This Week in The Catalyst Newsletter
  1. Engaging in local politics as scientists workshop
  2. Catalyst Virtual Happy Hour
  3. Chem 101- TODAY
  4. NCRC Graduate Student Group
  5. A Ray of Happiness- Submit Your Own!
  6. Virtual Game Night - Every Thursday!
Engaging in Local Politics as Scientists
What: As scientists, we develop unique skills and viewpoints that we can use to solve problems in our communities. This workshop will help you learn how you can interact with our state and local governments.

This 1 hour workshop will present a case study on graduate student political advocates from Rice University, share information from Jeffrey Warren about his role at the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, and provide an action guide on how you can advocate for policies to your state and local legislatures. This workshop will focus on individuals with a science background but will be useful for anyone with an interest in local politics!
  • When: Thursday, December 3rd from 4-5pm
  • Where: On your computer!
  • What to do: Register here for the event.
Catalyst Virtual Happy Hour
What: Join all of your NCRC friends for a virtual happy hour! Bring your own beverage or snack to enjoy and share this time of friendship with us!
Who: Anyone on the NCRC (family members are welcome and encouraged to join the call!)
Where: Join us from your computer in the comfort of your home
When: Friday, December 11th from 7-8pm
What to do: Please RSVP here and we will send you the Zoom link
We hope you can join us for this social event!
Chem 101- TODAY
Who: Andrew Neilson, PhD, Associate Professor from the Plants for Human Health Institute
What: "Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO): a pro-atherogenic metabolite at the intersection of nutrition, the gut microbiome, and host metabolism"
When: TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 19th 2020 at 3:30pm
Where: Please use this Zoom link to join (passcode: 346172)
NCRC Graduate Student Group
What: A networking group for graduate students who do research at the North Carolina Research Campus 
  • Who: Any graduate student doing research at the North Carolina Research Campus
  • When: Meetings occur once a month.
  • Where: Zoom Meeting
  • What to do: Contact Monique Carvalho Templeton ( to receive the Zoom link. Join the LinkedIn group (NCRC Graduate Students 2020-2021) as well! 
A Ray of Happiness
Our lives are stressful in these ever-changing times. Catalyst wants to bring some extra happiness to your lives with our newsletter! In each newsletter, we will share a picture and short description submitted by a Catalyst member who has done something fun or exciting! If you would like to submit a photo and description, please use this form.
Virtual Game Night - Every Thursday!
What: If you're looking for something social to do in these anti-social times, join us for some laughs (and hopefully a good time)!

When: Every Thursday 5-7pm

Where: On your computer!

What to do: See the zoom link here to join

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