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DukEngineer Magazine 2019

In this issue: Duke Engineering Reaches Higher, Racing a Guinness World Record, Solving Imposter Syndrome and more

Editors-in-chief: Ashish Vankara E'19, Sabrina Qi E'20

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Building New Opportunities

Artwork by Michael McCann provides a conceptual view of the New Engineering Building scheduled to open in late 2020

Sustainability and Collaboration Under One Roof

Scheduled to open for classes in 2021, Duke's new engineering building is already being used as a learning experience

Faculty Spotlight

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Tiny Organisms, Huge Possibilities

Researchers across Duke University are working to harness the power of microbiomes in many different arenas

Jessilyn Dunn

Improving Patient Outcomes by Analyzing Wearable Data

MEDx Investigator Jessilyn Dunn brings a fresh perspective on big data and wearable technology to Duke’s growing network of engineering and medical collaborations

Developing Engineering Leaders

The inaugural cohort of 10 Clark Scholars handpicked from six separate states across the country.

Emerging Leaders at the Intersection of Engineering and Entrepreneurship

The new A. James Clark Scholars Program at Duke selects 10 incoming students each year for a demanding yet rewarding curriculum focused on leadership, service, and business and entrepreneurship

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Solving Imposter Syndrome Through Community-Building and Interdisciplinary Work

Shaundra Daily joins the Pratt School of Engineering faculty devoting her time to developing community through Duke Technology Scholars and beyond

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Piloting Project Edge for First-Year Students

New program Project Edge looks to introduce first-year students to Duke and entrepreneurship before classes even begin

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An Enterprising Program for Design Education Students

The new Duke Design Health Fellows program connects the engineering classroom to biomedical commercialization

Students cross a wooden suspension bridge in the jungle with low overhanging clouds

Pratt in Costa Rica

Despite long, intense classes, the engineering-focused Pratt in Costa Rica study away class offers students a whole new world of learning opportunities

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The Pieces Required to Break a World Record

The Duke Electric Vehicles team broke the Guinness World Record for most fuel-efficient vehicle this summer

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Saving the World One Toy at a Time

With outreach in the Durham community as well as online, Project Tadpole makes playtime accessible for children with disabilities

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Growing Student Group Promotes Drones Across Campus

Students founded a new chapter of the Academy of Model Aeronautics in response to a growing interest in drones among the student body