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A Community That Writes Together

A Community That Writes Together

Black faculty create an effective structure to boost productivity and support each other’s scholarship “Write!” For Sarah Gaither, this command reminds her what she needs to make time to do. As an assistant professor of psychology & neuroscience at Duke, she balances a robust teaching and research load with administrative duties, meetings with collaborators and […]

Protecting the State’s Drinking Water: Research Team Maps North Carolina Infrastructure

Protecting the State’s Drinking Water: Research Team Maps North Carolina Infrastructure

An interdisciplinary group from two universities is taking a data-driven approach to help protect North Carolina’s drinking water supply. The Innovations in Infrastructure project is using the state’s drinking water systems as a lens to examine policies for better building and maintaining infrastructure necessary for delivery of basic public services. Funded by a multiyear Collaboratory […]

Start or Advance an Innovative Project through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Start or Advance an Innovative Project through the Energy Research Seed Fund

Deadline: February 14, 2020 Since 2014, the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund has kickstarted new interdisciplinary research teams to launch innovative projects—sparking collaboration among scholars from the basic sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines. The fund helps Duke researchers obtain important preliminary results they can use to secure external funding […]

Integrating Purpose, Character, and Ethics into Undergraduate Engineering Education

Integrating Purpose, Character, and Ethics into Undergraduate Engineering Education

As the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University continues to evolve its undergraduate curriculum, the school is working to integrate crucial but often overlooked pieces of a holistic engineering education. With a new grant from The Kern Family Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Engineering Program, Duke Engineering will work with Duke colleagues and external professionals to create […]

Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

The winners of the Fall 2019 Duke Incubation Fund awards have been announced, representing promising innovation happening across the University. Seven projects will receive funds totaling $129,000. The Incubation Fund, run by Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E), supports early-stage ideas from Duke’s innovation ecosystem with the potential to go to market. Whereas many resources […]

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting ...

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges. “From investigations in our own backyard into evaluating water safety and lessening the impact of evictions on child development, to research aimed at increasing solar energy efficiency and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases on […]