SocEnt Events & Opportunities (October)

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Engage in a Dialogue About Racism and White Supremacy on Oct 4
Duke Divinity School is hosting a discussion and brown-bag lunch with Tema Okun, a faculty member with the Equity Fellows Program at Duke University. Conflict Conversations: White Supremacy Culture with Tema Okun, held October 4, is part of a yearlong Conflict Conversations series through the Divinity School.

Hult Prize 2018 Challenge- Harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people
Duke Hult Prize Info Session October 5th, 6-7pm | Languages 211

It is with great pleasure that we invite you or someone you know to participate in the 9th annual Hult Prize by competing on our fourth edition of Duke University’s on-campus event! This year’s President’s Challenge will tackle another global social challenge, as student teams of up to four people will come together from around the world to take on the global energy challenge!
The challenge specifically asks teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address the energy issues, a new front in entrepreneurship. This theme was selected by President Bill Clinton at this year’s United Nation’s Meeting in New York.
Don’t miss this exciting challenge! It’s not every day that we have an opportunity to create such change, and have access to a platform that can magnify the most promising ideas into a reality.

Duke Social Innovation Meet-Up
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Gross Hall Atrium, Duke
Meet and mingle with representatives from student organizations as well as orgs in Durham and learn about how to get involved in social innovation at Duke and beyond in Durham!
Duke Social Innovation Meet-Up

Durham is home to some AMAZING women! And it’s high time you met them! Join us for the first program in our WOMEN OF DURHAM series where we’ll be celebrating HER in the Bull City! Come hear how women in our community are making a real difference and how other women have advocated for them along the way. We’ll even have a chance to hear from some of the area’s very youngest ladies whose journeys are only just beginning. Don’t miss a chance to hear their stories and make new friends, too. We promise you’ll be amazed, you’ll be heartened, but mostly you’ll be proud of these women. And proud to call Durham home.
Admission is FREE. Donations to the StrongHER TogetHER Scholarship Fund are welcome.
Ponysaurus Brewing Company
Sat, October 21, 2017 from 2-4pm
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Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment
October 20, 2017
1-6pm – Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
Join women’s health and policy experts from Duke and beyond at the Women’s Health Symposium, “Advancing Women’s Health in a Changing Political Environment. The symposium is geared toward generating conversation and action to advance women’s health research and ensure access to women’s health care. Dr. Jen Kates of the Kaiser Family Foundation and North Carolina Congressman David Price will give keynote talks, followed by two panels. The first panel will focus on family planning, abortions and maternity care; the second will address adolescents, sexual gender minorities and health care access. This event is free for all participants. Please visit the website to learn more and register today!

All Things Open 2017- The largest Open Source/Tech/Web conference on the U.S. east coast
October 23 and 24- Raleigh Convention Center
All Things Open 2017 is the largest open technology event on the East Coast of the U.S. In 2016 more than 2,400 from 32 states and 19 countries attended and participated. More than 3,000 are expected from all over the world in 2017. The event will feature some of the most well known technologists and decision makers in the world as well as the world’s top technology companies. More than 200 sessions and 200 speakers will be featured over both days. Most well known technologists and decision makers in the world as well as the world’s top technology companies. Expected attendance 3,000+
Duke students just $49/day or $79/both days
More than 3,000 technologists and decision makers expected
Nearly every major technology company in the U.S. participating


Propose a New Bass Connections Project by November 3
Duke faculty are invited to submit proposals for projects which engage faculty, undergraduates and graduate/professional students in interdisciplinary exploration of big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges. Bass Connections

Policy Engagement Grants
Policy Bridge is offering up to $4,000 for policy engagement activities that serve to catalyze, expand, or enhance efforts to connect the worlds of research and public policy. Submissions for Policy Engagement Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of November 15.

CivicRise Seeks Paid Marketing Intern
Please apply by Oct 5
CivicRise is an early-stage technology startup (founded by Tim Scales, Fuqua ’17) that seeks to mobilize effective, sustained, and measurable civic engagement. The CivicRise action app allows users to subscribe to organizations such as Planned Parenthood or Democracy NC and receive targeted calls-to-action that they can complete through the app.
The Partnerships Internship is a marketing role focused on seeking and developing relationships with issue-advocacy organizations who would use the app to mobilize their supporters. The position responsibilities include researching prospects, creating outreach materials, assisting with pitches and demos, and other marketing/bizdev activities that we come up with together.
A monthly stipend is available for qualified candidates. Learn more and apply at www.civicrise.io/internships/.

The 2018 Echoing Green Fellowship Application is Now Open!
Echoing Green is accepting applications for our next class of Fellows until October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET
General Apply: Calling all innovators & social change leaders-
Black Male Achievement Fellowship: Are you innovating to improve black men & boys’ lives in the US?
For the Climate Fellowship: Do you have an innovative solution to tackle #climatechange?

Duke Startup Challenge Applicant Seeks Curious, Collaborative Teammates
My product is a web application that decodes English spelling-speech for international students to build oral English fluency. Our goal is to help speakers to build musicality in their speech. To do this, we will find patterns in the pronunciation of English words and classify them. Then, we will creatively and elegantly visualize our findings. This pronunciation application is just a start. After that, we can move on to finding hidden rules in different languages and visualize them as well. It is about small changes that can make a big difference, for many people.

I want to team up with people with web app backend and frontend coding skills (Back: Python/Java preferably, but don’t have to be. Front: web framework(e.g. Django, Nodejs, etc.); css+html+ JavaScript.) and also who can do visual design (Photoshop/ Sketch/ web app visual design tool(s) etc.).

What you can get from being a team member:
-$50,000 prize if we win
-Hone your deductive and inductive thinking skills
-Experience (the project is highly do-able, so you can go through the whole process of web app developing)
-Participate in entrepreneurship
-Friends and a lot of fun

You don’t have to decide to team up with me: being interested in and want to have a conversation would be great!
Coco’s email: kx19@duke.edu; cell: 919 519 7188.

Free Alternative Job Search Platform for Students- RIPPLE
Ripple is a startup reimagining the broken recruiting model by using AI to connect you with amazing companies and startups- Sign up here
Hello! My name is Brian, a Duke senior who is working with a tech startup called Ripple, an easy and effective career-matching service launched at Yale. Are you tired of career fairs? Do you wish you could seamlessly reach more companies? Well, Ripple is the solution to all your woes. We fix the broken recruiting model by making it so much easier to get jobs and summer internships through AI and Machine Learning. We are working with really cool companies across a range of industries from Fortune500 companies like Twitter, Blackrock, non-profits like Teach for America, to start-ups like Roivant Sciences.
For 5 minutes of your time, your resume will get in front of recruiters in highly targeted and curated batches instead of piles of thousands of resumes like with a job posting. All you need to do is apply here, and our website will guide you through our easy sign-up process. Come join the current 15,000 Ripplers on the platform and get matched to your dream internship/job today!
Questions? Contact: bperrycarrera@gmail.com

Social Innovation Insights with Pamela Hawley
Be a part of the conversation as social entrepreneur, Pamela Hawley blogs about her social innovation insights related to the topics of personal growth, global affairs, management, innovations in the marketplace, and social entrepreneurship. You can also submit your own specific questions through the “Dear Pamela” section of the blog!

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Seeking Volunteers for Research Study: Drones for Disaster Response
Duke’s Humans and Autonomy Lab is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study. In this study, you will fly a drone using a tablet in a simulated disaster response environment. Participants will be paid $20/hour via an Amazon gift card, and the experiment could last between 1.5-2.5 hours depending on experimental group. All participants will be eligible for a $100 Amazon e-gift card awarded to the top performer. For such purpose, an email address will need to be provided but will not be associated with any other experiment data other than the performance score. Participants must be over 18, with 20/20 or corrected to normal vision (glasses or contacts are OK) no history of neurological disorders, seizure disorders or head injury. Scheduling is flexible. This study has been approved by Duke’s non-medical IRB.

The experiment location is North Building 130, 304 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27708.
To request an appointment or for further information, please contact Minwoo Kim at minwoo.kim@duke.edu.


The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) offers a Connection Bar to advise students and faculty in planning and conducting their research.

The Office of Global Affairs has created a global partnerships database as well as resources and advice for establishing new partnerships.

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