Input/Output Magazine 2023-2024
There’s an old adage that you get out of an endeavor whatever you put in. But just as important as the inputs and outputs is the slash between them—the planning, the infrastructure, the programs, the relationships. We hope the content within this magazine helps you not only discover a little more about Duke Engineering, but also ideas and inspiration that make your own slashes a bit bigger.
Could Quantum Give Us the Generative AI We’re Looking For?
Quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) might seem as distant from each other as New York and Los Angeles. But according to Duke Quantum Center (DQC) director Chris Monroe, the two subjects are practically next-door neighbors.
Sometimes in Microbial Life, Size Matters
The multi-institutional PreMiEr Engineering Research Center will rely on three life-sized test beds to examine how microbial communities affect human health in the places people live, work and play.
It’s Easier Being Green
How a collaboration spanning departments and institutions brought clarity to the mystery of glassfrog transparency.
Help from Our Friends
Duke Engineering leaned heavily on its alumni and industry contacts to design a new master’s program in climate and sustainability engineering.
Building a Program’s International Brand in an Emerging Field
Thoughtfully filling scholarly gaps in the FinTech industry’s global events calendar is building Duke’s reputation in the growing field.
Investing in University Spinouts
After a white-hot investing market in 2020 and 2021, the past two years have been tougher for many startups looking to raise new capital. Getting that all-important infusion of cash is especially crucial for the earliest-stage companies, like startups spinning out of universities.
Building Bridges with Communities, Not for Them
Students constructing a 122-meter footbridge in Eswatini benefit from the work just as much as those who will use it on a daily basis.
Adapting to AI in the Classroom
How Duke Engineering faculty are working to effectively—and thoughtfully—use generative AI tools.
When It Comes to Outreach, It’s in the Community
Two emerging programs at Duke provide valuable lessons on how to build experiences for a diverse set of local students to help expand the STEM pipeline.
Making a Positive Mark on Capitol Hill
Maintaining a physical presence in Washington, D.C. for over a decade, Duke in DC offers insights into the importance of faculty spending time engaging with policy makers.
Jerome P. Lynch, PhD, F.EMI
Vinik Dean of Engineering
Angela Brockelsby, EdD
Content Creators and Contributors:
Chloe Bayer, Fedor Kossakovski,
Annie Gibson, Michaela Martinez,
Jamal Michel, Joanne Park, Crystal Pratt, Sarah Rogers, Alex Mousan Sanchez, Mark Schreiner, Michaela Steele, Miranda Volborth
Faculty Advisory Council:
Aaron Franklin, PhD; Jeff Glass, PhD; Amanda Randles, PhD; Stefan Zauscher, PhD