About the Ph.D. Symposium

2012 Symposium

The Durham Ph.D. Symposium is an initiative supported by The Durham School endowment. This symposium is a vivid example of our strategic efforts to engage the academic community, while providing an opportunity to enhance our reputation as a top School in both teaching and research.

Each year, the school invites 10-12 Ph.D. candidates from some of the top research universities related to the academic programs offered through The Durham School. Attending candidates spend time familiarizing themselves with facilities, laboratories and instructional resources of The Durham School. The on-campus symposium culminates with the candidates presenting their research projects in conjunction with the school’s own Ph.D. students. These individual research presentations provide collective interactivity with both faculty and students.

In 2014, the symposium will be held March 12-14 at The Durham School's Omaha location at The Peter Kiewit Institute and in Lincoln on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

This initiative allows the school to preview talented individuals while providing visiting Ph.D. candidates an overview of our programs, facilities, faculty and students.