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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 of saints—and the center maintains strong French ties to this day—ties that many Duke students and faculty members are capitalizing on.
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.
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 characteristics employers seek, as well as a realistic view of the job market and possible career paths.
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 pm, locally on channel ABC-11.
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 didn’t end in the classroom.
On a recent trip to Guatemala, Duke Engineering student Ben Snowdon cooked rellenitos de plátnos, took salsa lessons and visited some local hot springs. But all that was just a bonus on top of the bigger purpose of his trip: helping hospitals and clinics repair medical equipment at the National Hospital de Quetzaltenango in Xela through Duke-Engineering World Health (EWH). EWH is a non-profit group that brings biomedical engineering expertise to communities of the developing world who lack...
Duke University awarded degrees to 527 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 12 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.
Several months into her Pratt Undergraduate Fellowship, Katrina Wisdom (E’12) was handed a mailer by her faculty advisor, Chuan-Hua Chen, Alfred M. Hunt Faculty Scholar and assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
For those students with a keen interest in better understanding how human activity has impacted the world around us, Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering has launched a new major – Environmental Engineering. Because solving the world’s most pressing environmental problems will entail engineers working as a team with colleagues in different fields, the new degree, BSE (EnvE), will offer a broad range of non-engineering experiences.
Ever forget your contact case on a trip and you have nowhere to put your lenses? Pratt Engineering student Matt Pleatman and his co-founders have a solution for you: the Contact Lens Refresh Card, an ultra slim, all-in-one contact lens case and multipurpose solution carrier that fits into your wallet in the same way as a credit card.