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“180°: Weird Science,” will take place on April 16, 2013, from 6:00-8:00, at RTP’s headquarters (12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC). Our doors open at 5:00 and a reception is to follow -- our guests may stay as long as they'd like.
We're out to showcase the best and brightest from our companies, universities and communities. And if you like robots, science and delicious cocktails, this is the event for you.
It's going to be a good time.
No suits, no ties, and definitely no hats, unless they're red fedoras. This is the future of RTP. And it's a loud one.
Bad, Bad Cake, Alex and Matt - The finest gentlemen bartenders in town go rogue from their established posts at CGrace and Foundation to present the science of slinging cocktails.
NC Robotics - Robots.
NCState, Eleanor Spicer Rice - What is this, a school for ants?! Yes.
NIEHS, Geoffrey Mueller - TBD, but since this is the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, we're guessing it's something environmental and health related!
GeoMagic, Tom Simon - 3D Printing is the next tech revolution, and we've got one of the companies on the forefront right here in the Triangle.
Duke University, William Parker - In the deep underbelly of Duke's underground, this professor catches his own rats for their parasites. Why? Because he loves them.
bioMason, Ginger Dosier - A startup out of RTP's First Flight Venture Center, bioMason's Ginger Dosier helps make glow-in-the-dark bricks made of bacteria.
UNC, Richard Superfine - UNC speaks to the virtual lung project.
MOM, Dennis Tracz - Apparently, there's a new super-fruit in town, and this ones grown right in North Carolina. Behold: the noble Muscadine. Dennis' is another startup based out of RTP's First Flight Venture Center.
Elon, Ashley Deese - The science of visualization.
We are working on confirming additional speakers and will publish updates as they become available.
The 180° series is meant to be fun and light-hearted -- a new way to showcase all the awesome of the Triangle. Our last event garnered some press attention and general appreciation; we hope you'll join us for the next iteration.
The hashtag for the event is #RTP180 and Facebook friends via www.facebook.com/TheRTP will be able to watch livestreaming footage thanks to Veetle.
After the event, videos of speakers will be uploaded to our YouTube channel over at www.youtube.com/user/TheRTPNC.
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