Stewards Among Us: MEMS Graduate Student Committee
Liz Bloomhardt, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, shares how MEMS students and faculty are working together to foster intradepartmental collegial relationships that enhance the graduate student experience. Pictures included with the article were taken during the MEMS retreat.
The Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) Graduate Student Committee grew out of a seminar series put on by graduate students to bring together a department that was physically divided with the completion of the new Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) building in 2004. more
Graduate School Welcomes 14th Annual Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Students
Tuesday, June 2 marked the kick-off of the 2010 ten-week SROP program, which each year brings to Duke a select group of undergraduate students who are seriously considering Ph.D. study in the sciences. This intensive 10-week summer research program emphasizes direct laboratory experience, and is designed to give undergraduate students from underrepresented groups hands-on practice in graduate-level biomedical research. This year’s participants will spend a majority of their time learning research techniques in the laboratory, attending lab meetings, interacting with members of other labs, and solving real research problems under the guidance of faculty mentors. In addition to laboratory research, students participate in a weekly research seminar and social hour, a workshop about how to successfully apply to graduate school, and a closing symposium in which they present their research results in a poster session. more
Enhancing Productivity in Teaching Through Use of Instructional Technology
The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) supports the academic mission of Duke University by helping faculty and students find innovative ways of using technology in order to achieve their teaching goals. Drawing on expertise in both technology and pedagogy, the CIT staff assists instructors with projects, shares information across the University about effective practices, and examines the effects of technology on teaching and learning. Dr. Hugh Crumley, Instructional Technology Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, has been working with CIT and the Graduate School, specifically, for four years. He teaches courses that demonstrate the ways graduate students can integrate instructional technology into their teaching. He also leads programs and workshops that teach skills related to college teaching and technology. more