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Invisible Worlds: NC State and The Leading Strand Exhibit Opening

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May 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A student works on The Leading Strand project

Register now to experience the illuminating science-based design exhibition in downtown Raleigh that will bring unseen worlds into focus as NC State scientists and designers unveil the results of their collaboration with The Leading Strand. Six groups of collaborators from the College of Sciences and College of Design teamed up to create stunning visual and interactive designs to help the public:

  • Better understand optimized cancer therapy
  • Experience the mysteries of dark matter
  • Step into the furry shoes of a little-known aye-aye lemur
  • Manipulate the speed of physical phenomena
  • Feel the intricate networks of soft condensed matter
  • Build and test synthetic antibiotics

The event, which is free and open to the public (registration is encouraged), will also give attendees a sneak peek at the Transfer Co. Food Hall, a new market and gathering place in downtown Raleigh’s historic Olde East Neighborhood that doesn’t officially open until later this summer (the exhibit will be open and on display from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the month of June). Exhibit opening attendees can speak with the project collaborators and enjoy food and drink as they navigate the space.

The Leading Strand is an organization that brings scientists and designers together to translate scientific research in rigorous and visually compelling ways. It was founded by scientist-turned-designer Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a visiting faculty member at NC State during the spring semester who worked with each of the teams to co-create the designs on display at the exhibit.


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May 18, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Transfer Co. Food Hall
500 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

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