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Two North Carolina sports traditions will meet engineering know-how in the Pratt School of Engineering's second annual design contest March 5 in Duke's Love Auditorium. Students will combine motorsports and basketball in an effort to win cash prizes of up to $2,000. This year's design contest requires students to create remote-controlled machines that can take a ping-pong ball from the corner of a 8-foot-square court and place it in a basketball hoop -- a Plexiglas tube 18 inches above the...
Kyle Smith is officially a lame duck. Smith has been president of Engineering Student Government for a year. His successor, Sumit Shaw, was elected Feb. 28, and Smith will pass the reigns of leadership over to Shaw at the end of the semester. The new president will continue to expand many of the projects on which Smith and his predecessors have worked. For several years, Smith said, the focus of ESG has been increased inclusiveness and building a stronger community through social events. Smith...
Two North Carolinian sports traditions will meet engineering know-how in the second annual design contest of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Wednesday, March 5, in Love Auditorium. Students will combine motorsports and basketball in an effort to win cash prizes of up to $2,000.
After surviving a six-week med school boot camp, Pratt biomedical engineering student Kemi Oni says she’s more than ready for medical school.Oni and 107 other minority students from around the U.S. gathered in New York City this past summer for the Minority Medical Education Program, sponsored by Columbia University. The MMEP is an intensive six-week course designed to emulate the first year medical experience. In addition to lectures, students get to observe doctors practicing medicine in...
While many students at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering say designing theoretical research projects highlights their undergraduate experience, biomedical junior Aruna Venkatesan says she is most excited by learning more about how engineering can improve the quality of life of others.This appreciation for engineers’ applicability probably stems from herown experience with the uses of biomedical engineering. In middleschool, Venkatesan, who is from Pleasanton, Calif., was diagnosed...
By Annie Adams(Adams is a 2003 graduate, majoring in mechanical engineering and economics)
By Jessica Manson(Manson is a sophomore double majoring in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering)“Science camp?” That is the question most of these middle-school girls would probably hear if they told their peers how they spent their summer vacation. However, this past summer, a new science camp tore down the common stereotypes of lab scientists or engineers and replaced them with new ideas about those who pursue science and engineering.
Bill Younger, a Pratt parent, member of Pratt's Board of Visitors and managing director of Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, Calif., kicked off Parents Weekend on Oct. 25 with the annual Engineering Seminar in Griffith Film Theater. He and his son Mark, who graduated from Pratt last May, delighted an audience of over 300 with verbal jousting over career advice for engineering students as they passed a basketball between them. Though often tongue-in- cheek, both Youngers provided sage advice....
By Anu Kotha(Kotha is a freshman at Pratt)Within the next 10 years, more than 70 million people are going to join the ranks of seniors. As they age, they will face several medical problems. One such problem concerns joints. The articular cartilage that allows bones to smoothly move over each other wears down with time. Unlike most tissues in the body, articular cartilage cannot heal itself. Due to the loss of this cartilage, bones rub against each other and cause tremendous pain at the joints,...