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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 […]

Research Residency with OECD Provides Hands-on Experience with Regulatory Policymaking

Research Residency with OECD Provides Hands-on Experience with Regulatory Policymaking

As a Ph.D. student in Public Policy exploring regulatory governance, Mercy DeMenno engaged interdisciplinary communities to further her understanding of the regulatory policymaking process. She took part in a Bass Connections project team, Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review, and was a Graduate Scholar with the Kenan Institute for Ethics’ Rethinking Regulation Program, where she also founded […]

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 […]

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

As a Ph.D. student in Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health, Kirsten Overdahl is exploring the occurrences and biological effects of emerging environmental contaminants in indoor environments. To further her dissertation research, she sought to purchase software to implement machine learning-based molecular modeling to predict chemical behaviors. Overdahl was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate […]

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Bria Moore, a Ph.D. student in Medical Physics, enriched her training by attending a course on radiation emergency medicine at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Learning about the practical aspects of handling contaminated patients in a hospital setting will improve her ability to communicate effectively with medical professionals in emergency situations. Moore was among 18 Duke […]

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 […]