June 19, 2008
The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]
May 20, 2008
Liposomes are tiny capsules made of lipids, the same fatty molecules that make up the membrane of every cell in the body. These synthetic spheres naturally tend to form into hollow capsules around a drop of watery solution.
May 19, 2008
Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.
May 16, 2008
Firas Khasawneh, a Ph.D. student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), recently received a graduate student mini-grant from the Duke chapter of Sigma Xi, an international organization that promotes scientific achievement. Khasawneh, a native of Jordan, works in [...]
May 11, 2008
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratts graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.
May 08, 2008
Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has received a gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to establish a new undergraduate curriculum that will encourage students to think critically about problems that lack obvious solutions, like those they will encounter after graduation, President [...]
May 07, 2008
What would you recommend the students do during the first 100 days of their new jobs? What should they do to hit the ground running? What are the common mistakes students make in the first year of employment? What do you see as the biggest challenge to introducing a new service and how do you [...]
April 01, 2006
After a series of heated three-minute basketball contests, top prize in the sixth annual March Mayhem competition March 7 went to "Johnny V," a ping pong ball-dunking robot with a ball collection mechanism constructed of tightly strung rubber bands. The robot toppled the evening’s best shooter "J.J [...]