News Archive for Grad Student

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 11, 2016

Directly Reprogramming a Cell's Identity with Gene Editing

Researchers use CRISPR to turn connective tissue directly into neuronal cells with better results than previous methods.

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

August 01, 2016

Handheld Device Takes High-Resolution Images of Children's Retinas

A handheld retina imaging device will gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.

July 21, 2016

Pratt Graduate Couple Ties First Knot at Renovated Duke Chapel

Drew and Jenna Young were the first couple to get married in Duke University Chapel following the year-long restoration project.

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

June 06, 2016

New Duke Startup Challenge Prize Targets Biomedical Engineering Students

Teams competing in the next Duke Startup Challenge will have something new to shoot for—a $10,000 prize for the best team with an undergraduate or graduate student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) as part of its leadership. Founded in 1999, the competition is designed to help [...]

May 24, 2016

Alumni Spotlight: MEMP ’12 Alumnus Muhammad Anwar Ul Haq Selected for the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders’ Program

With MEMP students representing a number of different industries, we are delighted to highlight an accomplishment of one of our alumni in the Energy sector. As a Future Energy Leader, Anwar will tackle some of the world's most complex energy problems in a community of the next generation of energy [...]

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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 [...]

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