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Duke Engineering hosts 'Talk & Tour' for 70 Women in STEM Internship Program

Discussions included tips on applying to graduate school and obtaining fellowships

At the summer 2019 event, 13 Duke faculty and staff members, led by Nan Jokerst, the J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and executive director of Duke's Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF), showed nearly 70 interns, as well as students and visiting scholars around SMIF.

They gave visitors much practical advice—including tips on positioning oneself for graduate school, crafting a successful application, and applying for fellowships.

The Talk & Tour at Duke was one of 10 held by the Triangle Women in STEM's Summer Intern Program. All told, the program served 100 interns and included contributions from 18 participating Research Triangle Region organizations.

Triangle Women in STEM is an initiative of science, technology and engineering leaders with a mission to establish North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region as the preeminent destination for women in STEM fields.

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