News Archive for Undergrad Student

October 09, 2012

Student Cameron Kim, Working to Reprogram Cells

Meet Cameron Kim – a Pratt Engineering student working on synthetic biology who also officiates for the Duke Quidditch team. Originally from Brandon, Florida, Cameron became interested in molecular biology and engineering in high school. "I see most people identify biomedical engineering as [...]

July 09, 2012

Smart Home Project Aims to Improve Irrigation

Doing laundry with rainwater while conducting research in the backyard green house. Checking up on the growth of the green roof as well as how much rainwater has collected in the six 400 gallon tanks in the basement. Observing wattage used by each room’s controlled lighting, while the hum of a self [...]

June 11, 2012

Engineered to Compete: Duke University Motorsports

Engineered to compete and aerodynamically designed for speed, imagine a car that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.  When it comes to racing, what else is there? Duke University Motorsports, a group of Duke undergraduate and graduate students, has developed quite an understanding [...]

March 15, 2012

Process Makes Polymers Truly Plastic

DURHAM, N.C. -- Just as a chameleon changes its color to blend in with its environment, Duke University engineers have demonstrated for the first time that they can alter the texture of plastics on demand, for example, switching back and forth between a rough surface and a smooth one. By applying [...]

March 13, 2012

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Supports Next Generation of Problem-Solvers

It makes perfect sense that Sidney Primas is double-majoring in biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering – his father suffered from the effects of a blood vessel disorder in his brain during a good portion of Primas’s childhood. Since then, Primas has been fascinated with the [...]

February 03, 2012

I’ll Take Dream Fulfillment for 100, Alex

Watch Greer compete Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7. p.m. on the ABC network's Durham's affiliate WTVD-TV. Watch a sneak preview. --- At 7 p.m., Monday Feb. 6, Pratt senior Greer Mackebee and a host of friends will be glued to the 113-inch big screen television in K4 dorm. Off campus, more than 9 million [...]

January 31, 2012

At the Intersection of Technology and Business

For Andrew Mang, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program was a natural fit. “I’ve always seen myself at the intersection of technology and business,” said Mang, a senior double majoring in mechanical engineering and economics and one of Duke’s National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars [...]

November 03, 2011

Barros Backs New Scholarships for International Students

Durham, NC - Without Duke's new scholarship program for international students, Laxmi Rajak says, "I would probably have been washing clothes at other people's houses like my mother does because she could never have afforded my further education." Rajak, a first-year student from Nepal, calls her [...]

August 23, 2011

Novel Approach Tests Mother-to-Newborn HIV Spread Prevention

Americans by the millions rip open ketchup packets for their French Fries without even thinking twice about it. This simple act, however, could in the near future be a life-saver for a baby born in Africa of a mother infected with HIV, especially if the pouch is filled with anti-retroviral [...]

June 29, 2011

New Smartphone App Automatically Tags Photos

DURHAM, N.C. -- So much for tagging photographs with names, locations and activities yourself – a new cell phone application can take care of that for you. The system works by taking advantage of the multiple sensors on a mobile phone, as well as those of other mobile phones in the vicinity. [...]

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