Young Scholars Summer Research Institute Helps Durham Youth Develop Writing, Research Skills

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Duke Today

Interested in developing your research, writing, and presentation skills around issues of social justice and equity? Apply to the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute.

Overview:  The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute provides high school students with a hands-on opportunity to do research at the collegiate level. Students will work with distinguished middle and high school teachers, Duke university scholars, and other scholars associated with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality to research and examine ways of addressing various issues of inequity in our society. 
Program Dates: July 11, 2016 — July 29, 2016 
Costs: FREE
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in Durham Public Schools entering the ninth or tenth grade. There will be a maximum of 20 students participating in the program.  In the event that there are more than 20 applicants, the statement of interest and teacher reference will be used to identify participants.
Application Process/Checklist: Deadline May 15, 2016

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Through the Young Scholars Summer Research Institute, Durham Public School students in grades eighth, ninth and 10th spent two weeks developing writing and research skills and learning about the intersection of wealth, racial, legal, housing, gender, and educational Inequalities as well as their impact locally and globally.  The institute is sponsored by the Duke University Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity and facilitated by DPS teachers, university professors and guest speakers from community organizations in Durham.