News Archive for Grad Student

April 11, 2012

Andy Stershic wins Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Andrew Stershic won a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy. In his doctoral research, he aims to build multi-scale computational models that allow for efficient consideration of micro-scale fracture of [...]

April 11, 2012

Jessica Erlingis wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Jessica Erlingis won a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include simulation and prediction of hydrometeorological extremes, such as heavy [...]

April 11, 2012

Anna Wilson wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Anna Wilson, civil and environmental engineering graduate student, won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Anna will investigate the microphysical processes playing a role in orographic enhancement of convection and tropical cyclones [...]

April 11, 2012

Xue Feng wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Xue Feng won a 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In her doctoral research, Feng plans to study how seasonal and interannual climate variability propagates through seasonally dry ecosystems (such as in the [...]

February 21, 2012

Wringing More Energy Out Of Everyday Motions

DURHAM N.C. – Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially when trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities. Duke University engineers believe they have come up with the theoretical underpinning that could lead to the development of energy [...]

January 30, 2012

Diekman Sweeps TIRMS Awards

Brian Diekman, a Biomedical Engineering graduate student in the laboratory of Farshid Guilak, swept the awards at the annual meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. Brian first received the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award for his [...]

January 06, 2012

Graduate Student Rewarded for Aeroelasticity Work

For his work on characterizing the properties of folding-wing aircraft, mechanical engineering graduate student Ivan Wang was recently awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Defense and the American Society for Engineering Education. Wang was [...]

November 23, 2011

Paulson Wins Elevator Pitch Comp at Duke Start Up Challenge

Laura Paulsen, a Master of Science student in biomedical engineering won the Duke University Startup Challenge Elevator Pitch competition. On behalf of her company, Hydrangle Systems, Laura presented a compelling description of her product called The Apex. It is a device that enhances prostate [...]

November 16, 2011

Pratt Alums Take Top Honors in Global Startup Competition

Duke engineers won big at the Startup Open competition during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011 in Boston. The team included two alumnae and a graduate student and their start-up company for micro-turbine technology. The competition team includes Jason Ethier ‘10 BSE, Hardy Shen ’09 BSE, ’10 [...]

November 14, 2011

Duke's Nanoscience Research Featured in Educational Video

The newly released educational video on nanoscience called "Does Every Silver Lining Have a Cloud?" features the Duke led Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) . This video focuses on CEINT researchers discussing their integrated research initiatives that are designed [...]

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