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Taking It Outside, Doctoral Students Build Girls’ Science and Leadership Skills

Taking It Outside, Doctoral Students Build Girls’ Science and Leadership Skills

Duke University doctoral students Jacqueline Gerson (Ecology) and Emily Levy (Biology) wanted to increase hands-on science opportunities for young women and other groups that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math. With fellow Duke students Emily Ury and Alice Carter, they created a free summer program called GALS (Girls on outdoor Adventure for Leadership […]

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 […]

Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke University students received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2018-2019 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these doctoral students will spend up to one semester acquiring skills, knowledge, or experiences that will enhance the approach to their original research. Hands-on Training Patrick […]

Learning New Skills to Study Girls’ Mental and Reproductive Health in Tanzania

Learning New Skills to Study Girls’ Mental and Reproductive Health in Tanzania

To enhance her dissertation on mental and reproductive health among adolescent girls, Emily Cherenack volunteered with a nonprofit in Tanzania and received specialized training at the University of Miami. Cherenack, a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2017-18 from the Office […]

From Hawaii to the Antarctic, Ph.D. Student Works to Protect Endangered Species

From Hawaii to the Antarctic, Ph.D. Student Works to Protect Endangered Species

How can marine protected areas be used to reduce habitat degradation and biodiversity loss? Seth Sykora-Bodie, a third-year Ph.D. student in Marine Science and Conservation, took part in the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey to inform his dissertation on Antarctic resource management and conservation. Advised by Lisa Campbell and Andrew Read, Sykora-Bodie was […]