Program Dates: July 8, 2019 — July 26, 2019 (Mon. - Thurs. first two weeks; Friday session required July 26, 2019); Capstone Conference and Conference Rehearsal: July 29, 2019 (2019 Capstone Conference to be held at the Duke University Penn Pavilion - 107 Union Drive, Durham, NC 27710)
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.