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Chemistry Outreach Program
The focus of the Chemistry Outreach Program is to share chemistry with the community via chemistry demonstrations and/or hands-on activities staged at a variety of venues including schools, tertiary institutions, libraries, and museums, among others. Each program is tailored to the needs of the individual or individuals requesting a presentation. The presentations are designed to be informative and to provide positive role models of individuals who are interested in and enthusiastic about doing chemistry.
Contact: Ken Lyle kenneth.lyle@duke.edu

C-SURF: Computer Science Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
C-SURF fellows will work on mentored research projects as part of a team of faculty, graduate students and other C-SURF’s. Research projects are solicited from Computer Science faculty and from faculty in other disciplines who have projects with a computational or programming need.
Contact: Camelia Eaves revp@cs.duke.edu

DEL: Duke Environmental Leadership Program
DEL provides education and outreach opportunities linking the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences to the Duke University campus, local community and environmental education field. A variety of programs enable Nicholas School students to gain critical environmental education and communication skills through applied coursework and practical experience. Innovative programs also provide educators in our community access to the resources they need to teach the next generation of environmental professionals.
Contact: del@nicholas.duke.edu

Duke Smart Home Program
The Duke Smart Home Program is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience developing technologies and policies for smarter living. The Home Depot Smart Home is a 6,000 sq. ft. residential dorm and live-in laboratory operated by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, which is the centerpiece of the Smart Home program. All students have the opportunity to implement their developments into the Smart Home environment if they choose.
Contact: Tom Rose Tom.Rose@duke.edu

EWH: Engineering World Health
Engineering World Health has been created to answer the needs of disadvantaged areas through providing and maintaining appropriate medical technology. If you are an engineer, scientists, physician, student or simply someone who wants to improve the healthcare status of people in underserved areas, you can join the EWH team.
Contact: Robert Malkin robert.malkin@duke.edu

FEMMES:  Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science
Females Excelling More in  Math, Engineering and Science is an annual, one-day event that provides an exciting, hands-on experience for 4th-6th grade girls. This program provides an engineer/scientist and four interactive activities that are designed and led by Duke female faculty members in order to demonstrate that women can and do excel in these fields.
Contact: FEMMESatDUKE@gmail.com

InnoWorks is a student-found and student-run organization that designs and implements innovative workshops and programs in science and engineering. Founded by William Hwang in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, the program now has several chapters in the US.
Contact: duke@innoworks.org

Duke Youth Programs
Duke Youth Programs has provided summer academic enrichment programs for academically motivated youth for over 20 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs. Programs are offered in the areas of science, performing arts, writing, and college selection/admissions.
Contact: Thomas Patterson tpatters@duke.edu or youth@duke.edu

Duke’s Neuroscience Program of Research (NPR)
Duke’s Neuroscience Program of Research (NPR) is an 8-week summer program enabling you to conduct full-time research to jump start your Graduation with Distinction senior thesis. Full-time participants receive a $3,000 stipend, and mentors receive $1,000 towards their discretionary fund. You may also elect to take one summer school course during term I or II; you obtain $1500 and your mentor receives $500. Once your potential mentor is identified, you will need to collaborate with them to complete and submit an NPR 2016 application.
Contact: Tyler tyler.lee@duke.edu

MUSIC: Math Understanding through Science Integrated with Curriculum
MUSIC is a curriculum enhancement program funded by the National Science Foundation that focuses on the integration of engineering problem solving with the standard course of study. MUSIC places graduate and undergraduate Teaching Fellows from the Pratt School of Engineering in elementary and middle schools across NC. The Teaching Fellows spend 10 hours per week at their partnership school assisting teachers with the creation and delivery of hands-on activities that provide meaningful contexts in which children apply math and science concepts. This program is part of the Engineering K-PhD Program.
Contact: Paul Klenk pak@duke.edu or Gary Ybarra gary@duke.edu

PFF: Preparing Future Faculty Program
PFF is a national project to better prepare graduate students for the multiple roles they may be asked to serve as future faculty members in research or comprehensive universities, liberal arts or community colleges, private schools or public ones. The project brings together faculty members, administrators, and graduate students from research universities and their colleagues at partner institutions in an effort to provide graduate students with a broader range of educational experiences than would be available to them at their home university.
Contact: Doug James douglas.james@duke.edu

REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
REU offers challenging research opportunities to students nationwide to spend a summer researching at Pratt on the Duke University campus. This nine-week paid program offers research in all departments of the Pratt School of Engineering—Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. The program emphasizes underrepresented populations in engineering- women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Martha Absher martha.absher@duke.edu

URS:  Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office
The mission of the Undergraduate Research Support Office is to foster a culture of undergraduate research at Duke by supporting and increasing opportunities for undergraduate learning through research, publicizing the contributions of undergraduates to their areas of academic scholarship and promoting faculty mentoring at Duke.
Contact:  ursoffice@duke.edu

WOODS:  Wilderness Outdoor Opportunities for Durham Students
Woods is a program run by Duke Students promoting nature and environmental experiential education in the Durham area.  Aspects of ecology, the environment, and basic nature principles are taught through team building exercises, games, and spending time outdoors.