Capstone Partners

MIDS students working on projects

Become a Capstone Partner

Capstones engage Duke Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) students in a year-long partnership with a non-academic stakeholder (such as a company, a government agency, an internal Duke organization or a nonprofit) and at least one Duke researcher with expertise relevant to the problem being solved. MIDS students join Capstone partnerships their second year and during that year make substantial contributions to these real, complex projects. Project teams can be as large as necessary and can include multiple faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and other staff. Although students work collaboratively, each MIDS student must achieve a specific outcome of interest for the outside party and give a final presentation with an accompanying white paper.

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