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Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Interdisciplinary projects involve new approaches to neuroscience topics Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine Dawson, announced today. The awards grew out of DIBS […]

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Background Together Duke, the university’s 2017 strategic plan, includes a goal to provide a transformative educational experience for all students and sets forth increased opportunities for graduate and professional school students to prepare for a wide array of career options. Duke’s Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) program supports doctoral and master’s students to stretch […]

Machine Learning Techniques Help Philosopher Build an App for Logic Education

Machine Learning Techniques Help Philosopher Build an App for Logic Education

Philosophy doctoral student Lok Chan is writing a dissertation on learning and testing through the lenses of philosophy and statistics. To develop the skills he needed to produce a web-based application for logic education, he sought training in machine learning. Mentored by Kevin Hoover, Chan was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student […]

A Deep Dive into Blubber Samples Yields a Novel Method to Study Whales

A Deep Dive into Blubber Samples Yields a Novel Method to Study Whales

Ecology doctoral student Jillian Wisse studies a species of pilot whale that dives especially deep. To learn more about how they relate to their environment, she sought specialized training at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina. Wisse was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student […]

Duke Students Investigate Barriers to Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama

Duke Students Investigate Barriers to Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama

Duke University graduate students Emily Meza (M.E.M.), Katy Hansen (Ph.D., Environmental Policy), and Ryan Juskus (Ph.D., Religion) sought to contribute to a community-based research partnership between the Duke Human Rights Center and the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise to improve wastewater treatment in Lowndes County, Alabama. Guided by their faculty sponsors Erika Weinthal and Elizabeth […]