This fall, students in Laurens Howles ME141L course were given a challenge and their mission was to conceive of a solution, design it, and finally build it. The challenges for this course may change semester to semester, but the goal is the same: giving students the experience of developing something from beginning to end.
Later this month during Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering and across the campus will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize.Last years first place winner was a company that developed a chip to be implanted in the brain of epileptics to control their seizures, while the runner-up developed a framework for the creation of games.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke Universitys Pratt School of Engineering challenges college students in the U.S. to create a video and an essay in response to this question: Which of the 14 grand challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering would you choose to address, and how would you do it?
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DURHAM, N.C. --- The Duke Smart Home Program, a high-tech, 10-student residence for green living and learning, has been selected as the Green Nonprofit Program of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal.
In many ways, students who participate in Engineering World Health (EWH) programs are medical MacGyvers Â– using their engineering training and scavenging abilities to fix medical equipment in often remote locations under less-than-perfect conditions.
In the process of providing a much needed service to medical facilities in Third World settings, the students in turn gain unique insights into the problems facing millions who don’t have access to the latest in medical care and how the medical...
A knee injury kept Will Patrick from going to Uganda the summer of 2007. After all the work he put into preparing for it, nothing could have held him back this summer.That ill-fated summer he was supposed to join a small team of students from Smart Home and the Duke chapter of Engineers Without Borders in a trip to Uganda to help a community-based non-governmental organization in Nkokonjeru and assess the some of most pressing issues of the people there.
Stesha Doku, a biomedical engineering student who graduated in the spring, has been named as a Fulbright Scholar, making her the second Pratt student to receive this award this year. The program supports one year of research at an institution outside the United States.