Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dr. McConnell Shared WFUBMC Goals at Chamber Annual Meeting

From the Winston-Salem Journal:
Dr. John McConnell, the chief executive of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, spread his message to a larger audience yesterday that the system is at a crossroads.

McConnell spoke at the 125th annual meeting of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. He gave a similar presentation in February.

Wake Forest Baptist is playing an increasingly large role in the local economic transition. It is Forsyth County’s largest employer, with about 11,800 employees overall, and is the driving force behind the build-out of Piedmont Triad Research Park.

Read the rest of the article, including the names of the winners for both the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award and the Cook Medical Innovation Award, here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WinstonNet Gets Second Federal Grant

From the Winston-Salem Journal: WinstonNet Inc. yesterday received its second large federal grant in three months, this time aimed at providing free computer training for some adults in Forsyth County.

WinstonNet is a partnership of local government, academic institutions and the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. It was started in 2001 to help bridge the technology divide between higher- and lower-income residents by providing free computer labs and tutoring services.

The $1.06 million grant is geared toward the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Connect Your Community program. The program is part of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Broadband Technology Opportunities program.

Read the entire article here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

SciWorks Special Event - Doktor Kaboom!

Tuesday, November 16th at Reynolds Auditorium 7pm
Presented by SciWorks, Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man Science Variety Show for elementary age children through adults!

Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Be amazed by a sidesplitting tour of the modern scientific method with spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Doors Open 6:15 - showtime 7:00 pm.

For more information and tickets click here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SciTech Lecture Series: October 27th, 2010

Forsyth Tech Community College and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce present in celebration of Forsyth Tech's 50th Anniversary, the SciTech Lecture Series.

Dr. Mark Wainberg, of McGill University and Past President of the International AIDS Society will speak about “The Benefits of 25 years of HIV Research on Laboratory Technology and Human Health”.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on Forsyth Tech's Main Campus in the Ardmore Auditorium at 4 P.M., October 27th, 2010.

Hear scientists, researchers and industry thought leaders explore how science and technology are combining to change our world.

For further information please contact Mona Cofer or call her at 336.734.7205.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DATS'10 Symposium Provides Weekend Where Food , Art and Technology Intersect

DATS 2010 explores how food-related designs can help to develop a sustainable culture of healthy lifestyles through good eating. Interdisciplinary teams are creating implements, furnishings and environments to promote thinking and learning about healthy food. This weekend long symposium entitled Food For Thought: Nourish Roots, Cultivate Ideas, Harvest Change will be at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.

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Forsyth Tech's Nanotech Program Featured in Small Times

Did you know that Forsyth Tech has one of the most advanced and innovative nanotechnology program's in the country? The program was recently featured in Small Times. Read the article online here.