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March 25, 2020
Ken Ilgunas (Photo by Cadence Chinle Cook)

“Living in a van was my grand social experiment. I wanted to see if I could—in an age of rampant consumerism and fiscal irresponsibility—afford the unaffordable: an education.”

March 23, 2020

"The world of graduate education is almost entirely invisible to many high school students from underprivileged backgrounds. What I love about DukeREP is how it drives straight at this problem by providing an opportunity for local high school students, with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities, to work with Ph.D. students, scientists, and engineers."

March 23, 2020
Wellness4Researchers crew

The coronavirus disrupted an Emerging Leaders Institute team's social media project on campus wellness activities, but they quickly adapted and turned the challenge into an opportunity.

March 18, 2020
Dalmacio Dennis Flores, Ph.D.

“Celebrate all the things you accomplish. Before you know it that goal post you have been striving for is right in your face and you are able to touch it.”

March 16, 2020
Working remotely

The Graduate School has paused operations at its physical location in the Old Chemistry Building until further notice. The staff is working remotely and can be reached via email and voicemail. 

March 16, 2020
Christina Bejjani

“The thing that I love most about mentoring is being able to see your mentees succeed in their professional goals and realize their own potential."

March 16, 2020
Cherie Conley

“Mentorship comes in all forms. It doesn’t have to be a formal program. It doesn’t have to be with a specific group of people. I feel that a lot of my mentorship is just one-on-one connecting with people and trying to build relationships."

March 16, 2020
Gwenaëlle Thomas

"There are so much of other mentors that I see in myself now. I just know that without their leadership, their experience, their guidance, I would not be the person I am today.”

March 16, 2020
David Wong

“It’s a little bit like parenting. It’s seeing a young person grow. Whatever little you can do to help that is greatly satisfying. It’s an opportunity to pass on what one received onself.”

March 16, 2020
Jennifer Roizen

“There’s a sense in which a community of chemists can be a family. Your lab could be a family. To make a family of very different people requires us to actively build trust, build loyalty and connections, and make sure you work with each other to develop as scientists.”