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By David KingWhat one word best sums up the results of Andrew Gonce's MEM degree? Acceleration. Not a bad choice for an engineer who spends much of his time working to improve the Ford Mustang.
Engineers and life scientists at Duke University believe that by combining the strengths and insights of their specialties, they can train researchers uniquely qualified to manipulate molecules, cells and tissues to treat human diseases and disorders.
Pratt’s Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems sponsored its inaugural “Summer Course in Photonics” on July 29-30, in the Teer building on Duke’s campus. The event drew more than 70 Duke students and faculty for two days of lectures and socializing.“We are very pleased with this year’s course,” said David Brady, director of Pratt’s Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communication Systems. “The attendance was far greater than we...
One hundred eighty Pratt School of Engineering students were awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, 15 received Master of Engineering Management degrees and 29 were awarded Ph.D.s May 11 following Duke University’s annual commencement exercises in Wallace Wade Stadium.
DURHAM, N.C. -- MBright, a Durham-based, next-generation digital display technology company, secured the first-place seed funding of $50,000 in the April 26 Duke Start-Up Challenge. Nine start-up companies competed for more than $125,000 in seed capital and services in the final round of the Duke Start-Up Challenge's multi-stage competition. All of the participating start-up companies included students from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Pratt School of Engineering, School of Law,...
DURHAM, N.C. -- Photonics and ultrasound engineering researchers from Duke University and The George Washington University have collaborated to design an optical scanner miniaturized enough to be inserted into the body, where its light beams could someday detect abnormalities hidden in the walls of the colon, bladder or esophagus.
DURHAM, N.C. -- A center at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering has received a $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant to start a two-year graduate research education curriculum that will teach students how to use engineering principles to explore natural materials and processes. Such research could lead to biologically-based products of societal benefit or to basic laboratory discoveries about living structures and systems.
BME graduate student Lawrence M. Boyd has been selected to receive one of three Dean's Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. This is the time first time graduate students have been honored for mentoring.
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke engineers have shown that intentionally imprecise rules of thinking called "fuzzy logic" can help hotel computers sell the right room to the right customer at the right time, thus boosting income. In a pilot study at two North Carolina hotels, researchers at the Duke School of Engineering's Machine Intelligence Laboratory found that the Bass Hotels and Resorts chain could achieve a "measurable" revenue increase by adding a fuzzy logic expert system to its computerized...