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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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July 22, 2014

Law of Physics Helps Explain Airplane Evolution

Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo—it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac. In a new study, Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, shows that a law of physics he penned more [...]

July 18, 2014

David Needham Named Honorary Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham

David Needham has a way of drawing research departments together. Already at Duke, he is a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and has affiliations with biomedical engineering, the Center for Bioinspired Materials and Material Systems, the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue [...]

July 15, 2014

Duke Engineers Abroad

After the economic downturn of the late 2000s hit America, it became difficult for college students to find jobs—not only new graduates, but summer internship seekers as well. Many students, however, found a silver lining. Instead of moping about poolside for three months, they flocked to different [...]

July 11, 2014

Dual Contrast Agent to Light Up Arterial Health Risks

Two degrees plus two scan energies and one heavy metal equals a new way to detect dangerous plaques in the coronary arteries. Potentially. Jeffrey Ashton, a biomedical engineering graduate student in Duke University’s  MD-PhD program, has won an American Heart Association Fellowship to develop a [...]

June 24, 2014

Memories on Mars

A student-led, crowdsourced project called Time Capsule to Mars held a press conference June 23, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to kick off its $25 million campaign. Led by Emily Briere, a rising senior in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, the [...]

June 06, 2014

Digitizing DukEngineer

When you’re perusing seven decades’ worth of prose from mostly unguided undergraduate engineers, there are bound to be a few surprises–as the team at Duke Libraries who digitized the entirety of the DukEngineer’s archives found. They turned up detailed explanations of how drinking-bird toys work [...]

June 03, 2014

$30 Million Gift to Advance Engineering and Science Education at Duke

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday. The Pearsons’ gift will support interdisciplinary programs, [...]

May 29, 2014

Mary "Missy" Cummings Receives Thomas Langford Lectureship Award

Mary “Missy” Cummings, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, has been named as a recipient of Duke University’s Thomas Langford Lectureship Award. Since its inception in 2000, the award has been given annually to five newly hired or promoted Duke faculty members in [...]

May 16, 2014

J. Michael Pearson

Graduation Year: 1981 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Mechanical Engineering Materials Science Career Highlights: CEO, Valeant Pharma J. Michael Pearson started his Duke journey as an undergraduate student double majoring in mechanical engineering and materials science and [...]

May 14, 2014

Microchip-Like Technology Allows Single-Cell Analysis

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves cells rather than electrons. Researchers at Duke [...]

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