Research Competition

Participants in Duke Summer Session benefit from a range of learning opportunities throughout their experience on campus. However, some participants may want to go even beyond what they learn in their courses. If you want to challenge yourself and see how you can apply what you have learned over the summer into real-world research and analysis, you will have that opportunity this coming summer.

To give you the option of taking your studies a step further, we will be hosting the Duke Summer Session Research Competition for individuals participating in Summer Academy and the Accelerated STEM Academy.  This competition will challenge you to take the information you have learned from your summer courses and conduct a research project gathering and analyzing real-world information based on your summer program’s theme. You will submit your research in a written report by August 16, 2019.  Reports will be reviewed by a panel of experts from Duke University’s community, giving each competitor valuable feedback on your analytical skills.  All participants with complete submissions will receive certificates from Duke University.  The top submissions will receive awards based on the evaluation of the degree to which you developed your research and analysis.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to stretch your capabilities and see how you can apply what you learned over the summer in a competitive situation where your skills are put to the test in a real-world analytical challenge. All Summer Academy and Accelerated STEM Academy participants are eligible for this competition.