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Heather Byrd: A voice for engineering students by Steven Wright "My friends say I don't act like an engineer at all, and I find that amusing," she says with a smile. "I think they forget that engineers are people, too. Generally, people have a picture of engineers as these nerds who sit in the lab and study all the time, or they think of us as these pale students with no social skill, but most of us aren't like that."
Duke University's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on April 4-6 will host this year's regional Carolinas Conference and nine student engineering design competitions, including concrete canoe races.
To help a five-year-old with cerebral palsy cut paper as easily as herclassmates, two students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering designedan electric scissors attached to a common computer mouse and aspecialized paper stabilizer.Engineering senior Andrew Reish, of Vienna, Va., and graduate studentTravis McLeod, of Winston-Salem, NC., designed their electric papercutting assister as part of a class, BME 260 Devices for Disabled, thatgives engineering students the opportunity to design...
Pavan Cheruvu, a triple major in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and chemistry, was one of three Duke seniors to win a prestigious 2002 Rhodes Scholarship. The awards were announced Sunday. Cheruvu, of Tampa, has been involved in research on artificial hearts, and has helped develop a software model for a cardiac device. He has a 4.0 grade point average.
DURHAM, N.C. - A distinguished panel from academia, government and industry will discuss the education of engineers for the 21st century during the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering Symposium to be held from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Friday at Love Auditorium in Duke University's Levine Science Research Center. The panelists will discuss the role of the engineering profession in the post industrial manufacturing era. Panelists include: - Joseph Bordogna, deputy director of the National Science...
Last fall, Duke biomedical engineering seniors Lindsay Johnson and Corey Weiner pooled their engineering and musical knowledge to design and build a custom electronic device whose big round sensor pads sound electric guitar-like notes when struck by light wooden hammers. Their hope is that Hamer will be able to play bass string guitar-like riffs with the new made-to-order instrument in the same manner he now plays an acoustic string instrument called the hammered dulcimer, which he took up...

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