Piedmont Tour

Tuesday, October 30th, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Depart from Marriott

A day trip to Kannapolis, NC, birthplace of NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt, Cannon Towels and the $500 million North Carolina Research Campus. One man's vision and personal fortune have transformed this former cotton mill town into a biotech hub.

Dole Foods owner David Murdock is investing some of his personal fortune to show how human health and longevity can be greatly improved through advanced nutritional science and world-class technology. North Carolina’s major universities have signed on to take part in this public/private venture to explore new nutritional science using genomic, proteomic and metabolomic tools. Researchers at the NCRC (in collaboration with some major food industry partners) are uncovering the hidden powers of the produce we consume. Other researchers at NCRC are deconstructing human metabolism and its genetics. Health food may be coming back, this time with some real science behind it.

Cost: Free, with breakfast and lunch included Be prepared for some fresh produce and nutritional adventure.

Bus will make a stop at RDU Airport on the return leg. This tour organized by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Limit 30 people. Register early for your choice of tours.