Join the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity for our annual Capstone Conference as Young Scholars from the Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute present their final research projects.
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity’s Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week educational enrichment program that provides middle and high-school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) in Durham, North Carolina, with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS). In keeping with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center’s central mission as a community of scholars engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality, participants will explore curriculum related to the economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions of inequality. During the Hank and Billy Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute, students receive instruction from distinguished middle and high-school teachers, university professors, and leaders from community organizations. The program’s main focus is on the development of students’ research, writing, presentation, and critical-inquiry skills around issues of social justice. Students design and prepare original research presentations, posters, and papers focused on policy issues that affect inequality. Program material is selected by the teaching faculty in collaboration with Cook-Center scholars, focusing on various inequalities and their intersections. Emphasis is placed throughout the program on mentoring students in research, writing, and presentation skills. During the Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute, students participate in workshops at Duke University’s Perkins and Rubenstein Libraries and the Nasher Museum of Art.
Parking for this event will be at the Bryan Center Surface Lot located at Science Drive. Parking will be free of charge. Parking attendants will be there to allow access to the garage.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.
For more information, please contact (919) 684-4807.