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Oct. 17 Panel on Women in STEM

The Chapel Hill AAUW invites educators, parents, students and local employers to join us on October 17, 10-11:30 AM at the Chapel Hill Public Library to learn more about how we can successfully engage girls and young women in the study and … Continue reading

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Book Event: Shipman’s Handbook for PIOs

Please join SCONC on Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Matt Shipman’s Handbook for Science Public Information Officers. Mr. Shipman is a public information officer at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Pizza Lunch: Cyber-Dogs and Robo-Roaches!

Our next pizza lunch features Alper Bozkurt, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He makes “biobots” — cockroaches and trained dogs wirelessly guided by microsystems that provide neural stimulation and physiological monitoring. The result is … Continue reading

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What? Whaaaaat?

Sad news, SCONCS, our listserv’s host has gone to that great cloud in the sky, taking our preferred email channel with it. Anton is working on rescuing the old mailing list and actively seeking a replacement that will allow us … Continue reading

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Let’s Roll the Credits on SciWri 12!

By Karl Leif Bates, Duke Research There’s always a great risk in calling people out by name for recognition, because you might leave someone worthy out. Yet we have no choice but to name the names behind ScienceWriters 2012 because some … Continue reading

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Oh My Gosh, that was fun!

Thanks for coming to North Carolina, ScienceWriters 2012!  We’re all a bit wiped out right now from the effort, but watch this space for more complete coverage and a HUUUUUGE list of thank you’s to all the great people who … Continue reading

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Lunch with a Scientist at SciWri12

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Welcome to North Carolina, Friends!

ScienceWriters 2012 has arrived! This annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is going to be busy but fun, with tours around the Triangle, engaging social events, and two days … Continue reading

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ScienceWriters2012 is almost here!

Registration for the ScienceWriters 2012 conference in downtown Raleigh opens August 15, and by golly, we’re almost ready for it! This meeting offers tremendous exposure for North Carolina science. To have these tastemakers here and to show them some impressive … Continue reading

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Watch This Space – ScienceWriters 2012!

UPDATED – Dec. 19, 2011 to reflect policy on admission to both conferences. (see below) SCONCs and friends: We’re next in line to host ScienceWriters 2012, a joint session combining the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers … Continue reading

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