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Stretching beyond Their Disciplines, Graduate Students Gain New Perspectives

Stretching beyond Their Disciplines, Graduate Students Gain New Perspectives

Last year 19 Duke graduate students received 2016-2017 Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. The disciplinary homes of these students ranged from engineering, environment and biology to history, theology and medicine. A key feature of Together Duke, the university’s new academic strategic plan, GSTEG allows […]

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Workshops Lead to Unexpected Opportunities for Doctoral Student

Workshops Lead to Unexpected Opportunities for Doctoral Student

Last fall Brenna Forester (Ph.D. in Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment) participated in two workshops hosted by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville to inform her dissertation research in the emerging field of landscape genomics. She was among 19 Duke students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) […]

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NanoEarth Training Gets Doctoral Student Deeper into Water Research

NanoEarth Training Gets Doctoral Student Deeper into Water Research

Mark River is a Ph.D. candidate at the Nicholas School of the Environment working in the Duke University Wetland Center. For his dissertation research on how phosphorus is transported by particles in stormwater, he wanted to tap into the resources at Virginia Tech’s National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth). River was among […]

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Marine Conservation Student Brings a Social Science Angle to Coral Reef Project

Marine Conservation Student Brings a Social Science Angle to Coral Reef Project

What do managers of coral reefs need to know about coral restoration methods before they start new restoration projects? Elizabeth Shaver, a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Science and Conservation at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, set out to answer this question in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The Nature Conservancy. […]

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Tapping into Big Data to Learn More about a Superhighway for Migratory Birds

Tapping into Big Data to Learn More about a Superhighway for Migratory Birds

Danica Schaffer-Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in the Nicholas School of the Environment, received a grant to participate in a week-long workshop on environmental data analytics in Boulder, Colorado, offered by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The technical knowledge she gained will inform her dissertation on spatiotemporal variability […]

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Environmental Genomics Training Informs Work on Organisms’ Response to Pollution

Environmental Genomics Training Informs Work on Organisms’ Response to Pollution

Tess Leuthner, a doctoral student in the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment, received a grant to attend the 2016 Environmental Genomics training program at the renowned Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. She was among 19 Duke students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2016-17 […]

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