Student Stories

Ashleigh Smith '20 Presenting Research at the College Art Association Annual Conference

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Travel Grant Awardee Ashleigh Smith '20, Art History Major

Bass Connections: Carlee Goldberg '22, Making Young Voters: Policy Reforms to Increase Youth Turnout (2018-2019)

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Within her Making Young Voters project team, Carlee Goldberg '22 worked with grad and undergrad students to interview youth from around the country who did or did not vote.

Undergraduate Research in Duke's Wired! Lab

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Meet Jules Nasco, a sophomore studying Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.  

White, But Colored: The Emancipated Slaves of New Orleans

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2019 DSRF Award Winner Helena Guenther

Neuroanatomical Distribution of Oxytocin Receptors in Eulemur

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2019 DSRF Award Winner Annika Sharma

Senses of Venice: Lavish Parties, Great Conversations and Lots of Canals

At the exhibit opening: Angel Tawfik, Kristin Huffman, and Noah Michoud. Photo by Alina Taalman.

The only thing missing from a new digital humanities exhibit in the entrance of Perkins Library about the glories of Venice is the present-day sight and smell of the canals that carry people throughout this remarkable floating city.

How To Get Your Foot In The Door At A Research Lab

How To Get Your Foot In The Door At A Research Lab

So now you are at Duke — one of the world’s best research universities — but now what? You might be taking cool classes, but how can you take advantage of the world-class research happening here? Roughly 50 percent of Duke undergrads do so at some point.

An Unexpected Direction

An Unexpected Direction

Jasmine Thompson is advancing the Di Giulio lab’s work to understand the environmental impacts of a former wood treatment facility that, for decades, discharged creosote and other chemicals into the nearby river.

Studying Creatures Great and Small

Studying Creatures Great and Small

From whales to lemurs, senior Cassidy Pomeroy-Carter is using animal research experiences at Duke to prepare her for a future in veterinary medicine.

Math Junior Flips for ‘Bit Flips’

Math Junior Flips for ‘Bit Flips’

  Paul Ziquan Yang is using mathematical techniques to eliminate errors in computer hardware. Read the full story here.

Student Studies New Processes for Gene Expression

Student Studies New Processes for Gene Expression

Before biologists can understand the role of specific genes, they have to be able to determine whether those genes are "on or off." Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow Mitchell Lee is looking to make take process easier.

A Summer In The Lab, Wounding Flies

A Summer In The Lab, Wounding Flies

Senior biology major and chemistry minor Rachel Shenker is working as a Dean’s Summer Research Fellow, trying to figure out how certain proteins affect wound-healing in flies.

A Better Approach to Machine Learning

A Better Approach to Machine Learning

Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellow and physics major Cathy Li is using optical systems to enhance machine learning. Read the full story here.

Duke Undergrads Sink Their Teeth into Evolution Research

Duke Undergrads Sink Their Teeth into Evolution Research

Ben Schwartz and Amalia Cong, past Howard Hughes VIP participants, are studying enamel evolution in the Wall and Wray labs.

How do Children Learn Emotions?

Duke Psychology Undergraduates Study How Young Children Learn to Label Emotions. Read the rest of the story at Duke News.

Thinking Beyond the Grave

Duke Student Meredith Rahman Presents at Duke-UNC Bioethics Symposium. Read the rest of the story at Duke News.

SNCURCS returns to Duke

Nonie Arora shares a story of one of the student presenters at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, hosted by Duke on November 17, 2012.

Lab Tests for Anxiety

Lab Tests for Anxiety

Student research blogger Ashley Mooney spent her summer in Portland working in a lab that testing the impact of brain injuries on anxiety levels.

Monkey Research in Platt Lab

Monkey Research in Platt Lab

Yavuz Acikalin is doing an independent research project with the Platt Lab that deals with monkey advertising. Read about it on the Duke Research Blog.

Translational Genomics Research Institute

Translational Genomics Research Institute

Rising Trinity Junior Sonya Jooma headed to Phoenix, Arizona this summer to participate in the TGen-Duke Biomedical Futures Program.  Read the story on the Duke Research Blog.

Requiem for Haiti

Requiem for Haiti

"Sounding the Bells for Haiti" appeared in Duke Magazine in the summer of 2012.

European explorers in Tahiti

Emma Ross used computerized mapping technology to explore the interaction of British colonists and native residents in the 19th century.

Biology Majors/Researchers Win Goldwaters

Kenneth Hoehn and Clara Starkweather have been selected as scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

Student Modeling Gene Regulation Wins Marshall

Student Modeling Gene Regulation Wins Marshall

Daphne Ezner, who graduates in May with a double major in biology and computer science, received funding from the Trinity Deans' Summer Fellowship program in 2011 to work with Associate Profess

Intensive Global Health Prorgam

The Duke Global Health Institute has selected 15 students for the inaugural