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Propose a Case Study on Global Energy Access for the Next GLEAN Publication

Propose a Case Study on Global Energy Access for the Next GLEAN Publication

Deadline: January 31, 2019 The Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) student organization is now accepting applications for the third volume of the Energy Access Case Studies publication. They are looking for students (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, or professional) from any discipline who have engagement in the field of energy access. Submit an application about your research, study […]

Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

What do dusty solar panels, biomass cookstoves, biogas-fueled sanitation systems, and renewable project finance have in common? Each is featured in a new volume of energy access case studies from Duke University student authors. Case studies by Michael Valerino (PhD ’23, Environmental Engineering), Chinmoy Kumar (MIDP’19, Master of International Development Policy), Brandon Hunter (PhD’20, Environmental […]

Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) 2017-2018 Report

Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) 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. One of these opportunities is Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN). By enabling graduate […]

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 […]

Students Explore Discourses and Practices of Militarization in the Global South

Students Explore Discourses and Practices of Militarization in the Global South

Are there trends in the types of sociopolitical violence that have characterized social movements after the Arab Spring? How has this violence been represented in the media and in popular culture? What are the legal and political consequences of such representations? These questions fascinated Duke University doctoral students Renée Michelle Ragin (Literature) and Giulia Riccò […]

Graduate Student Network Imagines a World with Sustainable Energy for All

Graduate Student Network Imagines a World with Sustainable Energy for All

The Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) is an interdisciplinary group of more than 50 Duke graduate and professional students who aim to advance sustainable solutions to address the world’s energy access challenges. Housed at the Duke University Energy Initiative, GLEAN received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant in 2016-17 and a follow-on […]

Learning System Dynamics to Support Policy Research, No Advanced Math Required

Learning System Dynamics to Support Policy Research, No Advanced Math Required

For students exploring policy research, skills in systems thinking and computer modeling can be a valuable asset. However, many modeling tools are only accessible to those with advanced mathematical backgrounds. The Modeling Health & Environment Graduate Working Group, organized by Shashika Bandara (M.Sc. in Global Health) and Varun Mallampalli (Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering), […]