the North Carolina Student Academy of Science. The fair is Saturday, February 10 at Hillside High School in Durham! You can get involved either as a judge or a volunteer.
Judge elementary, junior, and senior projects submitted by students attending schools in the central region of NC. Judges are needed to work from 8 AM to 1:30 PM.
To serve as a judge, individuals must have training and experience in science and/or engineering and a desire to help students in the pursuit of these topics. A brief orientation, judging rubric, breakfast refreshments, and lunch will be provided.
The last day to register to judge is February 1, 2018. Sign up to judge: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/public_site/judge_register
Volunteer at the science fair to help with tasks such as directing students and parents, helping with awards, and clean up. You are not required to have a scientific background to volunteer. Time commitment will vary depending on your availability and chosen volunteer activity.
Sign up to volunteer: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/public_site/volunteer_register
If you sign up for either activity, you will be notified one week before the fair with more information about parking, check-in, and the schedule. More information about the fair can be found here http://ncsciencefair.org/region3a/
Join GWIS-RT at the 4th Annual Charity Casino Night on Thursday December 7th at 7 pm at Research Square in Durham NC. Donate to local children, show off your poker skills, and network the night away! Everyone is welcome!
Bring an unwrapped educational gift or toy to donate to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Triangle and receive chips to play casino games! Winnings can be exchanged for raffle tickets to enter drawings for gift packages. If you run out of chips, don’t worry! More chips can be acquired through $5 donations.
It will be a night of great food, drinks, and casino games, plus fun prizes for the luckiest winners!! RSVP HERE to join! Please RSVP by November 30. Dressy casual or business casual dress recommended.
What: Charity Casino Night (donate an unwrapped gift and play poker games)
Where: Research Square (601 W Main St Suite 102, Durham, NC 27701)
When: December 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Parking options: Free parking is located in front and beside of Research Square entrance (marked as 1, do not park in front of Magpie or West End) and the gravel Amtrak parking lot (3). Paid parking lots: Fuller Street Garage (2) and Brightleaf Lots (4).
Write to Change the World
Shaping Public Opinion with Op Eds
Want to get your message out? Shape public opinion?
Even with the explosion of social media, Op Eds are a critical anchor in any media advocacy strategy. This hands-on workshop will: (a) introduce participants to the purpose and potential of op-eds as part of a larger media advocacy strategy; (b) provide tips and strategies for developing effective op-eds; (c) help writers “translate” their professional knowledge into brief, powerful arguments that can shape public opinion; and (d) provide participants with tips on amplifying their voice through the media.
Preregistration is required. Please make sure to sign up by Nov 1st. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Are you interested in science outreach? Then come join GWIS-RT for TechnoQuest 2017! TechnoQuest is an event where hands-on workshops are presented to Girl Scouts to increase their awareness of science and technology. We’ll present a workshop that will cover how scientists use DNA to help solve crimes! The event is on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 AM at Meredith College in Raleigh.
If you are interested in volunteering, sign up HERE by November 3!
What: Volunteer at TechnoQuest 2017
Where: Meredith College (3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607)
When: November 11, 10:00 AM
Are you interested in learning about bugs? Are you adventurous enough to eat bugs? Then join fellow GWIS members as we attend BugFest! BugFest is a free, family friendly event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This year the theme is all about dragonflies (http://naturalsciences.org/bugfest/index).
GWIS will meet at 9 AM and will attend BugFest as a group. Family, friends, and non-GWIS members are welcome to join us! This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow science enthusiast while learning all about bugs! To RSVP click HERE. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14.
Date: Saturday, September 16
Meeting time: 9:00 AM – BugFest runs from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. It is very popular (35,000 attendees!) so we want to arrive early before it gets too crowded. Please keep in mind that traffic may be heavier than usual when heading downtown.
Meeting location: North Carolina Veteran’s Monument (1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601) – We will walk over to the museum from the monument.
If you are interested in volunteering at BugFest on your own visit the following link: http://naturalsciences.org/bugfest/volunteering
The volunteer sign-up sheet will be available August 21.
GWIS Research Triangle invites all its members, their families, friends, and pets to a fun summer hike followed by a picnic lunch at Reedy Creek Shelter #2 at William B. Umstead State Park. Join us as we go for an invigorating hike followed by some yummy food, for a celebration of summer. Food will be provided! If you can’t attend both the hike and picnic, that is not a problem! We will hike first and plan to be back at the shelter to start picnicking around 11:30 AM.
Date: Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM (for the hike), 11:30 AM (for the picnic)
Where: Reedy Creek Shelter #2 at William B. Umstead State Park, (2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513 – parking information and map will be sent after registration)
This event is free! Register to attend HERE by Tuesday, August 1st.
Join fellow GWIS Research Triangle members for a discussion about sex equity in biomedical research at the Science Cafe: When Mice Are Men at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
In medicine, men and women experience illness and respond to drugs differently, but scientists primarily study males when developing treatments for both sexes. University of North Carolina surgeon scientist Melina Kibbe, MD, will discuss sex equity throughout the biomedical research pipeline: from cell research to human clinical trials. Dr. Kibbe’s advocacy around this issue has resulted in policy changes from the National Institute of Health, the Government Accountability Organization, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Join us Saturday June 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Friends and family are encouraged to attend! The tour will cost $8.60 per person and will need to be paid in advance to secure a spot.
RSVP here by Thursday June 1. The Duke Lemur center is located at 3705 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705.