The 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. 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. The program is culminated by a capstone conference featuring students' original individual or group research projects.
Program Dates: July 9, 2018 — July 27, 2018 (Monday-Thursday during the first two weeks and Monday-Friday during the third week) (The program convenes each day from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm in Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment located at 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, NC 27708)
Capstone Conference: July 30, 2018 (Capstone Conference to be held at the Duke University Penn Pavilion - 107 Union Drive, Durham, NC 27710)
Transportation will be provided to and from the program each day. Families are also welcome to provide transportation. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to participants while on-site. Classroom materials for the duration of the program will be provided.
Application Process/Checklist: Deadline May 31, 2018. The deadline for the 2018 Program Application has now closed.