September Events

Wake Audubon Evening Meeting: URBAN WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Nature Research Center at NC Museum of Science; 121 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601 · Raleigh, NC

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: Mapping Human-Wildlife Interactions in North Carolina

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission fields complaints about wildlife from the general public that fall under the realm of “urban wildlife conflicts.” WRC extension wildlife biologist Falyn Owens will describe some of the ways animals invite themselves into our lives and onto our properties. We’ll learn how the WRC uses big data to better understand these interactions and improve outreach efforts, and how to be more savvy at coexisting with NC wildlife.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: Wake Audubon Meeting, 

WIB-RTP: Demystifying Entrepreneurship

Monday, September 12th, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Dogwood Auditorium, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC  27709

Are you curious about entrepreneurship but don’t know what it takes? Join the WIB-RTP chapter for an exciting event on “Demystifying Entrepreneurship.” We have a panel of local female entrepreneurs and business owners who will share their business pitch and participate in a panel discussion with the audience. The panelists will share their experiences with starting and growing their own business, including ideation, funding, and developing a business plan.

The panel will involve audience interaction with the panelists and will end with a breakout networking session. Whether you have the next great idea or are simply interested in learning more about what it is like to start your own company, this event will have something everyone can enjoy!

Food and drink tickets will be provided.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: Women in Bio (WIB)

RTP180: Medical Devices

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Frontier 800, 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, NC 27709

Curious about the medical innovations happening here in the Triangle? Join us September 19 to hear from five local experts in the medical device industry. Topics include the Internet of Things (IoT), hospital sensors, the cannabis industry, cancer drugs, drones, and the commercialization of medical products.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: Research Triangle Park

NPR’s Science Friday Coming to Raleigh!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

North Carolina Museum of Art

There’s no place like North Carolina—and we have the science documentaries to prove it.

As we bid summer adieu, join Science Friday at the North Carolina Museum of Art for an event that celebrates the diverse, natural landscapes and impactful science happening from the coastline to the forested hills. We’ll watch three films produced by Science Friday in North Carolina and talk with the scientists featured on screen, who will discuss some of science’s biggest questions: How do we adapt as the climate changes? How are we alike the other animals on our plants? How can we help preserve the unique landscapes around the world?

Come meet the scientists and hear about their work:

  • Dr. Emily Bernhardt, Biogeochemist and Ecologist at Duke University
  • Dr. Marina Blanco, Research Scientist at Duke Lemur Center
  • Marcelo Ardon, Ecologist at NC State University
  • Ryan Emanuel, Hydrologist at NC State University
  • Laura Hamon, Graduate Student, Department of Applied Ecology at NC State University

The event is presented in partnership with WUNC.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Peter Klopfer from Duke University will not be able to attend this event.

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Event Sponsor: NPR and WUNC

Watch thousands of chimney swifts enter a roost

Sunday 22 September at 6:45

Foster Street Coffee, DT Durham

Join us to view a few chimney swift roosts in Downtown Durham, including what may be one of the largest roosts in the state if not the whole Southeast.

We’ll meet in front of Foster Street Coffee at 6:50p, then start walking at 7:00p. Parking should be easy to find. Bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars if you have them. I’ll send my cell to those who RSVP in case you have any trouble finding us.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: Triangle Young(ish) Naturalists

Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting – Keith Kennedy – Birding in South Africa

Monday, 23 September at 7:30

Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, NC

Admission is free and the public is invited. Come at 7:15 p.m. for light refreshments.

Keith Kennedy will present “Birding the Western Cape and the Southern Kalahari of South Africa.”

Two unique areas of South Africa offer chances to see a number of endemic bird species as well as seldom-seen mammals. The Western Cape includes coastal bird species of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, many endemic species such as sunbirds, sugarbirds, and rock jumpers, and the endemic African penguins at the Cape of Good Hope. Visitors to the southern Kalahari have opportunities to see not only 240 species of birds, mammals such as the roan and sable antelope, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, and the desert black rhino, but also unusual small carnivores such as aardwolf, aardvark, honey badger, meerkats, and the endangered pangolin. Photos and videos will be presented.

Keith is a recently retired entomologist who has been pursuing bird and insect photography for over 10 years. Keith’s wife Sharon, whose degree is in food and nutrition, has been an avid birder for the last 20 years. They met at Cornell University while grad students. They recently relocated to Raleigh from Wisconsin where they lived for 30 years.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: CH Bird club

Duke Digital Health Day 2019 – Digital Health Across the Lifespan

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 10:00am — 4:30pm

Trent Semans Center, 8 Searle Center Drive, Durham, NC 27710

The Duke Mobile App Gateway is excited to announce Digital Health Day on September 25, 2019. This year’s theme for our one day conference is ‘Digital Health Across the Lifespan’. The program will include insights from experts in research, clinical care, and device development and will explore how health tech is used from pediatrics to gerontology.

Lunch will be provided.

We will be accepting abstracts for morning poster presentations starting in July 25, 2019. Watch for additional announcements on Twitter and via our newsletter!

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Event Sponsor/Organization: Duke Mobile App Gateway

SciRen Triangle and Educator Open House

Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 5:30-8:30pm

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

Students, faculty, and other researchers at all career stages that are excited about sharing their research with educators are welcome! All researcher participants are expected to develop workable lesson plans which can be posted online and made available to educators for them to use in their classrooms. Researchers are also invited to participate in a Lesson Plan Workshop to help them develop effective and relevant lesson plans. For additional questions, please see our Researcher Information page.

The free SciREN Triangle networking event provides a networking opportunity for educators and researchers. At SciREN events, researchers share K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans that are based on their current research and adhere to state and national educational standards. The SciREN Triangle networking event is held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. Additionally, SciREN gives scientists and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.

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Event Sponsor/Organization: SciRen