On January 24, WIB-RTP chapter hosted it’s Kick Off 2018 Networking event. With close to 60 attendees, this was a great event that brought out professionals and students to meet someone new or reacquaint with old friends. Louise Giffin, RTP Chapter Chair, opened the event with a quick overview of future RTP events, including our February 21, 2018 workshop on grant writing. Lauren Lohmer, one of the Co-Chairs of YWIB, discussed future Young Women In Bio events.
Overall the 2018 season looks to have plenty of events to keep everyone interested. Both ladies mentioned the importance of volunteers for WIB and YWIB, and that these fun events would not happen without them. If you are interested in playing a bigger role in the RTP Chapter please contact a member of the current leadership board to find how you can help.