News Archive for Undergrad Student

July 15, 2014

Duke Engineers Abroad

After the economic downturn of the late 2000s hit America, it became difficult for college students to find jobs—not only new graduates, but summer internship seekers as well. Many students, however, found a silver lining. Instead of moping about poolside for three months, they flocked to different [...]

July 07, 2014

Summer Story: Senior Ashley Bolick Watches Wounds Heal

Senior biomedical engineer Ashley Bolick is studying the mechanisms of wound healing by developing programs that track the development of fruit fly embryos over time. Bolick, who is from Cary, N.C., is studying the role of the protein actin—which forms cellular cytoskeletons—in fruit fly embryo [...]

June 24, 2014

Memories on Mars

A student-led, crowdsourced project called Time Capsule to Mars held a press conference June 23, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to kick off its $25 million campaign. Led by Emily Briere, a rising senior in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, the [...]

June 17, 2014

Summer Story: Junior Chris Dees Applies Lessons from Graphics Cards to Computer Processors

Junior Chris Dee is spending his summer developing ways to make computers more efficient and cost-effective. The electrical engineering and computer science major from Singapore is trying to change the way computers process information by comparing the speed and efficiency and graphics cards and [...]

May 12, 2014

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2014

Duke University awarded degrees to 428 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 11, in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. [...]

April 08, 2014

CEINT’s French Connection

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the acronym for the environmental nanotechnology center headquartered at Duke is pronounced “saint.” After all, the inspiration for the center struck while founder Mark Wiesner was on sabbatical in France—a  nation renowned for its cathedrals and pantheon [...]

April 03, 2014

Piecing Together a Time Capsule to Mars

Growing up, Emily Briere didn’t have an adequate outlet to pour her enthusiasm for space exploration into. That’s a problem she intends to fix for the generation growing up behind her. “I am currently one of the leaders of a space endeavor that we believe could refocus the space race and remind [...]

February 21, 2014

Duke’s StartupConnect Attracts Startups, Hundreds of Attendees

Aspiring Duke entrepreneurs met with more than 20 startup employers during the inaugural StartupConnect event Thursday at Gross Hall. The event, which was open to Duke students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as invited guests from UNC, provided students with an understanding of the [...]

January 31, 2014

Pratt Senior Represents Duke on College Jeopardy! February 11

It may have taken seven years to ace the online quiz, but once Cameron Kim got to audition for a spot on Jeopardy’s college tournament, he made the most of it. The biomedical engineering senior at Duke nailed the in-person interview and will appear on the long-running game show February 11 at 7:00 [...]

August 28, 2013

REU at 25: A Positive Impact on Students—and Duke Engineering

For 25 years, Duke Engineering has welcomed undergraduates like Paige Maxon to campus each summer as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. Through the REU program, Maxon and hundreds of students before her got hands-on experience in a research lab—and those experiences [...]

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