Dinner Discussions

Check out the Spring 2019 lineup below:

Enjoy casual conversation around some of today’s most relevant issues, and share your thoughts at New Student Dinner Discussions. Dinner will be provided at no cost to participants. Each discussion will be guided by an NC State faculty member, and open to a small group of students.

Citizen Science: Are we all scientists?

by Dr. Caren Cooper, College of Sciences
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6:15pm- 7:15pm
Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
What does it mean to be a scientist? Whether your major or intended career is in a scientific field or not, don’t we all have some responsibility to inquire into our world?  How else can we respond to environmental, social, and global issues? Join in on this discussion to learn about how this responsibility transcends our communities, citizenship and how you can make a difference in your field!


Moving the Needle?: The intersection of technology and political economy in emerging societies

by Dr. Kanton Reynolds, College of Engineering

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 6:15pm- 7:15pm
Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth 
This discussion looks at the intersection of technology and political economy.  For example- How can we explore the science behind the use of Hydroelectric Power but also understand the complications for industries such as agriculture and tourism? What collaboration is required to ensure we are using technology to move us forward in a complicated political arena? Explore these topics and more!

The changing world of marketing – how YOUR opinion carries more weight through social media than you think

by Professor Thomas Byrnes, Poole College of Management

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 6:15pm- 7:15pm
Talley Student Union, Cultural Hearth
This discussion examines the power of social media and marketing.  We’ll look at the power of the public, where your voice fits in and how marketing as we know it is changing right before our eyes.


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