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There’s an old adage in the aviation industry that pilots make the best airplane design engineers. Having a spatial sense of a cockpit and knowing how controls feel and how the airplane responds is invaluable when building the next Dreamliner. The same is true in the biomedical device industry. A design that works in a CAD drawing or on a lab bench may not be successful in a physician’s hands. That’s why Duke University is putting biomedical engineers into the clinic.
Engineering never sounded so cool. Every year, about a dozen groups of mechanical engineering and materials science seniors spend two semesters designing and building a senior project. These projects challenge students to use what they’ve learned over the past four years to solve an engineering problem. Some projects work on the aerodynamics of a competition electric racecar while others build better systems to cheaply test bike helmets made for developing countries. Stefan Fertala tackled the...
Commencement season brought evidence of the continual and growing demand for undergraduate energy education programs at Duke University, as the Pratt School of Engineering graduated its first students in its minor in Energy Engineering and the Certificate in Energy and the Environment bid farewell to another hefty class.
As a Grand Challenge Scholar, my aim is to address the health disparities that exist for women on a global level by combining my passions and independent studies in global health and biomedical engineering as well as the research I have accomplished regarding women’s health. As a Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Fellow, I completed research on a breast cancer detection device using imaging and light technology. This device can be used on breast tissue to determine if there is...
I have used the amazing opportunity of being a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar to immerse myself in the clean/renewable/sustainable energy field and have pursued research to push the field even farther forward. I worked in Dr. Jeff Glass’s Nanomaterials and Thin Films laboratory on two different projects relating to solar fuels and energy storage. I believe that one of the most effective ways to make solar energy economical is to provide better energy storage.
Duke University awarded degrees to 441 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in ceremonies that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide commencement exercises at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
If you asked Ivonna Dumanyan just five years ago where she’d be today, starting a running tech company at Duke University would never have crossed her mind. But thanks to a lot of hard work and the entrepreneurial resources provided across Duke’s campus, her present-day reality has outstripped her imagination.
2015 Merritt Award recipients Joshua Latner (left) and Anastasia Lambrou (right) with Kathryn Merritt Flynn at the March 30 awards dinner. Duke seniors Anastasia Lambrou and Joshua Latner have won the inaugural Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for their video “EbolaChat.”
In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today, Duke and more than 120 other U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.
Determined to use their engineering skills to support their local Durham community, a group of Duke students received enough support in return to win a $10,000 grant for their project.