Science on the trail. Duke Research Blog, June 28, 2017. High schoolers head to the backcountry to learn the secret of slug slime and other discoveries of science and self in a new girls camp.
Cell phones help track flu on campus. Duke Today, August 18, 2015. New methods for analyzing personal health and lifestyle data captured through smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu. With help from a mobile app that monitors who students interact with and when, researchers have developed a model that enables them to predict the spread of influenza from one person to the next over time. Unlike most infection models, their approach gives a personalized daily forecast for each patient. Picked up by Time Warner Cable News, WRAL, Futurity and the Huffington Post.
Geeky goggles let you take a field trip without leaving class. Duke Research blog, April 27, 2015. Critics of virtual reality technology say it’s just another form of escapism, after TV, the Internet and smartphones. But educational technology advocates see it as a way to help students see and hear and interact with things that would be impossible otherwise, or only available to a lucky few.
Computer science looks beyond nerds. Duke Today, March 4, 2015. Long viewed as the entry point for a field dominated by male coders and computer whizzes, introductory computer science is undergoing a transformation at Duke to attract a wider range of students.
A scientist’s unlikely path, with Duke Provost Sally Kornbluth. Duke Research Blog, October 31, 2014. Many scientists have an inkling of their path at an early age, having spent their childhoods breeding hamsters for fun, or conducting backyard experiments on earthworms. Not so for Duke Provost and cell biologist Sally Kornbluth.
In the woods, stalking destroying angels. Duke Research blog, September 19, 2014. Students head into the forest for Mushroom Hunting 101.