What is DTech?
The Duke Technology Scholars Program is a comprehensive effort to inspire a more diverse group of Duke students to choose careers in computer science and electrical & computer engineering. Our goal is to create a pipeline of tech-savvy individuals who will thrive in an industry that is the backbone of our society and economy. The program centers around the idea that relationships, mentorship and hands-on experience make the difference in recruiting and retaining such individuals in technology fields. DTech is a partnership between Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering through our departments of computer science, and electrical & computer engineering.
The program starts with a personal and professional development leadership day. Each scholar is then paired with a one-on-one mentor from the tech world who will help extend the student's individual technical skills, build confidence and professional networks, and help the student envision how to create a rewarding career. Groups of scholars will live together throughout the summer, sharing experiences, learning together, and participating in summer programming with technology industry leaders. Internships with Silicon Valley, Seattle, Chicago or Research Triangle Park technology companies--many of whom include Duke University Alumni-- give DTech Scholars the opportunity to discover their potential to have an impact in the tech industry.