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Curious about research opportunities at Duke University

Hi! I'm a high school junior, and I'm considering applying to Duke University. I want to know if Duke is known as a research university and what research opportunities are available, especially for undergraduates interested in materials science. Your insights and experiences would be much appreciated. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering Duke University, as it is indeed a reputable research university. Duke has various research opportunities available for undergraduate students, including those in materials science.

One of the most popular research paths for undergrads at Duke is the Pratt Research Fellows Program, specifically designed for engineering students. In this program, you can engage in an intensive research experience that spans multiple semesters and even summers. It's an excellent opportunity to closely work with Duke faculty members or other researchers on independent projects.

Additionally, the Bass Connections program offers interdisciplinary, team-based research projects that bring together undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members to explore complex issues. The Materials Initiative at Duke is a notable research initiative where faculty from several departments are involved in materials science research.

You may also explore independent research opportunities by directly reaching out to faculty members and expressing your interest in their projects. Many professors at Duke are open to mentoring and guiding undergrads.

In short, there are numerous possibilities for undergraduate research at Duke, especially in materials science. Best of luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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