Undergraduate Summer Opportunities List

The 2021 Undergraduate Summer Opportunities List will be available starting January 12, 2021. Students will be able to browse opportunities and view contact information for Duke Summer Programs. This list represents dozens of summer programs, projects, research and more. Many opportunities provide full or partial funding. Some opportunities are fully virtual. You can find the listing at:

Registration is NOT required.

The (In)visible Organ Documentary Screening

Join us on January 14th for the premiere of The (In)visible Organ documentary and to celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness month with the release of a documentary film. The 50-min film will be screened live and followed by a brief discussion with the director Andrea Shinyoung Kim, producers, and members from cast.

The (In)visible Organ documentary investigates how the design of technology impacts healthcare, especially when concerning an intimate part of the female body.

Winter Breakaway Preview

Join us to learn more about Winter Breakaway programming. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and preview their offerings. This session will have instructors from the following programs: AI for Everyone, Alumni Mentoring, Basic Coding with Python, Digital Intelligence, My Younger Self, and Working Across Cultures.

To learn more about other Winter Breakaway programs register for our preview on October 28th.

Winter Breakaway Preview

Join us to learn more about Winter Breakaway programming. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and preview their offerings. This session will have instructors from the following programs: Design Your Duke Journey, Duke 2030 Design Sprint, Graduate Career Design, Technology and Policy, Think Again, UX/UI Bootcamp, and Wellness: From Science to Practice.

To learn more about the other Winter Breakway program register for our preview session on October 30th.

Engaging with China's Higher Education Reforms and Opening Up

This talk will provide a detailed overview of China's overall higher education system and provide an analysis of on-going PRC initiatives to enhance the quality and performance of domestic universities, including the role of joint venture universities. It will examine the growing tensions between the stated desire for greater opening up and international cooperation in the education sphere with the desire for Chinese universities to fully embrace the ideas of Xi Jinping and deepen the role of the Party in university affairs.

Duke Energy, Justice, and NC WARN

Hear from Madeline Parker on Duke Energy, its role in environmental justice issues, and what NC WARN is doing about it! Madeline Parker is the Youth Climate Justice Organizer for NC WARN, an organization that is pushing Duke Energy to move away from fossil fuels, working in partnership with social justice, environmental, consumer protection, housing, labor and faith allies.

Register here by 5:15PM EST the day of the event:

Undergraduate Research Symposium: Digital Research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

How can we apply computational and digital methodologies to the study of Medieval and Renaissance literature and history? Join your fellow students as they present on the exciting research they completed over the summer! Two teams will discuss two different approaches to the use of online databases, digital mapping, and computational methodologies to study the English Civil Wars and the rise of consumer culture in premodern England.

Co-sponsored by the Rhodes Information initiative at Duke and Birmingham Southern College.


Connecting science to the public is an important task that scientists are asked to do more and more. It can range from the classic science café or rehearsed TED talk to the interactive museum demo. In this Lunch & Learn, join Dr. Erin McKenney and artist, Jude Casseday, to learn how they engage the public with science and sound. Together, they have collaborated to transform Dr. McKenney's microbiome research examining the microbes in your gut and the microbes in sourdough bread into experiential soundscapes-the listener can HEAR the changes in the data!

Data Dialogue with Benjamin Charles Germain Lee, University of Washington

The 16 million digitized historic newspaper pages within Chronicling America, a joint initiative between the Library of Congress and the NEH, represent an incredibly rich resource for a wide range of people. Historians, journalists, genealogists, students, and members of the American public explore the collection regularly via keyword search. But how do we navigate the abundant visual content? In this talk, I will present my project, Newspaper Navigator, in collaboration with LC Labs, the National Digital Newspaper Program, and Professor Daniel Weld at the University of Washington.