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September 28, 2021
Erika Chelales

The academic enrichment programs provide a venue for Duke graduate students to design and teach three-week courses for high school and middle school students.

September 26, 2021
PhD graduates

The Graduate School held hooding ceremonies on September 25 at Duke Chapel to celebrate its Ph.D. graduates from the past two academic years.

September 22, 2021
Sheena Scruggs, Ph.D.

“Most grad students wouldn’t consider it lucky to join a lab with little direct funding to support their research, but the process of grant writing throughout my Ph.D. unlocked my passion for science writing, specifically for audiences outside of my field. Fast forward to present day: I have been working in science communications for almost seven years. I am an accomplished science writer who has been published in Scientific American and The Philadelphia Inquirer and have held various roles in communications and project management within the National Institutes of Health.”

September 15, 2021
Mark Steen, Ph.D.

I’m a big believer in finding something that you’re interested in, doing it with some passion and with a high degree of quality, and then letting that be your step to whatever comes next.”

September 9, 2021
Data+ project team

A doctoral student and two undergraduates turned data into visualizations and insights on Ph.D. programs at Duke.

September 8, 2021
Heather Heenehan, Ph.D.

How did Heather Heenehan find a path at the intersection of teaching and sustainability following her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation? By being a sponge! She shares her experience absorbing new skills on her way to becoming an upper-school faculty member and the Sustainability Coordinator at an independent preK-12 school in Westport, Connecticut.

September 1, 2021
Love Sechrest, Ph.D.

"You really have time for two or three careers in your life. I worked in aerospace engineering, then I was a professor, and now I am in administration. It takes courage to reinvent yourself."

August 25, 2021
Abby Seeskin, Ph.D.

“While I liked research, I found the long days in the library very lonely. I liked the social component of talking about ideas with other people, and teaching felt like a natural fit for me in that way. I had gone to an independent school growing up, so I was familiar with that world. What is nice about independent schools is that they are much more willing to hire Ph.D.s even without a teaching license or a degree in education, though you have to prove to them that you are actually interested and not turning to high school teaching as a last resort.”

August 24, 2021
Duke D logo

The stipend for summer 2022 will be $8,250.

August 23, 2021
Amanda Rossillo

Amanda Rossillo, a fourth-year doctoral student in evolutionary anthropology, will be interning at the American Museum of Natural History this fall.