Members of the first cohort of Sloan Scholars participated in the first annual Duke University Center of Exemplary Mentoring Research Summit on Tuesday, February 18.

The research summit is part of the co-curricular programming the Duke UCEM offers Sloan Scholars as part of their professional development. The scholars prepared five-minute presentations about their areas of research and received presentation coaching from Duke UCEM staff before giving their talks at the summit.

“A key part of graduate students’ development into scholars is being able to explain their research to a variety of audiences,” said Jacqueline Looney, director of the Duke UCEM and senior associate dean at The Graduate School. “We organized the research summit to give our Sloan Scholars an opportunity to hone their skills in that area. We want this to become an annual event where students and faculty in the Duke UCEM departments can learn about what our Sloan Scholars are working on, share insights, and strengthen their connections with each other.”

Lorin Crawford, the RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University and a 2017 Ph.D. graduate of the Duke statistical science program, delivered the keynote address.

Photos from the research summit