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Duke UCEM Hosts First Research Summit for Sloan Scholars

Research summit
Sloan Scholar Tyler Johnson presents his research
at the Duke UCEM Research Summit.

Members of the first cohort of Sloan Scholars participated in the first Duke University Center of Exemplary Mentoring Research Summit on Tuesday, February 18.

The research summit is part of the co-curricular programming the Duke UCEM offers Sloan Scholars as part of their professional development. The scholars prepared five-minute presentations about their areas of research and received presentation coaching from Duke UCEM staff before giving their talks at the summit.

“A key part of graduate students’ development into scholars is being able to explain their research to a variety of audiences,” said Jacqueline Looney, director of the Duke UCEM and senior associate dean at The Graduate School. “We organized the research summit to give our Sloan Scholars an opportunity to hone their skills in that area. We want this to become an annual event where students and faculty in the Duke UCEM departments can learn about what our Sloan Scholars are working on, share insights, and strengthen their connections with each other.”

Lorin Crawford, the RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University and a 2017 Ph.D. graduate of the Duke statistical science program, delivered the keynote address.

Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Duke UCEM is a collaboration between The Graduate School and nine academic departments to recruit and support more physical sciences and engineering Ph.D. students from underrepresented races and ethnicities.

Photos from the Research Summit

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