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A dashboard view from a vehicle taking measurements of certain types of pollutants during rush hour in Atlanta

July 21, 2017

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

April 27, 2016

John Oxaal: Duke BME’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence

John Oxaal has worked on a variety of projects and products in the entrepreneurial space. After graduating from Duke, Oxaal got his first opportunity from Olaf von Ramm, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, who invited him to work on a real-time 2-D ultrasound machine. Realizing he needed more business knowledge, Oxaal pursued a business degree from the University of Chicago. This helped him found Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc. with Professor von Ramm, which developed the first real-time 3-D ultrasound machine.

April 27, 2016

Alumni Profile: Mona Dai

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Innovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda The Thomas C. Katsouleas NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Duke is dedicated to addressing new engineering [...]

April 27, 2016

Duke AERO: Giving Lift to Students’ Careers

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Aerospace Engineering at Duke is a discipline that exists in something of an academic ‘twilight zone.’ As a certificate program within the mechanical engineering and materials science department, [...]

April 27, 2016

HackDuke

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Coding for Social Good A five-foot-long nyan cat made out of multicolored sticky notes graced the glass windows of the engineering buildings on the e-quad— the creativity in the air was palpable on [...]

April 27, 2016

Duke IEEE: Innovation without Bounds

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering SoutheastCon Every year, Duke’s branch of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) competes against other collegiate teams in the Hardware Competition at IEEE SoutheastCon. [...]

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Healthcare Hackathon Takes Duke INNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING. These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the [...]

April 27, 2016

Bleeding Duke Blue

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Supercomputing and the Cardiovascular System When Amanda Randles was finishing her bachelor’s degree at Duke, the most powerful supercomputer in the world was BlueGene/L. The computer had a maximal [...]

April 27, 2016

Demystifying Big Data

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering How much information does one need to answer a question reliably? The mathematical tools used to understand the tradeoffs between data and uncertainty can be found in the fields of engineering, [...]

April 27, 2016

Piloting Drones into the Future

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Engineering is more than just a series of cumbersome problem sets. It is the quest to discover the unknown. Engineers jump at the opportunity to tackle a problem and explore feasible solutions. [...]

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

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