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Summer Academy- The Global Researcher Term 2 – Duke Youth Programs

Summer Academy- The Global Researcher Term 2

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Duke Youth Programs

Date/Time: Jul 12 - 31, 2020     9:00am - 9:00pm
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $7,125.00
Registration deadline: Apr 15, 2020

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Researchers are the world’s dynamic questioners, investigators, and problem-solvers. They are confronted with complex challenges that they can only solve if they have the skills and knowledge needed, the proposed solutions are approved by their scientific peers, and the accepted solutions are adopted by the people they are trying to help. Through Duke Summer Academy’s Global Researcher, you will gain the fundamental skills required to begin thinking like a researcher and contributing to discovery. Tomorrow's researchers will solve some of the most pressing social and scientific problems. Could one of those researchers be you? The Global Researcher introduces you to the life an elite researcher through a dynamic series of tours, lectures, and hands-on projects and discussions and helps you discover where your passion for research lies. You will experience the wide range of research being conducted at Duke, a leading private research university, and have a behind the scenes look at Duke’s world-class laboratories and facilities. Hands-on and individualized experiences including labs and experiments allow you to navigate what it’s like to be a true researcher. You will learn how to develop and experimentally question a hypothesis, critically evaluate research outcomes, and develop strategies for translating science into action that will lay the foundation for the researcher’s role as a global citizen. Because research is highly collaborative, you will work in teams to analyze scientific literature and discuss topics such as mentoring, ethics, and funding. There will be regular guest lectures – from faculty, postdocs, as well as undergraduate and graduate students – who will participate in discussions about their research and share their stories about how they became passionate researchers. For your final class project, you and your team will develop a research question, generate a hypothesis in response to this question, and formulate rigorous methodologies to test your hypothesis. This process culminates in a research symposium where you and your peers will present your findings to scientists at Duke University and researchers in the field. Embark on a journey this summer to discover your research interests and how you can impact the world as a global researcher!


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