2024 Spring Symposium - Master's Projects and Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Presentations

Please join us for the 2024 Spring Symposium for Professional Master’s Degree Students and the Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Presentations and Poster Session! The Nicholas School is excited to celebrate the professional and academic accomplishments of both our second-year MEM, MF, iMEP and DEL-MEM students, as well as the Nicholas School undergraduate students who have the honor of Graduating with Distinction (GWD). All graduate and professional ENVIRON, ECS, and MARSCI classes will be cancelled for this event. Students are expected to attend.



Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11, 2024
7:15 PM – 9:35 PM (ET)

Dean Lori Bennear will make opening remarks on April 9.

Presentations are virtual, live streamed via Zoom, and recorded.


Thursday, April 11 – Friday, April 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Dean Lori Bennear will present welcoming remarks on April 11.

Graduate with Distinction Poster Presentations will be held on Friday, April 12, time TBD. The schedule will be posted on this page by mid-March.

Presentations will be in person, live streamed via Zoom, and recorded.

Masking policy: The MP Symposium presentations are conducted in a classroom setting (April 11-12). Duke encourages masking in classrooms for anyone who is concerned or is at high-risk for severe disease. 


  • Presentations are scheduled in 25-minute blocks – 15 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for transition time between each presentation.

View Symposium Presentation Schedule


A list of presentation abstracts for both the Professional Master’s Projects and the Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction Presentations is available for download. The abstracts are organized in alphabetical order by last name.

View Abstracts


Join Presentations Virtually

passcode required

Tuesday, April 9, through Thursday, April 11

Thursday, April 11

Friday, April 12

A passcode is required to join presentations virtually:

  • Current Students: Please check your email communication from the Nicholas School, particularly emails from Abbey Sheehy or Sherri Nevius, to find the passcode for Zoom presentations.
  • Family, Friends and Project Partners: First ask your student/friend for the passcode. If you need further assistance, please email Abbey Sheehy, abbey.sheehy@duke.edu.
  • Other Guests: We welcome prospective students and interested members of the community at MP and GWD presentations. Please email Abbey Sheehy for the Zoom passcode, abbey.sheehy@duke.edu.

Evaluation Survey

Every year, we ask audience members to evaluate presentations. There will be QR codes placed on the tables in each room that you can scan with your phone camera to access the survey, or you can view the evaluation survey online at this page. Please complete the survey after each presentation that you watch. 

Evaluate a Presentation