For soft-spoken New Yorker Helawe Betre, biomedical engineering research offers just the right amount of predictability vs. surprise to keep him intrigued for a lifetime."Certainly there are frustrations with experiments that dont go as planned or that just puzzle me, but thats the challenge and why Im in the field," said Helawe, who emigrated to the U.S. from Ethiopia as a teenager.
Pratt's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department launched a new, updated Web site March 1 featuring more information for students, potential collaborators, and an employment section.
View the site at www.cee.duke.edu.
The new site includes profiles of several civil engineering students, and rotating photos on the homepage to keep it looking fresh.
"We recognize the Web as one of the primary tools undergraduate and graduate students use to help them determine what school to attend," said...
Dukes Ashutosh Chilkoti, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was named a Top Principal Investigator in a Science magazine Science Careers survey, published in October. The goal of the survey was to determine what characteristics postdocs value most in the researchers they work for, and to identify the principal investigators who best embody those characteristics.For Chilkoti, building successful working relationships with postdoctoral fellows is all about learning the...
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.
By David KingWhen asked what drew engineer Annu Sood to her job at a software company, she quickly responds, the company's entrepreneurial spirit. Her answer is not surprising, as Sood herself embodies that spirit, with quick thoughts and a vivaciousness that keeps you scurrying to keep up. She enjoys the new opportunities and new people she encounters each day at her product management job.
By David King
For Marc Clay, his MEM degree may have been a long time coming, but the dividends were immediate.
"My perspective is a bit different than those graduates who went straight from undergrad to the MEM program," Clay said. Having worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory for twenty years before returning to earn his Masters of Engineering Management degree from Duke, Clay took nothing he learned for granted.
Pratts Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communications Systems sponsored its inaugural Summer Course in Photonics on July 29-30, in the Teer building on Dukes campus. The event drew more than 70 Duke students and faculty for two days of lectures and socializing.We are very pleased with this years course, said David Brady, director of Pratts 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 Universitys 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,...