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The Graduate Research and Policy Expo (GRaPE) is a premier research and policy conference for students from institution across North Carolina.


This year join us for a virtual conference being held on April 8th from 1-5 pm.

We’ll start with a keynote address from Dr. Jeffrey Warren, director of the NC Policy Collaboratory and expert in energy, land resource, and marine policy. Then, we’ll move onto two back-to-back sessions for lightning talks with Q&A. Come for the science, stay for¬†the prizes.¬†Finally, we’ll round out the day with a panel of policy makers. Joining us are UNC Chapel Hill Chancelor Kevin Guskiewicz, Raleigh town council mayor pro-tem Nicole Stewart, and Democratic Staff Director for the House Research & Technology Subcommittee.

Share your research, make connections, and practice your science #advocacy

1 pm: Keynote address from Dr. Jeffrey Warren
2 pm: Lightning talks and Q&A, session 1
3 pm: Lightning talks and Q&A, session 2
4 pm: Policy maker panel with Kevin Guskiewicz, Nicole Stewart, Rep. Deborah Ross, and Dahlia Sokolov

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