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July 18, 2016

Recreating Catalhoyuk’s Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus.

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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 [...]

May 12, 2014

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2014

Duke University awarded degrees to 428 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 11, in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. [...]

May 08, 2014

Guglielmo Scovazzi Wins DOE Early Career Award

Guglielmo Scovazzi, an associate professor in both civil and environmental engineering as well as mechanical engineering and materials science, is the recipient of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award, in the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program. Through the [...]

April 29, 2014

Pratt's MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even lets researchers look through their interiors slice-by- [...]

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