Building Interdisciplinay Social Sciences: Ed Balleisen in Conversation with Tom Nechyba

Join us for a conversation with Thomas Nechyba, professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Nechyba. The conversation will focus on Nechyba’s role in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities at Duke, through such key developments as the move of SSRI to Gross Hall, the invention of Bass Connections, and the creation of a Master program in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS).

Energy & Cleantech Opportunities in India

Energy & Cleantech Opportunities in India
Mon, Dec. 10, 11:30 - 1 p.m.
RTI International Campus, Research Triangle Park

This event is primarily intended for area companies, but interested Duke students are welcome. U.S. technology and services in energy and environment are poised for incredible growth opportunities in India, but face regulatory hurdles and challenges in implementation and enforcement. Come learn how your company can take advantage of these opportunities while managing the potential pitfalls. Speakers include Sham Shamsudeen (Energy Specialist, US Embassy, India); Vikram Rao (Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer, RTI International & Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium); and other representatives from the US Department of Commerce, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. 

The event is free but advance registration is required: email

Huang Fellows Program Info Session

Huang Fellows Program Info Session

The Science & Society Initiative will present information on its Huang Fellows Program, which trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Applications for the summer 2019 cohort open on Dec. 18 and close Jan. 22. Open to current Duke freshmen. 

Fri., Dec. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
North Building Room 232

December Research Fair

Are you still looking for a summer research opportunity? If so, stop by The Edge Workshop on Monday, December 3rd from 6:00pm-7:30pm to hear about summer opportunities such as BSURF, Bass Connections, Summer Neuroscience, Story+, Huang Fellows, as well as many scholarships, fellowships, grants, and more that support summer research.

RTCC Cleantech Innovators’ Networking

Join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster for a holiday party to celebrate all the progress we made in cleantech this year! Learn about the technologies and companies changing the world and making the Triangle region a global cleantech leader. Mingle with the region's cleantech innovators and meet influencers from industry, government, and academia. Attendees will each receive a complimentary beverage (beer/wine) along with hors d'oeuvres.

Student Discount: use code trianglestudent for 50% off registration

Bass Connections in the World

Join us for a special Bass Connections event featuring research stories from four 2018-19 project teams. Students will share research findings, tools and applications in development, lessons from the field and experiences doing community-engaged research with local and international partners. This event is part of Duke at Home in the World, a month-long series of events highlighting how Duke students, faculty and staff are engaged with communities all over the world.

MBA FoodCon

FoodCon is an annual conference that celebrates the food and agri-business community. The business schools of UNC, NC State University, and Duke University co-sponsor this one-day conference each year. Duke Fuqua’s MBA Food and Agriculture club will host FoodCon 2018 on Wednesday, December 5th at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Our goal is to bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professionals who have a shared interest in the sustainable food industry. We aim to increase the awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry as well as support and grow the industry here in North Carolina and throughout the country.

Startup Demo Day

Startup leaders will pitch their clean energy innovations and describe internship and job opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students. After the presentations, you’ll be able to network with entrepreneurs and learn more! Presented in partnership with the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. RSVP here.


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