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Bike to Work Month | Big Top 9 | Free Fitness Classes

RTP 180: ♫ Music ♫
May 21st, The Frontier
Tunes, jams, beats…whatever you call them, the Triangle has got ’em. We’ve had musicians hit the big time, festivals get national praise, and music labels take off. Even some of our startups have turned into nationally recognized companies. Much like our food and beer scenes, the music around here is nothing to mess with. Hope to see you at The Frontier!
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RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier

Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeos at 800 Park Offices Drive. From 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
View the weekly truck lineup here:

Free Fitness Classes
Mondays & Wednesdays, The Frontier

There are now free fitness classes for all twice a week at The Frontier! On Monday’s you can hit up a Cardio Class at 4:45pm and Wednesday’s there’s BYOM Yoga at 11:30am. See you then!
See all the dates here:

Books on Break
Last Day to Donate – May 1st 

Today’s your last day to help prevent summer reading loss for students in Durham County! RTP’s Books on Break donation program accepts both books and donations in partnership with Book Harvest, a local charity. There are donation locations throughout the Park, including the lobby of The Frontier. You can also buy new books to donate via Amazon store:

Tech Jobs Under The Big Top
May 5th, The Frontier

The big tent will be out and so will the hiring companies! If you’re looking for a job in the fast growing tech industry, this is the event to come to. Don’t bother bringing your resume, just sign up, show up, and be yourself.
Register Here:

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
May 7th, 14th & 28th at The Frontier

Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. Each Thursday that there’s NOT an RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

1 Million Cups
Now *Every* Wednesday, The Frontier
Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC eachWednesdays at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit

Bike to Work Month
Throughout May all around RTP!

Ride your bike to work this month – or bring it in your car and ride over – and enjoy this fantastic lineup of events focused on sustainability, safety and freebies:
            5/8: Bike Safety at the RTP/Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo
            5/15: Giveaways at the EPA’s awesome, green campus!
            5/20: Ride of Silence, 6pm at RTP HQ
            5/22: Bikers get coupons for FOOD at the RTP/Fidelity Food Truck Rodeo
            5/28: Happy Hour for Bikers at The Frontier
For more information, contact Abby Gingrich at

NCTA State of Technology
May 15th, Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Attracting over 450 regional leaders, State of Technology is NCTA’s flagship technology conference. This year will focus on how the integration of technology drives business transformation. With the proper combination of analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies, organizations generate information-based insights and decisions that will better serve their audience and increase opportunities.

Looking for Interns? Check out the DurhamYouthwork Program!
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program (DYIP) is working to match young people to internships in STEM related businesses. By helping youth explore STEM fields through internships, they hope to raise their interest in pursuing a STEM career. DYIP is looking to match businesses to youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Businesses can also sponsor an intern to be placed at another organization if they are not able to host the intern at their organization. Businesses and organizations interested in hiring youth for the summer and/or afterschool internships should contact Malinda Todd at (919) 560-4965, ext.15220 or by email at

Bright Horizons Child Care
RTP Employees

The Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool centers in the Research Triangle Park are offering all RTP employees priority enrollment and a tuition credit for the full registration amount through the month of June. Please visit for offer details and to schedule your personalized visit.

Steve Case is coming to The RTP!
May 5th, The Frontier

Calling all university students! Come decked out in your college colors and enjoy a one-on-one session with the co-founder of AOL at The Frontier. Steve will be hosting a unique Q&A session in the RTP while touring the Triangle, and wants to talk to as many students as possible. We know finals are finishing up, so we’ve got you covered with pizza after. Hope to see you then!
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Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA at US2020 RTP 
US2020 RTP is a STEM mentoring program sponsored by the Research Triangle Foundation. The program connects STEM professionals who want to mentor with students who need mentors. AmeriCorps is hiring two VISTA volunteers to support the program next year, one to lead Events and External Communications and one to lead Knowledge Management. Applications will be accepted by AmeriCorps throughout the month of May. 

ThinkHouse is Accepting Fellow Applications
Through May 15th

The Raleigh co-living space for budding entrepreneurs is seeking applications for fellows. This experience is like no other, and offers a valuable, three-part process involving a cadre of mentors.
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Become a Mentor with US2020 RTP
If you are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professional and would like to mentor youth, you can sign up with US2020 RTP. We inspire underserved populations to pursue STEM careers. Take our 45-minute online training and select an opportunity on our mentor matching platform. Opportunities serve students K-16 and take place at different times and locations around The Triangle.
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Wake County Transit – On The Move!
May 11-20, Locations Across Wake County

After feedback was received from the Transit Choices Report, technical planners have come up with four possible scenarios and will be presenting them to the public at meetings. The public is encouraged to attend, as the meetings will be held at various locations throughout Wake County.
For more info, and dates/locations, click here:

Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy Information Sessions
May 12th, Your Computer

Is it ever ethical to clone a human being? How should genetic information be used in law enforcement? Should we use technologies that enhance or alter our brains? The Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy invites students to address these questions and many more. The Duke MA is the only program in the US that combines bioethics and science policy to prepare you to address the societal impact of advances in the biosciences, medicine, and technology. Please join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, noon (EDT) for our online information session to learn more about this one-year MA program.
RSVP for the online session:

Ford EcoBoost Challenge
May 13th, The Frontier

The Ford Motor Company is bringing the “EcoBoost Challenge Drive” tour to The Frontier in RTP to introduce the newest lineup of 2015 Ford vehicles: F-150, Mustang, Edge, Escape, Fusion Hybrid, Transit Connect Wagon, and Focus. Come enjoy a snack and intimate drive experience with your favorite Ford EcoBoost technology from 3pm – 5:30pm. Don’t forget your driver’s license!

Boyz II Men w/ the NC Symphony
June 24th, Raleigh

Fresh off the release of their new album Collide, Boyz II Men return to Raleigh following their sold out performance with the North Carolina Symphony in 2013. Don’t miss this one-night only event! RTP employees can save $15 on ticket price. Use the link below to purchase and enter RTP15 (select your seats and the discount will be applied).
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The Color Run RTP
Oct. 3rd, RTP

Early registration is now open for the Shine Tour 2015! Back for year two, the Color Run is a day full of fun around the Park. Grab your friends and sign up for this 5k event!
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Come Experience The Frontier
Anytime You’d Like

In January we launched The Frontier, and now we welcome you to come use it! Open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, there’s free coffee and free space for anyone looking to work or hold meetings. All you have to do is walk in, find a seat and get to it. Want to book a conference room?
Start here:

Tweet @TheRTP.
Are you following @TheRTP on Twitter? You should be – we love sharing the awesomeness that is our community with you. We’ve also just launched the *new* and your tweets (or Instgrams, YouTubes or Google+ posts) might just show up on our homepage. Got something to share? Include us in the Tweet and we’ll give you a shout out on our 16k+ network! Out and about? Use this hashtags and show up in our Discover tab with the Triangle’s finest: #theRTP, #RTPlife, #RTPstartups