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Check out the latest media coverage of Duke engineering research and education.


Forbes | October 19, 2020

Missionary Misfits: Meet A Former Fighter Pilot, Current Autonomous Vehicles Road Warrior

Featuring Missy Cummings

A profile of ECE Professor Missy Cummings, who is dubbed a "Missionary Misfit," someone who is supremely talented, endlessly curious, fanatically committed, and who is unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries.


Severna Park Voice | October 12, 2020

Severn School Senior Modifies Surgical Helmets To Protect Against Coronavirus

Featuring Duke COVID-19 Engineering Response Team

Severn School senior Regan King uses open-source plans for 3D-printed adaptors that can be used to retrofit helmets to help protect her father and his coworkers at the local hospital.


STAT | October 7, 2020

With ‘Nutrition Labels’ and an Anthropologist’s Eye, Duke Pioneers a New Approach to AI in Medicine

Featuring Dan Buckland

Dan Buckland, assistant professor of surgery and mechanical engineering, is working with colleagues to develop tools that use AI in health care while making sure they're easy to use for frontline workers. 


San Francisco Estuary | October 5, 2020

Match Points in Stormwater Soup

Featuring Lee Ferguson

NOVA | September 29, 2020

Finding My Voice

Featuring Khari Johnson

Biomedical engineer, Khari Johnson, explains how underrepresentation in STEM fields is not due to lack of interest, aptitude or talent, but instead due to a number of systemic barriers.


The New York Times | September 28, 2020

At the French Open, Cold Weather and a Ball That Will Not Behave

Featuring Adrian Bejan

MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan helps explain how temperature and weather are affecting how tennis balls bounce at the French Open this year.


National Geographic | September 23, 2020

How You Perceive Time May Depend on Your Income

Featuring Adrian Bejan

MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan weighs in on whether or not how the brain processes memories suggests that people who can afford more novel experiences will recall having lived longer lives.


The Washington Post | September 23, 2020

The New Apple Watch Says My Lungs May Be Sick. Or Perfect. It Can’t Decide.

Featuring Jessilyn Dunn

BME Professor Jessilyn Dunn is excited that the new Apple Watch includes a pulse oximeter, but wants to know how accurate it actually is before people begin relying on its data. 


Atlas Obscura | August 27, 2020

The Electrifying Science of Jellyfish Sprites, Explained

Featuring Steve Cummer

ECE Professor Steve Cummer helps explain how why it sometimes looks like red tentacles are dangling in the sky.


CNBC | August 26, 2020

Covid-19 Has Caused a Spike in Demand For Infrared Technology, But There Are Limitations

Featuring Po-Chun Hsu

MEMS Professor Po-Chun Hsu talks about how infrared camera technology is being leveraged to try to spot cases of COVID-19