Monday, March 2, 2015

Durham Tech honors students shine at UNCG Honors Symposium

On behalf of the Honors Program and Committee, we would like to congratulate our Fall 2015 Honors students who traversed black ice and snow on Friday, Feb. 27 to present their papers at the Lloyd International Honors College's 15th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro!

Andrew McCrae presented an exemplary and interdisciplinary paper he wrote for Dean Mancini's Religion course on the Dead Sea Scrolls; Vi Chuong provided her audience with an informed and outstanding talk about female sexual dysfunction that she had originally prepared for her American Women's Studies course with Ms. DelVecchio; and Randi Thompson introduced her audience to the controversial and lifelong friendship that existed between Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly, which she researched for Dr. DePalma's History course. 

Although adverse weather conditions prevented them from attending the Symposium, Lois Triplett's paper on hegemonic masculinities within the "Geek Culture" for Ms. Casey's Sociology course and Megan Valente's paper for Ms. Tilson's Philosophy class on modern slavery and sex trafficking were also accepted and on the schedule. We missed them at the Symposium.

Lastly, the Honors Symposium awarded prizes for the three best visiting student papers, and we are thrilled to announce that Lois Triplett's paper for Ms. Casey, "Revenge of the Alpha Nerd: The Recreation of Hegemonic Masculinities within 'Geek Culture,'" was chosen for FIRST PLACE. 

Congratulations, Lois Triplett! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments. 

This is a wonderful achievement for Ms. Triplett, Durham Tech's Honors Program, our students, our school, and our community. 

A big thank you goes to Dr. Angela Bolte from UNCG for making this opportunity available to our students, and a most heartfelt thank you goes to these fine students who challenged themselves by joining the Honors Program at Durham Tech and participating in the Honors Symposium at UNCG. 

For more information on how you, too, could be involved in Durham Tech's honors program, visit the Honors Program webpage.

Check out the February Transfer Times

Read the latest issue of the Transer Times at

This issue honors our retiring English faculty member, Marcia Daniell, as well highlights achievements of our Academic Excellence Award winner, the Environmental Science Club and the Eagle Connect program.

Learn some TIPS for transfer success

Students, please come pick up some TIPS (Transfer Information and Planning) for transferring to our area universities.  A representative from the school may also be in attendance.

UNCG:  Monday, March 2nd, noon, Transfer Center
Meredith:  Tuesday, March 3rd, noon, Transfer Center

UNC-CH:  Tuesday, March 17th, noon, Transfer Center

For more information, visit the Virtual Transfer Center website or stop by Phillips 303. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Education After Hours - meet reps from local evening Baccalaureate programs

Education After-Hours

Monday, February 9, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Collins Building Foyer

Come learn about earning a four-year Baccalaureate degree in evening programs offered in the Raleigh-Durham area.  Many of these schools have locations near the airport.  Meet with representatives from University of Mount Olive RTP campus, NC Wesleyan College Aspire program, Meredith College (find out about their MBA degree),  St. Augustine’s College, Campbell University RTP campus and others.

Spring Semester Library Plagiarism and Citation Workshops

The library is pleased to announce the schedule for this semester's Plagiarism and Citation Workshops.

Mon. 2/16     6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tues. 3/3    12:00 - 1:00 PM
Wed. 3/25    3:00 - 4:00 PM
Thurs. 4/9   10:00 -11:00 AM

All workshops will be held in the downstairs computer lab (room 520) in the Main Campus Library
Please remember that in order to enter the library (even for a workshop), you must have a current student ID with you. 

No pre-registration is necessary: It's a show-up-and-learn kind of workshop.

Fall Cuba Travel Program

Travel to Cuba with Durham Tech in the fall! 

The Center for the Global Learner is sponsoring a travel abroad opportunity to Cuba for October 10-18, 2015.

Participants on this program will enroll in a Continuing Education course to learn about Cuba and prepare for the travel component and then meet again after the trip to discuss what they learned.

We will also be offering three $3,000 competitive scholarships for curriculum students to off-set the cost of the program for the awarded students.

More information on the program can be found on the study/travel abroad website (
We encourage anyone interested in the program to come to an upcoming information session to learn more:
  • Saturday, February 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., White 63 (Building 1)
  • Wednesday, February 11, 6 – 7 p.m., White 35 (Building 1)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Programs - due March 31st

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Programs

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics-related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due March 31. For more information, go to

NASA Minority University Research Education Project Scholarship Program

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting applications for the Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, scholarship program. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institution, MSI. The scholarship includes 75 percent of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship.
Applications are due March 31. For more information, go to

CAE Spring 2015 Tutoring & Lab Schedule and Upswing Online Tutoring

Do you need some extra help in one of your classes? FREE tutoring is available at Durham Tech.

For in-person help, the CAE Tutoring and Computer Lab schedule for Spring 2015 can be found at this web link

Also, we now offer the free online tutoring resource, Upswing. You can go to the following link and use your webadvisor credentials to log into the Upswing website.

If you have any questions about tutoring or other academic support, contact the Center for Academic Excellence at or call 919-536-7232, ex 2404.