Aug 17 2023


5:00 pm - 7:15 pm


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RTP180: The Science Behind It

About RTP180

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our founding Universities, Park companies and the North Carolina community at-large, are called upon to speak passionately and authentically about what matters to them. The twist? They must do it in 5 minutes or less!

We ask our speakers to be intentional with their 300 seconds on stage. What perspective of their industry are they able to share? What are their passions? What would our community be surprised to learn? What case studies in North Carolina are cutting edge?

This Month

This month we are bringing in the experts to present their unique take on The Science Behind It. Our speakers will share new research that builds on our understanding of the world, it’s people and the interactions we have. Join us to learn about various aspects of forensic science, food science, psychology and more!

Prior to the start of the show, join us at 5:00 p.m. for refreshments and networking. Local science organizations will be tabling during this time. We’re excited to have the Triangle Land Conservancy join us to table about preserves in the area. You also won’t want to miss the meteorite identification booth with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the telescopes on display from Raleigh Astronomy Club.

When you come early, you can enjoy a complimentary Locopop to keep you cool during this hot summer heat. As always, we will have complimentary popcorn, beer from Fullsteam RTP, and wine selections from RTP Uncorked.

Our Experts

Joseph Parian | NC Department of Justice

Dr. Sarah Glova | Tech Reporter & Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Sheppard | NC State University

Fenella Saunders | American Scientist

Dr. David Dayton | RTI International

Our Game Plan

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for beer, wine, snacks and an interactive science networking hour.

The show kicks off at 6:00 p.m. sharp in-person at 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP NC 27709.

Can’t attend in-person? The event will be livestreamed here beginning at 6:00p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2023.

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @FrontierRTP.

Our Promise

The safety of our community is our top priority. We will be adhering to all Covid-19 regulations put in place by Durham county. Our team is working behind the scenes to offer a safe in-person option, as well as a virtual option. The mission of this event, telling the stories of innovations and talent in this region, remains as important as ever and the show must go on.

We want you to easily access our events and webinars. Feel free to reach out to us with accommodation requests at and we’ll do our best to facilitate.

Sponsored by RTI International

Note: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize Frontier RTP to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.


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800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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