First-year students, from left, John Lee, Mayari Merchant, and Aarzu Gupta work together on a client project during their Engineering Design and Communication course in the Engineering Design POD. The students were engineering a mechanical opening device for a pneumatic tube carrier for Duke University Hospital. Michael Rizk, biomedical engineering assistant professor, and Jason Luck, biomedical engineering research scientist, lead the class in the POD, a 5,000 square-foot design and learning lab.
Emily McGinty, left, Assistant Program Manager, and Floey Zhao, right, a member of the Duke Campus Farm Student Crew, work on Duke Campus Farm during a scheduled work session.
Students in EGR 101L, Engineering Design and Communication, wear masks and practice social distancing techniques.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended student plans the world over. Last year, the Duke community rallied together to organize Keep Exploring for our undergraduate students, providing information and resources about virtual summer learning opportunities around the world. Now in its second year, Keep Exploring is a living website that we expect to expand and grow in support of our students as they seek new possibilities for the summer of 2021 and beyond. 

Keep Exploring is here to connect students with partners across the Duke community, providing information about academic, co-curricular, professional development, and career opportunities, whether remote or in person. 

Contact us at if you have questions or information about an experiential learning opportunity. Help us connect you!