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Once again, the Smart Home Program has received national attention for its contributions to making the world a greener place.This time, it was the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), who announced this week that the Duke program is one of the recipients of its Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Recognition Awards for 2009.Duke’s Smart Home Program was one of five award winners in the category covering colleges and universities. The award recognizes innovative green building curricula...
For Claude Flynn, long bicycle rides in the fresh air were therapy for the mind and exercise for the body. Every Sunday, she’d ride her bike 35 to 40 miles through the rolling Chatham County countryside south of Chapel Hill, N.C. Often, she would stop in a meadow, take in the sun, listen to the birds singing and enjoy a sandwich and bottled water. That all changed in 2003, when a car accident left her unable to flex her left knee enough to the pedal a bicycle.
What do you get when you put 28 college students from across the nation into the same apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio? An amazing summer internship experience with a Johnson & Johnson company called Ethicon Endo-Surgery.
Brianna Vey, a rising senior and a biomedical engineering major, is spending her summer far from her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Temporarily at home in Philadelphia, the famed “City of Brotherly Love,” Vey is interning at Accenture, a consulting firm specializing in information technology consulting, and learning what it takes to operate an organized company.“I’m working with performance data analysis right now, and trying to figure out the best ways to work with...
Jamie Heller, a rising junior and mechanical engineer here at Duke, is getting a taste of office life this summer. He is currently working as an intern at Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors in Atlanta. Heller heard about the internship through the Pratt career advisers, and decided to take a chance on a career experience outside of the engineering field.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland and a rising senior, Jordan Lewis is one of many Duke students to take on a summer internship this year. A mechanical engineering major who is also pursuing a markets and management study certificate, Lewis decided to put his skills to use working for Skanska USA Building. Skanska, an international construction management company based in Sweden, is a leader in environmental design and construction industries in Durham and has conducted many projects on Duke...
DURHAM, N.C. -- While watching swimmers line up during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, former Olympic swimmer and NBC Sports commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped that swimmers keep getting bigger, with the shortest one in the current race towering over the average spectator.What may have been seen as an off-hand remark turns out to illustrate a trend in human development -- elite athletes are getting bigger and bigger.
It's a familiar scene in airports and train stations. Hands full with luggage, briefcase, laptop or coat and there’s something you need to remember, like the level and row numbers where you parked your car in the deck. What do you do?Instead of relying on your memory, or finding a place to put all your stuff down to find a pen and paper, wouldn’t it be so convenient to simply write "level 4, row H" in the air and be able to retrieve it later?
The pattern is born out year after year in college sports – teams with senior leadership usually fare better than younger teams.That sports truism certainly played out at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., May 13-16, where a team of 25 Pratt engineering students, dominated by upper classmen, raced to the best showing by a Duke team in the annual Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Duke University awarded degrees to 523 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on May 10 in ceremonies beginning with a university-wide commencement celebration in Wallace Wade Stadium and ending with a Pratt School of Engineering ceremony in Duke Chapel.Pratt Dean Tom Katsouleas Bachelor of Science in Engineering diplomas to 279 students, including 12 who completed their work in December and one last September, before a crowd of parents, relatives and friends in the Chapel.