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How Six Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Groups Used Their D-SIGN Grants in 2018-19

How Six Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Groups Used Their D-SIGN Grants in 2018-19

Background Together Duke, the university’s 2017 academic 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 Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Network Catalyzes Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a mammoth undertaking that seeks to establish a “new Silk Road” linking China with over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Last spring, five Duke graduate students received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant to establish Riding the Belt and Road. The group aimed to […]

Graduate Students Establish Networks for Environmental Justice and Molecular Simulation

Graduate Students Establish Networks for Environmental Justice and Molecular Simulation

The Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies has awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants to two graduate student groups for 2019-2020. Duke University Environmental Justice Network Core students: Brandon Hunter, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Katy Hansen, Ph.D. in Environmental Policy; Walker Grimshaw, M.E.M. (Duke) and M.S in Environmental […]

Build or Extend Graduate Student Networks with D-SIGN Grants

Build or Extend Graduate Student Networks with D-SIGN Grants

Deadline: February 25, 2019 Opportunity The goal of this internal grant competition is to enable graduate students to build or extend their networks and to integrate collaborative, cross-school experiences into their programs, thereby increasing the number of individuals whose graduate training reflects the university’s signature commitments to interdisciplinarity and knowledge in the service of society. […]

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 […]