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Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Companies that form relationships with Duke Engineering join us as Partners and Sponsors

A Partner develops a mutually beneficial relationship, which may include talent identification, campus recruiting, career events, an advisory board seat, support of student design projects, faculty engagement and STEM-focused campus events. We work with our Partners to prepare engineers who are inspired and equipped for the future of design, data, research and entrepreneurship.

A Sponsor provides support to a specific, dedicated area of Duke Engineering. This support advances opportunities for students, programs and events that otherwise may not be possible. Sponsor support may be to a faculty research laboratory, program, student organization, project, or STEM-focused campus event.

To inquire about becoming a Partner or Sponsor, contact Kirsten Shaw.

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Sony supports Duke through its Sensing Solution University Program, which focuses on building partnerships between Sony Developer World, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and university research groups. Supported projects are finding innovative ways of using Spresense and Vision Sensing Processor microcontrollers.

The Pratt School of Engineering's Blue Devil Forest Divers, an XPRIZE Rainforest team, is supported through Sony Semiconductor Solutions America. The team is taking on the challenge of developing a flying drone that can conduct rainforest research that is otherwise only possible by climbing trees or erecting costly towers.

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General Motors

As a longtime corporate partner with Duke University, General Motors graciously supports the Pratt School of Engineering across disciplines, programs, projects and student teams.

General Motors team members—many of whom are Duke graduates—also participate in on-campus recruiting and mentoring, and hold positions on advisory boards.

Partner Projects with GM

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Duke Engineering's partnership with Garmin is focused on:

      • Creating opportunities for authentic, applied student design projects
      • Providing mentorship
      • Collaboration with faculty

A couple of recent projects include wearable tech and smartwatch feature design.

Through these projects, Garmin gains insights into the skills and preparedness of Duke engineers as they transition into the workforce.

In addition, Garmin team members participate on advisory boards and at on-campus recruiting events.

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Baxter International

Baxter International is the inaugural partner of the Duke Engineering Corporate Design Partners Program.

It led the first year-long corporate-sponsored Duke Design Health project.

The Design Health Program provides an immersive learning experience where teams actively identify, validate and prioritize problems that will impact human health.

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Lab Society

Lab Society provides equipment and laboratory supplies to the lab team in Duke Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering.