Quantitatively and qualitatively, Data+ and its affiliated programs are big hits. How did a summertime data research effort become the toast of campus and potentially a new model for undergraduate experiential education?
Omer Ali, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate with The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity, is leading undergraduates Nicholas Datto and Pei Yi Zhuo in exploring the connection between persistent wealth disparities across racial lines through housing.
2021 Plus Program Information Fair Showcases Summer Projects in Data Science, Coding, and Computer ScienceMonday, February 8 2021
On Friday January 29, hundreds of undergraduate students from around the world signed into Zoom to explore the wide array of summer projects offered by Data+, Code+, and CS+ this summer.
Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke University, has been named a 2020 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. She was one of 12 faculty selected to present their research in a special issue of the Nature journal Cellular and Molecular Engineering.
Robert Calderbank, director of the Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke, and Vahid Tarokh will lead a national initiative to develop AI-informed communication and networking protocols fast and reliable enough to handle Air Force requirements
Mathemalchemy, a “Collaborative sculptural art installation using textile and other media to illustrate mathematical creativity” is the brainchild of Duke Mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies and Dominique Ehrmann, a Canadian fiber artist specializing in unusual quilting techniques that involve kinetics, transparency, light, and other elements.
Kim Bourne, Ph.D. student in Civil & Environmental Engineering, discusses what she learned while managing teams of undergraduates on the Data-driven Approaches to Illuminate the Responses of Lakes to Multiple Stressors project team.
When summer internships disappeared, Duke Applied Machine students rallied to create meaningful experiences in data science and software engineering, matching 210 students with projects at nearly 75 companies.
As part of a Data+ project, Katherine Cottrell (’21), Michaela Kotarba (’22), and Alexander Burgin (’23) spent two and a half months looking at changes in Duke’s student body enrollment over the last 50 years and created an interactive data-visualization website to show the results.
Imari Walker Karega, a fifth-year PhD student in the lab of Duke environmental engineer Lee Ferguson, studies the fate of plastic components as they break down and disperse in the environment.