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September 14, 2016

New Study Abroad Program Designed for Engineering Students

New "Duke-In" program provides a study abroad option for engineering students that also counts toward graduation course requirements

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June 17, 2015

Meet the Duke Brew Devil

Engineering never sounded so cool. Every year, about a dozen groups of mechanical engineering and materials science seniors spend two semesters designing and building a senior project. These projects challenge students to use what they’ve learned over the past four years to solve an engineering [...]

June 10, 2015

Duke Engineering Invaded by Robots

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the Serengeti by drone or building a real-life medical C-3PO, Duke has you covered. Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering has made several new faculty hires in the past few years to create a group that will position the school to be a competitive leader in one of [...]

June 08, 2015

The Shape of a Perfect Fire

From ancient Egyptians roasting a dripping cut of beef next to the Great Pyramid of Giza to a Boy Scout learning to build a log cabin fire in his backyard, everyone builds fires with the same general shape. And now we know why. In a study published in Nature Scientific Reports on June 8, 2015, [...]

May 13, 2015

Isa Ferrall: Making Solar Energy Economical

I have used the amazing opportunity of being a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar to immerse myself in the clean/renewable/sustainable energy field and have pursued research to push the field even farther forward. I worked in Dr. Jeff Glass’s Nanomaterials and Thin Films [...]

May 11, 2015

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2015

Duke University awarded degrees to 441 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in ceremonies that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide commencement exercises at Durham Bulls Athletic [...]

May 07, 2015

Duke Flags Lowered: Engineering Professor Jack Chaddock Dies

Jack Bartley Chaddock, former professor and chairman of mechanical engineering at Duke, passed away on May 5 at the age of 90. Chaddock grew up in Cameron, W.Va., and attended the University of West Virginia. In 1942, he joined the Naval Reserves as a commissioned officer. He was assigned to the U. [...]

April 29, 2015

New Duke Facility Will Advance Engineering, Physics

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to [...]

April 27, 2015

Duke Receives $9.75 Million for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday. Launched in 2013, the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) [...]

April 24, 2015

Ken Gall Named Chair of Duke’s MEMS Department

Watch video of Ken Gall's New Faculty LectureKen Gall has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. An interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on developing and understanding advanced materials [...]

April 22, 2015

Engineering PhD Student Recognized for Service to Global Community

Doctoral student Titilayo Shodiya has received the William J. Griffith University Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Global Community. The award is given annually by Duke’s UCAE Center for Leadership Development and Social Action to a select number of graduating students whose [...]

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