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


The Chronicle | October 29, 2018

From Bob Dylan to Harry Potter: A Look at Some of Duke's Most Unorthodox Spring Courses

Featuring Christine Payne

MEMS Professor Christine Payne is offering a course on the "Materials Science of Science Fiction" featuring a closer look at the vibranium that takes center stage in the movie "Black Panther."


Salon | October 22, 2018

Futuristic Organ-on-a-Chip Technology Now Seems More Realistic Than Ever

Featuring Samira Musah

Soon-to-be new faculty member Samira Musah has grown a type of cell critical to modeling kidney function called podocytes in a laboratory setting with much better results than previous attempts.


StarNews Media | October 20, 2018

OPINION: Legislature's Visionary Effort to Safeguard Drinking Water

Featuring Lee Ferguson

Professor Lee Ferguson pens an op-ed focused on the new consortium of water-quality researchers from universities across North Carolina directed by the state legislature to safeguard the state's drinking water.


The Washington Post | October 18, 2018

Shaken by Hype, Self-Driving Leaders Adopt New Strategy: Shutting Up

Featuring Missy Cummings

Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings comments on the self-driving car industry's recent step back from the news cycle. 


Newsy | October 3, 2018

Florence Risks Worse Pollution Than Previous Hurricanes

Featuring Lee Ferguson

After Hurrican Florence brought a record amount of rainfall to North Carolina, CEE Professor Lee Ferguson was out in the field taking water samples from all across the state for signatures of pollutants like pesticides, herbicides, and things like antibiotics and other kinds of contaminants that might be associated with hog farming and other kinds of intensive agriculture.


Duke Today | September 28, 2018

+DataScience Wants to Put the Power of Machine Learning in Everyone's Hands

Featuring Larry Carin

ECE Professor Larry Carin is helping Duke launch a campus-wide effort called "+Data Science" to help everyone on campus - including students, faculty and staff - be familiar with the language of data science, if not its practice, and able to see its promise for advancing their own work.


Futurism | September 24, 2018

The World’s First Practical Quantum Computer May Be Just Five Years Away

Featuring Kenneth Brown

A Q&A with Kenneth Brown, the leader of a new five-year, $15 million project to build the world's first practical quantum computer.


XPRIZE | September 24, 2018

Meet the Teams of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Featuring Martin Brooke

Catch up with Martin Brooke and Team Blue Devil Ocean Engineering in this Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Q&A.