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Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Kate Thomas, a Ph.D. student in Biology, was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2017-18 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies for training beyond their core disciplines. Her faculty mentor is Sönke Johnsen. She shared an update: GSTEG funding allowed me to spend […]

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Biology Student Builds Computational Skills for Modeling and Data Analysis

Biology Student Builds Computational Skills for Modeling and Data Analysis

Eight months before defending her dissertation on the effects of genetic variation on signaling dynamics, Biology student Selcan Aydin spent two weeks in San Diego building skills needed for the modeling and data analysis challenges of her research. She was among 19 Duke students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2016-17 for […]

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Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Duke graduate students Eleanor Caves (Biology), Joyell Arscott (Nursing) and Zachary Carico (Immunology) are this year’s student recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Caves (pictured above) is part of a graduate student group that received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Her successful proposal, […]

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Doctoral Students Receive Grant for Science and Technology Policy

Doctoral Students Receive Grant for Science and Technology Policy

Two Duke University PhD candidates have been awarded a $25,000 grant to study the feasibility of establishing a North Carolina Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. The California Council on Science and Technology, in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation, is funding multiple grants to support planning processes for creating […]

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Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Bass Connections has awarded four course development funds to groups of Duke faculty members whose pedagogical ideas will expand interdisciplinary curricular options for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students. This Spring an RFP invited Duke faculty, departments or schools to organize new courses or modify existing ones that align with one or more […]

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