Duke Forward: Explore Your Impact

Student Project Videos

During funding request presentations to Engineering Alumni Council, student-led groups explain how their organizations are conducting exciting projects, promoting career development and serving the wider community.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Members discuss their work together, which includes building Duke Engineering's entry in the Concrete Canoe Contest.

Biomedical Engineering Society

Members of this group, a chapter of a national society, describe how they provide academic, career and social support for biomedical engineering majors at Duke.

Duke AERO Society – AIAA

A student leader talks about how the group supports member's engineering projects and connects them with alumni and industry.

Duke Design for America

Members of the organization, a student design studio, discuss their efforts to learn and teach the human-centered design process.

Duke Electric Vehicles

Students describe their efforts to build a highly energy efficient vehicle, and their success in winning second place at a recent national competition.

Duke Engineers for International Development

Members discuss their previous work helping build community improvements in places as varied as the United States, Brazil, Uganda, and Costa Rica.


Members of the Duke chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers discuss career development opportunities and access to projects – including a Nerf-gun shooting robot.

Duke InnoWorks

A student leader of InnoWorks, a national science and engineering initiative started at Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, describes how it provides exciting educational opportunities for students from low-income backgrounds.

Duke Motorsports

Students discuss this student-led organization, which is focused on designing, building and racing an open-wheeled supercar.


DukeMakers members explain their plans to encourage the use and study of emerging 3D printing technologies.

Duke Robotics Club

Members explain their work building a number of projects for competition – including a high-altitude glider and an underwater vehicle.

Engineering World Health

Members discuss their efforts to develop medical technology to serve the needs of people in the developing world.

National Society of Black Engineers

Leaders of the Duke chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers tell how the organization provides valuable local, regional and national career development opportunities. The group also discusses its new LED Cube project – a booth to create 3D light models.

Project Tadpole

Through Project Tadpole, Duke Engineering students help Triangle-area children by modifying electronic toys to promote physical and mental development by children with disabilities.

Society of Women Engineers

Members discuss how the society supports female engineering students through mentoring, outreach, corporate relations, and attendance at national and regional conferences.