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Duke Science & Society Presents Leadership Awards to Two Graduate Students

Duke Science & Society Presents Leadership Awards to Two Graduate Students

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society announced the 2018 recipients of the Science & Society Leadership Award. Deniz Ariturk and Cameron Fox are incoming students in Duke’s Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy program, which is heading into its fifth year. Deniz Ariturk Deniz studied cognitive neuroscience at Washington University. While volunteering […]

Doctoral Students Receive Grant for Science and Technology Policy

Doctoral Students Receive Grant for Science and Technology Policy

Two Duke University PhD candidates have been awarded a $25,000 grant to study the feasibility of establishing a North Carolina Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. The California Council on Science and Technology, in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation, is funding multiple grants to support planning processes for creating […]

Huang Fellows Design Science Kits for Children

Huang Fellows Design Science Kits for Children

The 2016 cohort of Duke Huang Fellows designed original concepts for simple, engaging and affordable teaching tools aimed at enhancing the science skills of elementary school children. Today these custom science kits were delivered to the Expedition School in Hillsborough, NC, for its Science Days activities. Special thanks to the Duke TeachHouse for collaborating on […]

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Robotics, Autonomous Technology & Policy

Deadline: August 31, 2016 Duke Science & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Robotics, Autonomous Technology & Policy The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2016-2017 Science & Society Robotics, Autonomous Technology and Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a PhD in robotics or engineering related fields interested […]

SciComm Fellows Program

Deadline: August 24, 2016 The Duke Initiative for Science and Society hosts the SciComm Fellows Program, which provides an opportunity for faculty and postdocs to develop communication skills and put those skills into action. On three Fridays this fall, 24 Fellows (faculty and postdocs) will: Explore the empirical benefits of communicating science Develop speaking, writing, and storytelling practices […]

Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Bass Connections has awarded four course development funds to groups of Duke faculty members whose pedagogical ideas will expand interdisciplinary curricular options for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students. This Spring an RFP invited Duke faculty, departments or schools to organize new courses or modify existing ones that align with one or more […]

3 Reasons Brain Science Is Terrific and Terrifying

3 Reasons Brain Science Is Terrific and Terrifying

Pick up a newspaper any day of the week and you’ll likely see articles breathlessly describing our progress towards unlocking the mysteries of the human brain. If the 1990s were the decade of the human genome, marked by the Human Genome Project (the world’s largest collaborative biological project), this is the era of the human […]