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.
Residence hall/laboratory receives state's first platinum LEED rating
DURHAM, NC -- The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that standard.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratts graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.
Pratt senior Brandon Noia has been awarded an Intel Foundation/Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance Masters Scholarship. The two-year award provides tuition and fees, a $2,060 monthly stipend and an annual gift of $2,000 to the ECE department. Noia will study under ECE Professor Krish Chakrabarty.
Dan Roberts, a junior in Dukes Pratt School of Engineering, was one of three Duke students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Another engineering student, Stephen DeVience, received an honorable mention.
When asked to peer into the future and come up with a plan to provide water for the residents of Washington, D.C. 100 years from now, a group of four Duke engineering students responded with an imaginative plan to collect and process rainwater in 28 towers as wide as a Manhattan city block and 900 feet tall.
From a public health standpoint, one of the major issues facing underdeveloped countries is the supply of safe and clean drinking water. Countries trying to solve this problem are often daunted by the high costs of traditional water purification systems.