Scientific Research and Design

Are health experts convincing the public to take precautions against COVID to prevent variants? Are climate scientists reaching policy-makers? When it comes to public health, climate change and clean energy, technological innovation, conservation and other global issues, how can research move beyond scientific communities to reach general audiences, influence behaviors and create change?

If you see yourself conducting ground-breaking research, Scientific Research and Design is the course for you! Go behind the scenes and discover Duke University labs and facilities. Hear from Duke researchers about current projects and their paths to becoming top researchers in their fields. Discover new areas of research you may not even know exist!

Learn research foundations: understanding quantitative and qualitative methods, analyzing scholarly articles, developing research questions, composing a literature review, and learning strategies to present your research to diverse audiences. Work with a team of scientifically-minded peers to create an original research study! Your team will showcase your original research during a poster session at Duke University with judges from across the Duke campus community. Immerse in world-class opportunities at Duke as you prepare to become a brilliant researcher!