SocEnt Events & Opportunities (Sep/Oct)

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Women Tech Connect
Thursday, September 21, 6 to 8 p.m. | Ipreo, 421 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC
Join us at Ipreo for an evening of networking with women in technology, and get inspired by women in leadership. Enjoy tasty treats and beverages of choice while learning more about how Ipreo supports women in the workplace. RSVP here.

 Presentation & Pitch Coaching
Wednesday, September 27, 11:30 am | The Frontier, 800 Park Office Drive Durham, NC
Are you interested in presenting at 1 Million Cups or other venues? Attending this training session will make sure you cover the areas your audience will be interested in and help prepare you for presenting. Link here

Duke Guac & Talks
Wednesday, September 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Devil’s Krafthouse, 070 Chapel Dr.
Over a buffet of guac and salsa, chat with Triangle-based creative professionals to hear about their careers, ask for advice, get job/internship leads and ask questions about navigating your creative interests. For a list of confirmed guests and to RSVP, click here.

Entrepreneurship Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Duke University, Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Building
This workshop led by David Christie will focus on assessing customer needs and determining market size. Ideally each attendee (or small group) will arrive with a business concept in hand, ready to apply the lessons of the workshop in real-time. The workshop is sponsored by MEDx, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Pre-registration is required and lunch is provided.

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Wednesday, October 11, 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Penn Pavilion
In her new book, educational innovator Cathy Davidson (Duke’s former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare for our age of constant change. Join us for a discussion, reception and book signing.
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Duke Technology Scholars Program (DTech)
Calling all women in CS/ECE: While the school year has just started, it’s not too early to be thinking about next summer.  If you’d like to have a summer internship in Silicon Valley or Raleigh/Durham, shared housing with other Duke students, networking opportunities at top tech companies, 1×1 mentoring with industry leaders, and dedicated career support and guidance throughout the year, apply to DTech, which not only provides all of these benefits, but also involves an unparalleled opportunity to engage in a strong community of other Duke women in CS/ Engineering – both current students and alumni.
The online application form is available at dtech.duke.edu/how-to-apply.  Applications will be accepted until December, but some companies are already beginning to fill their internship spots, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.  If you’d like more information, please visit the DTech website or contact Monica Jenkins (monica.jenkins1@duke.edu) or any of the 34 Duke students who participated in DTech this past summer.  Also, here is a link to a recent article about DTech:  http://bit.ly/2tMmbjJ.

The Innovation Co-Lab- for Entrepreneurs, Tinkerers, Innovators, and Makers
…. is back up and running for the fall semester and we have a ton of opportunities and resources available to the Duke Community. OPPORTUNITIES BELOW:

  • Roots Classes – Our Roots program is our technology workshop series.  We offer short workshops in a variety of topics and tracks – usually at least once a week throughout the semester.  The classes are free – just sign up on our website – and cover a variety of topics including HTML & CSS, Javascript, mobile development, git, general programming fundamentals, specific frameworks, hardware, and more. We have announced the first month or so of classes on our website (and they are filling up quickly), and will continue to roll them out throughout the semester.  
  • The Co-Lab Studio – featuring our wall of 50+ 3d printers, completely free and open to the Duke Community, other digital fabrication tools including laser cutters, CNC machines, high end printers, electronics devices, and an awesome space to work in.  The Studio is centrally located on West Campus in the Telcom building, which is right behind Bostock Library on the way towards eQuad.
  • Innovation Grants – Working on something and need some funding and project management support?  We have grants available for student projects on a rolling application.  Check out our existing projects here and apply on our website if you think this would be useful to your projects.
  • Studio Night – Our weekly, agenda-free, build/make/hang out night at the Studio.  We provide dinner every Tuesday at 6pm in the studio.  Come hang out and make something together.
  • Office Hours and Tech Support – We provide one-on-one tech support for student projects during our regular Office Hours.  Our student consultants can help work through problems and questions and guide your project to completion.

Questions?  Contact us at colab-ops@duke.edu

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