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September 21, 2022

Artificial Soft Surface Autonomously Mimics Shapes From Nature

Soft surface adapts and reshapes itself to match a wide array of objects and motions

Innoworks students work together to solve a problem during one of the daily lessons

September 14, 2022

Expanding the STEM Pipeline’s Flow Rate in Durham

Students from Durham, NC, learn engineering fundamentals through two summer outreach programs at Duke

Priyamvada Acharya and the Cryo EM instrument at Duke

September 13, 2022 | Duke University School of Medicine

Duke Engineering-hosted Cryo-EM is a Workhorse in Search for a Vaccine for HIV

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) rapidly creates high-resolution images of the smallest pieces of proteins at the atomic level.

A. James Clark Scholars at Duke University

September 13, 2022 | A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Duke Welcomes Newest Clark Scholars from 8 US States, Australia and Ghana

Through tight-knit cohorts, the unique endowed program provides financial aid, dedicated advising, a summer bridge program, and opportunities for research and entrepreneurship.

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August 25, 2022 | Duke Today

Meet the QuadEx Faculty Fellows

Through their engagement with quad communities, fellows will support undergraduate intellectual exploration outside of the classroom

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August 23, 2022 | Duke Today

Patient Wearables, Meds-by-Tattoo, Pollution Detection & Ag Tech Among 2022 Duke Science & Technology Seed Grants

This year’s DST Seed Grant winners represent the great potential for significant medical, engineering and scientific contributions to region and nation.

Siobhan Rigby Oca

August 19, 2022

Siobhan Rigby Oca: Designing Robotics Education at Duke

With expertise in course design, the Duke PhD graduate and new MEMS professor of the practice will also serve as an assistant director of master's degrees

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August 15, 2022 | Duke Today

Stiff, Achy Knees? Lab-Made Cartilage Gel Outperforms the Real Thing

Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing

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July 26, 2022 | Columbia University

New Duke MEMS Faculty Member Boyuan Chen Trains AI to Advance Physics

The AI observes physical phenomena to uncover relevant variables—a necessary precursor to any physics theory

Boyuan Chen

July 18, 2022

Boyuan Chen: Making General-Purpose Robots That Are Smarter and Self-Aware

The new Duke MEMS faculty member is developing robots that will help release human creativity

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July 14, 2022 | Columbia University

Boyuan Chen, Now With Duke MEMS, Develops a Robotic Arm That Learns to Imagine Itself

A robot learns to perceive its own physical constraints