Student Stories

This year's graduates include an amazing, diverse group of students who have created an amazing, diverse group of individualized projects. We are incredibly proud and delighted to profile them and their achievements below. Nick Berray Trenton Bricken Manish Kumar Dezmanique Martin Sarah Mumbert Liv Neely Rebecca Ross Sahil Sandhu Kristine Stanners Emma Stein Jared Wong Michelle Wong Carter Zenke Nick Berray 2020 Expressing the Creative Self: Foundations and… read more about Celebrating the Class of 2020 »

Four undergraduates continue to pursue collaborative research project two years after an inspiring course   Some of the faculty, students and partners in EHD 290, Spring 2018, at a presentation and discussion with ePRO implementation partners: Jessica Sperling, Kayla Carlisle, Jeremy Yi, Helen Yu, Zoe King, Sahil Sandhu, Megan Gray, Tom LeBlanc, Kris Herring (Photo: Duke Service-Learning)   A few days after learning that Duke students would not be returning to campus after spring… read more about Duke University Program II  »

“Few resources are dedicated to understanding refugee experiences upon successfully seeking asylum,” says Duke senior Anuhita Basavaraju. “Cognitive sciences have revealed that there is a neuropsychological basis for out-group vs. in-group bias, but little has been done to understand how such mechanisms can be altered.” After participating in the Bass Connections project Art, Vision and the Brain, she received a Follow-on Student Research Award to read more about A Student’s Research Takes Her to Denmark to Explore Cognitive Approaches to Social Problems »

Duke senior Kelsey Graywill knew she wanted to take a nontraditional approach to her education. “When I was applying for colleges, I specifically looked at schools that I saw had established resources for doing interdisciplinary majors or programs,” she told interviewer Brian Southwell on the Measure of Everyday Life radio show. “I had this fantasy, where maybe one day instead of students picking a major, students will pick a question; then you design your whole program around answering that intellectual question and… read more about Creating Meaning: Undergraduate Pursues an Intellectual Question across Boundaries »