Second-year cohort members of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute will convene for a spring-semester writing workshop on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Students will build on the research they conducted as a part of their poster presentations during the 2017 Summer Research Institute. The session is the second of two semester workshops designed to further develop students' writing, research, and presentation skills around issues of social justice.
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to students during the session, as well as notebooks and other materials. Students should plan to bring their laptops provided during the first year of the program to the workshop if possible.
The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week 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, program participants will explore curriculum related to the economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions of inequality. During the 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 the students’ research, writing, presentation, and critical-inquiry skills, culminating in a capstone presentation of the student’s individual research projects.
Learn more about the Young Scholars Summer Research Institute here.