Social Events

WiSE & Cheese

Take a break from work and join us every semester for wine, cheese, and to hang out with other WiSE members! Sign up for our listserv to get updates on when these events are held!

WiSE & GWIS Social at Ponysaurus

January 14, 2016

Join WiSE and the RTP chapter of Graduate Women in Science on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Ponysaurus for a behind the scenes tour of the facilities followed by a social with pints and flights at the taproom. Friends and family are more than welcomed to attend!

Book Club with Author Rachel Swaby

May 5, 2016

Join WiSE and Rachel Swaby, the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World, for dinner and a discussion about her book and the impacts of women scientists on the world.

Wine Tasting

March 6, 2010

The Rho Tau Chapter of the Graduate Women in Science invites you to an afternoon of Wine Tasting at BrandyWine Cellars. This is a great opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to meet other trainees from the Research Triangle area and establish a social and professional network.

We will be tasting 5 different wines and the tasting fee will be $5, payable preferably by cash, directly to Brandy of BrandyWine Cellars.

Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

February 25, 2010

“‘Naturally Obsessed: the Making of a Scientist’ plunges viewers into a lab at Columbia University Medical Center, where professor Larry Shapiro oversees a team of PhD candidates researching AMPK, the protein that controls appetite… racing against the competition to be first to publish results in breaking the AMPK code… In close quarters, with each budding scientist grappling with personal and professional issues, personalities clash and emotions flare.” [The documentary] “moves viewers with ease and intimacy through a world too often portrayed as boring, nerdy and filled with indecipherable jargon… Smart, tightly focused and deeply affecting, ‘Naturally Obsessed’ is an inspiration.”

–Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post, March 11, 2009

A panel discussion moderated by Professor Mohamed Noor, Department of Biology follows the screening (7:00-7:30pm)

Panel Topic: The film’s implications for science students and the public perception of the basic sciences

WiSE Happy Hour @ TGI Fridays

March 26, 2008

It may be only Wednesday, but it’s time for happy hour! Meet us at TGI Fridays on Erwin for appetizers and drinks. WiSE will provide the appetizers, and TGI Fridays will be offering great drink specials on beer and mixed drinks.

WiSE Movie Night

March 6, 2008

Come join the ladies of WiSE for a great movie, snacks and fun! Sara Salahi will be hosting us at the Lofts of Lakeview–meet her at the door to the lobby to get in. Parking for the Lofts can be found either in the small parking lot that is in front of the Lofts, any of the parallel parking spots in the street between the Lofts and the Friday’s complex, or in the Friday’s parking lot.

Duke Women’s Basketball Game vs. Virginia Tech

Friday, February 1, 2008

Join GPWN and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at the upcoming Duke Women’s basketball game versus Virginia Tech. Meet at the Duke Women’s Center at 5:45pm or meet our group at Cameron Stadium by game-time at 7pm. Graduate students get in free with Duke ID. Go Duke!

WiSE Cookie Decorating Party

December 6th, 2007

Come celebrate the holiday season with WiSE! We will be decorating sugar cookies to donate to the Durham Crisis Response Center–we will “sample” some too! The Durham Crisis Response Center houses battered women and children as well as sexual assault victims. This is a wonderful event to socialize with fellow WiSE members and to make a difference. Cookies, supplies, hot cocoa and holiday music will be provided — just bring the holiday cheer!

Make-Your-Own-Sundae Social

October 17th, 2007

Do you ever feel like you are the only woman in the room (including the professor)? Still remember what it was like to be an undergrad trying to decide how to steer your future career? How hard it was to approach professors and find interesting and helpful programs? How you decided on a graduate school? How to balance all your various desires and interests? Feel like you’ve never had a conversation with a Duke undergrad before? Wondering what life is like for the other half of Duke students? Want to share your experience with younger students in an informal mentor-like environment? Co-Sponsored with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).