2019 DukeREP Cohort

The 2024 DukeREP student application is open! Click here to learn more about the application.

Duke Research in Engineering Program (DukeREP) is a 7-week summer program hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) for high school students with an interest in science and engineering. DukeREP’s mission is to increase diversity in STEM fields. Our program introduces students from diverse backgrounds to scientific research in hopes of inspiring them to pursue academic and professional careers in STEM.

DukeREP eligibility criteria:

  • Be a rising junior or rising senior in high school in Summer 2024
  • Be 16 years of age or older

While priority is given to Durham Public School students, we accept applications from all eligible high school students in North Carolina.

Students from underrepresented groups in STEM or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We are unfortunately not able to provide accommodations for students outside of NC.

Program Specifics:

  • Students work on research projects in Duke BME labs**
  • Students participate in weekly social activities and seminars that include college advising, professional skills development, and talks by professors and professionals in engineering
  • No cost to apply or attend
  • Students receive a stipend
  • A GoPass is provided for transportation
  • Lunch is provided daily

**DukeREP Summer 2024 will be held in person. This is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Important Dates:

  • Application release date: November 2023
  • Student Application deadline: February 11th 2024
  • Teacher Recommendation Form deadline: February 16th 2024
  • Decision notification: April
  • Program Dates: June 10-July 26, 2024

Visit the Apply page for application instructions. 

For more information, visit our FAQ page or email us questions at dukerep@duke.edu.

Want to learn more about DukeREP before applying? We will be hosting info sessions for interested students on January 11th and January 24th at 7PM EST on Zoom. Click to register for the info session and receive the Zoom link!

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